National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC

4.6
Housing the largest collection of air and spacecraft in the world, National Air and Space Museum features the Apollo 11 command module and the Wright Brothers' biplane that launched the age of aviation in 1903. View IMAX films, try a flight simulator, visit the planetarium, or just explore hundreds of air and spacecraft, plus thousands of smaller objects--including several spacesuits worn on the moon and a real lunar rock. The museum is a haven for fans of the history and science of aviation, spaceflight, geology, and geophysics. Check online or at the entrance for IMAX movie times, daily tours, and educational activities. For National Air and Space Museum and beyond, use our Washington DC vacation maker tool to get the most from your Washington DC vacation.
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  • We visited The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. with SOTC Group. The museum is quite big and in two floors. It was established in 1946 as the National Air Museum, the main building...  more »
  • The National Air and Space Museum is a great museum. It contains some wonderful artifacts from aviation and space exploration. The Wright Flyer, the Spirit of St. Louis, the Bell X-1, and several...  more »
  • I was sooo keen to go to this, because space is such a bug thing in USA, but unfortunately more than half of it was closed for refurbishment and it was most of the space bit. What we saw was great...  more »
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  • The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is an interesting museum compared to the other Smithsonian museums. In my humble opinion though this is the best one! Man what an experience I had. The security guards were terrific, food was cheap and delicious, I went there with my 1st friends and family. Everyone there treated me so kindly and politely like I was their family. I forgot I was in a museum and thought I was at a family's house who collects massive realistic airplanes and space shuttles. All my friends and family learned so much and had so much fun, heck we even played in the simulator for a bit, what a time that was! Everyone in my group agree this is 5 stars! The gift shop was amazing and reasonably price. Would recommend for anyone, but sadly I must give it one star because some homeless man told me to, I'm sorry Mr. Smithsonian but I must give into the homeless person's needs before a rich mans. But I'm glad this place is free because their exhibits are too amazing to cost money! However this is the best museum I have ever been to, what an amazing trip!
  • This is a really amazing museum. If you have any interest in aerospace, this will be very interesting. This experience is very intrinsic compared to other experiences. There are many models, experiments, and exhibits to learn a lot. It is a great learning experience but is very fun and exciting at the same time. The employees are very friendly and knowledgeable about everything inside the museum. Everything has been well put together and thought out. It is very clean and has a good layout. The museum is free which is a great reason to check it out while in Washington D.C. visiting!
  • Wide open spaces packed full of interested information. This museum has something for everyone. There's a children's area that has tons of interactive activities, I didn't spend much time in there, but if I had a kiddo with me, I probably wouldn't leave that spot. The Wright Brothers area was so fascinating, I think I ready everything. Loved that the museum covered the history of flight all the way back to the bicycle. You can't miss all of the hanging planes, and take a minute to walk into the space shuttle. Don't skip this place. I will be back for another visit soon.
  • A great museum.. i had so much fun here seeing the wright brothers plane, a piece of moon space suits.. so many things. I really enjoyed myself here. An amazing place with amazing collection of things. Its so good for kids. Although its quite big and we need to walk to cover the whole place but its definitely worth it..
  • Good place to visit. There were a lot of sections that were closed. Few stations weren't working. I think it is a good place to go for elder kids who kind of understand or familiar with the concept of science spoken about there. For younger kids, it is just a photo-op place. Elder kids enjoyed recalling their known science concepts when they played with the tools at each station.

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