National Air and Space Museum

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

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(Temporarily closed)
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
Closed December 25

Admission is free


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. The museum has an IMAX theater for out-of-this-world escapes. 

Due to ongoing renovations, some galleries are closed. Learn what's on view.

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; Spirit of St. Louis; Bell X-1, an Apollo lunar module, How Things Fly activities and demonstrations, IMAX® films shown on a five-story-high screen ($)

  • Temporarily closed.

    The Museum’s cafeteria is being renovated to better serve our visitors.  A temporary cafeteria featuring sandwiches, salads, hot and cold drinks, and desserts is now open in the former McDonald’s location on the first floor.

    Group dining packages »



All visitors must enter the Museum through the entrance on the National Mall until 2022.

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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