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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
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The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
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  • Average6%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

If you go during the school year, try to arrive about 2:00, the students will be on their ways home.

Thank Scott N
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Extremely entertaining for the adults and children. Something to do for all ages and a McDonald's right there which was our cheapest meal in DC so far. Brought back a lot of memories from my childhood and teen years. My daughter loved that I lived...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 27 June 2016

If you only have time for 1 museum - this should be the one. Take the 90 minute free tour to orient you to the museum and to put everything in perspective. They have everything from the Wright Bro, Lindbergh etc. , early gliders and...More

Thank Lv2trvl82
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I'm not really into air and space and growing up around canaveral I have been to the Kennedy space center many times, but this place was cool. There are many hands on exhibits and places to let the inner child roam free. The planes that...More

Thank cabe0728
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The museum was extremely busy but we were still able to get round. They are renovating exhibits and the moon rock has moved but not far. Easy to get round and being free is a bonus

Thank jenh366
Reviewed 27 June 2016

It's always a great day when you can go to the Air and Space Museum--whether it is in DC or the Udvar-Hazy Center in VA. Both are filled with history and much learning is to be had ... not to mention fun! Who doesn't like...More

Thank Marialina B
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This was my second visit and I had hope for more things to see . Saying that i believe there is another air and space museum new Dules Airport that i would love to visit in my next trip and I believe it is much...More

Thank zabala2016
Reviewed 27 June 2016

A lot of history, fantastic IMAX movies, a 3 story gift shop. We made a day and a half of this museum because there was so much to do and they weren't offering extended hours on the days we were able to go. It is...More

Thank Shauna M
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a great museum for kids and adults. Lots of hands on and if you like old Planes and the history of war etc. This is a great museum.

Thank Lindar125
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Must see for those who are interested in Air/Space travel. They offer tours, have IMAX movies, and lots of displays and interesting information regarding Air and Space. Free Admission but make sure to get there early as it will get very crowded and the line...More

Thank StaceyCo1
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Brandi H
Does the second floor shake?
13 June 2017|
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Response from Keona W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, didn't feel anything when I visited last September.
Lines on Sunday mornings?
11 June 2017|
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Response from laks004 | Reviewed this property |
Smithsonian sometimes offer discounted/ free tickets for the first IMAX show. Otherwise, Sunday mornings aren't too crowded.
Does anyone know if there is a scooter rental company right near the mall? Not sure my husband can spend a whole day walking it. But only need it for one day to do the memorials and monuments.
31 May 2017|
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Response from chromedragon | Reviewed this property |
After a brief search found swiftwheelsdc Says free delivery, looks to have an assortment of "wheels" including motorized wheelchairs. Have to say I didn't see many (any?) motorized wheelchairs on the National Mall or in the... More