National Air and Space Museum

This fascinating museum’s 22 main exhibition galleries pay homage to some of the most ingenious and beautifully crafted objects of flight, from the Wright brothers’ airplane to powerful spacecraft. America by Air outlines the history of America’s airline industry including airplanes from the formative years of mechanical flight. Compelling exhibitions put these historic objects in their social and political context. Moon rock is displayed so that the public can touch it.

  • Independence Ave, SW & 7th St, SW

  • 202 633 1000


  • Open 10am–5:30pm daily; closed Dec 25

  • Dis. access


  • Free

  • Planetarium shows: $8.50

Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater

  • $8.50

Theater/Planetarium Combo

  • $14

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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