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National Air and Space Museum: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Note to visitors: Starting Oct 7, 2019, please enter through the Jefferson Drive entrance (National Mall side). The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Independence Ave At 6th St, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-633-2214
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is currently undergoing significant modernisation so there are only a couple of galleries open. We visited the exhibitions focused on the space race and the Wright brothers first flight. The lunar module and Neil Armstrong's space suit are still on display. A gallery...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Okay, to see. Half of the exhibits were closed Disappointed oh well that’s how it goes sometimes! Maybe next time

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JessicaL87
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The entire west end of the museum, and several other exhibit rooms, were closed for remodeling. Extensive exhibit of American and Soviet space programs and the German rockets that preceded them. Good coverage of the Wright brothers. Lindbergh's plane hangs from the ceiling. Other exhibits...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Alex S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved the musem and the exhibitions, this is not something you can see in every city or everywhere! I definitely recommend to visit if you’re in Washington!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank squall3399
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was looking forward to this museum, quite busy queuing before it opened at 10am, free entrance to this museum, lots of exhibits and very interesting on two floors, at the moment there is a lot of renovation work going on so lots of the museum...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 375jillb
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great museum to visit. It is incredibly interesting to see. The history is fascinating and it is powerful to see the exhibits first hand. Loved seeing the X-1 as well as all of the missile and space history

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank pdt1043f89
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spectacular museum. Free entry. A stroll down history lane. Great exhibits. Something for everyone. Highly recommend

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pjanderson213
Reviewed 3 days ago

We only had time for a very quick visit which ended up taking two hours as so much to see. Really well laid out and some fascinating exhibits including one for children explaing flight which was brilliantly understandable. Some major space exhibits and with snack...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank grahamd00dy
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is great for the kids mine are 10 and 8 y.o. and they got to see a lot of planes and got to understand how planes fly. I recommend to get a free guided tour it will take you to all the highlights...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MeyerArwas
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum is undergoing a total transformation and not all areas were available to the public. We decided to take a guided tour. Our guide, Larry, gave us quite a few interesting tidbits. The tour was about an hour and a half, so wear comfy...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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18 July 2019|
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Response from TACostaRica2018 | Reviewed this property |
If you have been to NASA, then it will be ok if you miss this one. I would definitely do the Holocaust!!
12 July 2019|
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Response from Jason P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it does. May be new since the others were there, but there was a Concorde about 6 months ago when I was there.
6 June 2019|
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Response from nbell8 | Reviewed this property |
We were there today and my kids were not impressed. It is crowded and everyone is fighting to see the exhibits that are open. We left after an hour. The line to get In was long and I don’t think it was worth it unless you... More