National Air and Space Museum

Air and Space Museum
655 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC

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Reopens Oct. 14, 2022
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Free timed-entry passes required
Closed Dec. 25


Launch into the history of flight by surrounding yourself with icons of air and space travel. The flagship building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C, exhibits aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and other flight-related artifacts. Due to ongoing renovations, the museum is closed. Half of the building will reopen on Friday, Oct. 14 with eight new and renovated exhibitions. 

The museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Virginia, houses many more artifacts in an open, hangar-like setting, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird and space shuttle Discovery.


1903 Wright Flyer; Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia,Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit, Star Trek Starship Enterprise Studio Model, Lilienthal Glider, Fuselage, Northrop, T-38 Talon

We encourage the use of public transportation.

Metro Station: L’Enfant Plaza (Maryland Ave. exit)

There is no public parking facility for Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. Limited 3-hour metered parking and commercial lots are available—see parking map. Reserved parking near the museums can be purchased in advance through ParkWhiz.

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Collection items shown may not be on view.