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The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. will open at 10 a.m., the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum will open at 11:30 a.m.; all other museums in Washington, D.C. and the National Zoo will be closed today, March 17.Skip navigation
Take a multi-stop journey through the history of flight in this classic IMAX® adventure. Watch the Earth drop away beneath as you ascend into the sky in an 1800s hot air balloon; soar across the Arizona skies with the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and blast off into space on a Saturn rocket. This popular giant screen feature has played daily and has been seen by millions of visitors at the National Air and Space Museum since the museum opened on July 1, 1976.
Explore the Milestones of Flight exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum for a first-hand look at the evolution of flight. From the Spirit of St. Louis to advances in space exploration, this exhibition showcases the premier objects of aviation and space history.