National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC

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Housing the largest collection of air and spacecraft in the world, National Air and Space Museum features the Apollo 11 command module and the Wright Brothers' biplane that launched the age of aviation in 1903. View IMAX films, try a flight simulator, visit the planetarium, or just explore hundreds of air and spacecraft, plus thousands of smaller objects--including several spacesuits worn on the moon and a real lunar rock. The museum is a haven for fans of the history and science of aviation, spaceflight, geology, and geophysics. Check online or at the entrance for IMAX movie times, daily tours, and educational activities. For National Air and Space Museum and beyond, use our Washington DC vacation maker tool to get the most from your Washington DC vacation.
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  • This was a very interesting place to see, there were so many exhibits that talked about different things. There even were some activities that they let you do. I learned a lot about how space works...  more »
  • Open to all and easy to get to. Better for adults with some knowledge/ interest than for kids/ families. Many areas are closed and being renovated.  more »
  • The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is an interesting museum compared to the other Smithsonian museums. In my humble opinion though this is the best one! Man what an experience I had. The security guards were terrific, food was cheap and delicious, I went there with my 1st friends and family. Everyone there treated me so kindly and politely like I was their family. I forgot I was in a museum and thought I was at a family's house who collects massive realistic airplanes and space shuttles. All my friends and family learned so much and had so much fun, heck we even played in the simulator for a bit, what a time that was! Everyone in my group agree this is 5 stars! The gift shop was amazing and reasonably price. Would recommend for anyone, but sadly I must give it one star because some homeless man told me to, I'm sorry Mr. Smithsonian but I must give into the homeless person's needs before a rich mans. But I'm glad this place is free because their exhibits are too amazing to cost money! However this is the best museum I have ever been to, what an amazing trip!
  • This is a really amazing museum. If you have any interest in aerospace, this will be very interesting. This experience is very intrinsic compared to other experiences. There are many models, experiments, and exhibits to learn a lot. It is a great learning experience but is very fun and exciting at the same time. The employees are very friendly and knowledgeable about everything inside the museum. Everything has been well put together and thought out. It is very clean and has a good layout. The museum is free which is a great reason to check it out while in Washington D.C. visiting!

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