Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
214 locals recommend ·
About this place
Our two locations hold the largest collection of historic air & space objects in the world. In DC, see the original Wright 1903 Flyer, Apollo 11 Command Module "Columbia," and touch a Moon rock. Check out our Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA, home to the Space Shuttle Discovery.
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By far my favorite museum to visit. Admission to many of the museums in DC are free, which is great to save on the budget. There are also some great sections in this museum where you can interact with the science.
Walk towards this universally unique museum with a collection of artifacts from the American and Russian space race. this is a no 1 must-see museum in Washington.
This is a great place for families. A favorite visiting as a kid and it still gets me. All of the neat aviation engines and aircraft are pretty cool. And as an adult, they have some great showings on the IMAX theater inside.