Hours and Locations

National Air and Space Museum

Air and Space Museum
6th St. & Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Closed Dec. 25

Free timed-entry passes required


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. While the museum undergoes transformation, half of the building is open with eight new and renovated exhibitions. 

The museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Virginia, houses many additional 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 Metrorail and Metrobus.


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

Nearest Accessible Metro Entrance:
L’Enfant Plaza
SW corner of the Department of Transportation courtyard; D St. SW between 6th & 7th St.

Check MetroRail's Elevator and Escalator Service Status page for service disruptions.


To provide an address for MetroAccess Paratransit, please use 600 Independence Ave., SW.


There is no public parking facility for Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. A limited number of city-operated metered parking spaces are available, including several accessible parking spaces.

View a map of accessible parking spaces.

Reserved parking near the museums can be purchased in advance through ParkWhiz.
Note: ParkWhiz is a third-party vendor (ParkWhiz Privacy Policy).


Mars Café
(Lower Level)
Coffee and full espresso bar, featuring locally roasted “Bird Friendly” artisan coffees, specialty teas, and a selection of seasonally inspired sandwiches, warm paninis, salads, and pastries.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Take home a piece of air and space history from the Museum Store or shop online.

See Getting Here for information on accessible parking and public transportation.

Accessibility Information and Programs

Access services for guided tours: NASMtours@si.edu

All other access service requests:: NASM-VisitorServices@si.edu

Collection items shown may not be on view.