National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC

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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 today and the family in front of us didn’t speak English. The woman at the security check in was very short and rude with them. I was directly behind this family while standing and waiting ...  more »
  • I went to this museum. I'm not very friend of museums. I see a painting or a sculpture or a whatever and am already ready here I pass the same except for the Wright brothers. Understand a little more what they did is worthwhile. It's amazing. Really. It's like a person who works in auto suddenly decides to build a moon rocket. Only that piece already justifies a visit recommended by where you look at it
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  • Been many times, just love it. Helps if you are an aviation fan but not a requirement! Space shuttle and spy planes, old radial engines, missiles, dozens of beautiful aircraft. Take a kid!  more »
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  • Wonderful place to visit. Make sure you have got a days time at least to explore this properly at normal pace ! There are too many things to see and read about them so it takes time. Be ready to walk a lot. If you are science lover then you might enjoy the shows Dark Universe, Journey to stars etc. If not , then please don't bother to spent $9 as language of the film is very scientific and layman might as well not understand it and sleep during the show. But visual effects of the show and round screen is a must take experience in life. So decide wisely if you want to miss out on this one :p
  • One of the best places I have ever been (and free admission)! Of course I am a huge fan of planes and such. This museum has so much to see and learn about. I spent five hours here and could have spent another five if I had more time. The exhibits are well setup and the information is great. The “How Things Fly” exhibit was my favorite, with hands on activities to help you understand the physics of flight. It was great for kids aged 2 - 100! Another great exhibit contained an aircraft carrier feel with a simulator you can try to land a plane on a carrier. Many, many other things to see!
  • Great museum of course. Has pretty good high level info. Specially for kids or people that need an initial broad understanding. Do ask the guides there for in depth conversation, they're very knowledgeable. Ask for gift shop hours, sometimes they stay open late so you can buy things after doing your round. Also, do the planetarium shows. They're good.
  • Very large museum with tons of exhibits to explore. The exhibits were filled to the brim with all sorts of exciting space adventures from the '50s. If you're into taking pictures, there are many photo opportunities. The security is quick and efficient, when you first walk in. You will also see a giant screen when you come to the space with the flights hanging from the ceilings, where you could virtually move the screen and find topics you are interested in. It is next to the booth where you can pick up your headsets for the guided tours. Pleasant experience! :)
  • Amazing museum for history lovers. We got goosebumps to see Wright Brothers first ever plane that flew!! Let that sink in. Planetarium show was very informative but a bit dry, no complaints though. Museum entry is free!! Planetarium and 3D cinema have entry fees, $8 each I think. Highly recommended for families with kids.
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