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The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

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Location

National Air and Space Museum DC
600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
Closest Metro stop: Smithsonian, on the Blue, Silver and Orange lines.

Timings

10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (on regular basis)
10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (during spring and summer season)

Admission

Free

Product code

TSNAAASM

The National Air and Space Museum DC is undergoing major refurbishment work started in fall 2018, which is expected to take seven years to complete.
The museum is open, except certain exhibits that are closed.
Some collections will be moved to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

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 National Air and Space Museum

A Museum about History of Aviation and Space Travel

Current State of the Museum:

The National Air and Space Museum DC is undergoing major refurbishment work started in fall 2018, which is expected to take seven years to complete.
The museum is open, except certain exhibits that are closed.
Some collections will be moved to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

Air and Space Museum DC – A Museum that Goes Above and Beyond

A Brief about the Museum:

The air space museum DC presents the world of aviation and space travel. The museum contains the largest collection of aviation and space artifacts that have been very significant in the history of aviation industry.

The Air Space Museum in DC, educates and inspires aspiring pilots and astronauts of future generations.

Opened When: 1976
Where: on the National Mall

How to reach there:

The easiest way to reach the National Air and Space Museum Washington DC is via Metrorail or Metrobus. The closest Metro stop is Smithsonian, on the Blue, Silver and Orange lines. The 32, 34 and 36 Metrobus routes, and the DC Circulator’s National Mall route, will all take you to the Mall.

Inside the Museum:

The Air and Space Museum in Washington DC takes visitors to an amazing journey of space exploration and technological advancements achieved by aviation industry in the last century. You will live through your fascination of flights, at one of the most visited museums in the world.

The historical marvels on display are fundamental to the story of flight.

The 1903 Wright Flyer
The flyer owns the distinction of being the first powered aircraft that took world’s first successful flight. It’s absolutely worthwhile looking at the ground-breaking flying machine standing right in front of you!

Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis
The first aircraft to complete a nonstop flight from New York to Paris.

The Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia
It stands as the only part of the Apollo 11 spacecraft that returned to the Earth from the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. It is displayed especially in the Space Race exhibition. Visitors can also see the spacesuit worn by astronaut Neil Armstrong during his mission to the moon, and touch a sample of a lunar rock brought back.

Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall
The exhibition illustrates how the advancements in aviation and space industry transformed the entire world’s perspective about it. Every exhibit presents a tale of power and valor. It features the Bell X-1 Glamorous Glennis, the first aircraft to break the sound barrier.

IMAX Theater & Planetarium
The IMAX theater gets a spectacular movie-watching experience displaying images up to eight stories high, with state-of-the-art cinematography, wrapped in digital surround sound.
You can be a daytime stargazer at the public observatory that has a powerful solar telescope. Watching through the lens of this high-powered telescope, and focusing the celestial bodies, can be an amazing experience for all the curious souls. Even on certain evenings, the night-time stargazing is organized with contribution from volunteer experts who even share their personal telescopes.

Several educational events are also organized here for children and adults.

Restoring all Glorious that the Air and Space Museum Holds

As one of the most-visited museums in the world, the Air Space Museum Washington in DC has consistently received more than six million visitors, every year. To maintain the magnificence of all that the Air and Space Museum DC preserves, a major refurbishment work is going on in the museum, wherein all 23 galleries and spaces are getting transformed. More than 1,400 new artifacts will be displayed upon completion of the project.

The project is expected to get completed in six years. Till that time, museum will stay opened with restrictions on certain exhibits.