Smithsonian National Air And Space Museum
From The Earth To The Stars
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is a must-see DC attraction. One of the best museums in the world, it showcases our journey from the Earth to the stars, from the Wright brothers to Neil Armstrong. The museum has the world's largest collection of aviation and space artifacts, making it the largest of the 19 museums that encompass the Smithsonian Institute.
The museum's latest exhibits include A New Moon Rises, which shows views from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, Cold War Aviation, Jet Aviation, and Moving Beyond Earth, which explores future possibilities in spaceflight. Famous artifacts include the Wright's 1903 Flyer, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 Command Module, and even moon rocks. Whether you're a history buff or a futurist, the Air and Space Museum has an exhibit for you. If you're coming with kids, the museum's Family Days are great ways to teach kids about flight. Events include Mars Day!, Milestones in Aviation and Space, and Innovations in Flight.
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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Independence Ave at 6th Street, Southwest
Washington, DC 20560
Phone: (202) 633-2214
Hours & Admission
- Open every day except December 25.
- Admission is free
- Regular hours:
- 10am – 5:30pm