Reviews of Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Tourist Attraction)

600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560, United States

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Barry Burton

I really like seeing the actual machines and tools that have been used to make history. It amazes me what they were able to accomplish with what they had. I wonder sometimes if our current accomplishments compare favorably in light of our technological advances - are we doing all we can with what we have now?

Barry Burton

I really like seeing the actual machines and tools that have been used to make history. It amazes me what they were able to accomplish with what they had. I wonder sometimes if our current accomplishments compare favorably in light of our technological advances - are we doing all we can with what we have now?

David S

We visited several of the Smithsonian museums while in Washington and the National Air and Space Museum was fantastic. It had something for all ages to see and was very educational. We spent a couple of hours in the museum, but could have stayed longer because there’s just that much to see. This and National Natural History Museum were the two best museums and they’re directly across the Mall from each other. Recommend you enter any of the museums your planning to visit from the street sides of the buildings (Constitution Ave for Natural History and Independence Ave for Space) versus the Mall side as the line ups to get in are much shorter. Definitely worth visiting while in Washington.

David S

We visited several of the Smithsonian museums while in Washington and the National Air and Space Museum was fantastic. It had something for all ages to see and was very educational. We spent a couple of hours in the museum, but could have stayed longer because there’s just that much to see. This and National Natural History Museum were the two best museums and they’re directly across the Mall from each other. Recommend you enter any of the museums your planning to visit from the street sides of the buildings (Constitution Ave for Natural History and Independence Ave for Space) versus the Mall side as the line ups to get in are much shorter. Definitely worth visiting while in Washington.

jessica hart

The parts that were open were well done and cool to see. But BE AWARE they are doing major renovations in the museum so almost half of the areas are closed until 2022. Major thing we were disappointed to see was the WWII area was closed, which was the most of the reason we went in the first place. This is not mentioned clearly anywhere on the website or museum app. So that was a bit of a disappointment. But the other museums were awesome!

Candace M.

Great museum! Take the free tour if you can it was great, and very informative! I personally wouldn't have know what to do without it.

Sina Shirinpour

If you like aircrafts and spacecrafts, this is the place for you. It has a decent collection (typically small to mid-size). You can get an appreciation of the endeavors and chronological progress since the beginning of the history of flight. You can also learn the basic science behind aerodynamics with hands-on activities.

Becca Moates

Amazing museum as usual. The Spirit of St. Louis was on the ground which was a cool opportunity! Hope the construction finishes quickly but I don’t know the timeline. Still lots of things to see though.

M

If I have an over than excellent level for a place to visit this is one of them. Incredible and astounding collection of the future air and space age of the world. There you find also great simulation games for kids. They will love them for sure. The airplanes collection comprises the first Wright Brothers plane, the WW1 and WW2 main historic planes and what else you can imagine about. Please visit it all as you can see the replica of the Space Lab a real Soyz module. The reentry capsule of the Apollo missions and the most interesting satellites are also on display. Visit it all don't miss a thing because it is a must must see place.

Dan

This is the first museum to be added on the list if you're here. Seeing what has been achieved in the 60's in terms of space exploration almost makes you want another cold war (which surprisingly did allow some nice events such as the US and the Russian station connecting to each other). If you're afraid to travel with a small plane, just take a look at the capsule which was used to return from space (e.g. Gemini), those people were brave! You can also see how small the satellites can be and so many other things. I really recommend starting with the space stuff as the museum is pretty big and you don't want to skip anything in that department.

Paranormal Society

Place is very crowded. It is an amazing place to see and we learned a lot of history here. We even got a space suit for my toddler son to use this Halloween. It was so adorable to pass up. A lot of exhibits were closed when we were here which was disappointing but overall it was an amazing experience.

Liz Savery

A favorite museum of mine, and one that is consisently good. Exhibits are informative, eye-popping and entertaining. It's usually crowded, and this summer there's a lot of renovation going on, so public spaces are even more crowded than usual, but I look forward to the updated exhibits. The gift shop is fun but could use a little more in the way of adult options; give us more books! There's a cafe as well, in case you need a bite to eat, though the food trucks outside are always an option as well.

Stephen JW Steele

Air and Space a must see. If you only have an hour, this is your stop. Lots to see quickly. Limitless relevance to every aspect of flight and history. A thoughtful display of a massive amount of important aviation relics and if you have the time, there is an IMAX that for one entry fee permits you to stay as long as you like and watch everything! Always recommended.

Idalmis Ramirez

You could be here all day. And you wouldn't be able to take it all in as you should. I found it fascinating. Would definitely go again. Snd recommend it to everyone.

Tori

The National Air and Space Museum is very impressive as it houses countless rockets and planes. It has stunning planetarium pp0shows narrated by people like Neil Degrasse Tyson that make you feel as if you are travelling through space yourself. And, there are three different exhilarating simulation rides that range in price from 8-12 dollars.

Melissa Salinas

Great museum. Lots to see and experience. The Space exhibits are my favorite and amazing. Several hands on area for kids as well. Its not a huge museum so its not a lot of walking, but really great things to see. Perfect for a girl scout troop. It does get busy on weekends though.

Melissa Salinas

Great museum. Lots to see and experience. The Space exhibits are my favorite and amazing. Several hands on area for kids as well. Its not a huge museum so its not a lot of walking, but really great things to see. Perfect for a girl scout troop. It does get busy on weekends though.

Richard

Exhibitions are lovely, and well laid out. Getting in was a breeze, not much queueing needed. It was very busy though, and difficult to soak in the place as you always feel rushed by the huge crowds. Around. Third of the exhibits were also under renovation when we went. Fantastic place for kids and families and free entry.

dina zidan

Went there for The Lion king show, the screen is amazingly huge and so clear, its IMAX 3d. Very pleasant, fun place and we got to see some of the Air and Space Museum at night. The only down part in my opinion in the theater was the arm rests, there was no drink holders and they are very uncomfortable for the arm. But other wise its a fantastic experience and i don't regret it one bit .

Bassam A

Absolutely astonishing place. A must for everyone, the space enthusiast and the curious alike. So much history, so much ambition, so much grandeur showcased here to recount a history of exploration and pioneering feats of human capabilities. Very highly recommended.

Rob Macdonald

This was a great museum for the kids. They have a ton of hands on activities for all ages. They also have simulators for the older kids. We didn't have time to try this out - it was busy the day we went. They also have the original Wright brothers air craft. That was very cool. I was surprised that there have been many replicas made. They also have one of the first astronauts space suits that was used on Apollo missions. That was fantastic! You could easily spend a few hours or more in the museum. Plan your trip ahead of time.

Tracy Fogle

Came at the end of August. Loved that it's still free to go into this museum! Long lines, but they go pretty fast. The VR "rides" are worth it, according to my 13 year old. Food is ridiculously priced, so come with a full stomach! If you're patient, you will enjoy walking through the big Space Shuttle. Full-sized space suits are for sale in Gift Shop & reasonably priced, considering their real cost. I found a real gem under a sales rack!

Lee Kimzey

Great tour! Such a fun time seeing all the historic things in the museum. We did the flight simulator and I’ve decided that my new nickname is Maverick!

Toni H

Please finish the construction soon. Very little to see and do now. I loved the sun display when you enter the museum. I was disappointed about not getting a chance to visit the WWII or other exhibits due to the construction. However I plan to visit again after all is finished.

April Thurber

Very wheelchair accessible for my mom we rented a electronic chair from a place near Tyson's to go to the Air and Space museum and some other places in the DC area in early July this year. I highly recommend seeing the Apollo IMax show saw stuff never seen or knew about the Apollo mission this was extra but worth it they have other shows and times for everything so you can maximize your visit. Also the observation floor elevator closes about 4 so hit that early. The simulation experiences cost extra too but are very popular and close early too.

Tia Cherie, DVM

My husband and I enjoyed coming back here (both of us had been as children). We wish the flight simulator would have lasted longer (especially since it cost $22 for the both of us - one as Gunner and one as pilot). The discovery stations in the space part of the museum were awesome and the staff were very knowledgeable in answering questions. We were there an hour and a half and still had more to explore by the time they closed but it was a great visit, especially for free admission!

Becca Moates

Amazing museum as usual. The Spirit of St. Louis was on the ground which was a cool opportunity! Hope the construction finishes quickly but I don’t know the timeline. Still lots of things to see though.

Stephen JW Steele

Air and Space a must see. If you only have an hour, this is your stop. Lots to see quickly. Limitless relevance to every aspect of flight and history. A thoughtful display of a massive amount of important aviation relics and if you have the time, there is an IMAX that for one entry fee permits you to stay as long as you like and watch everything! Always recommended.

Ashleigh Perry

A bit crowded but very kid friendly with activities and games that the five-year-old twins I nanny absolutely loved. We made our own aircraft out of craft materials, created our own virtual rockets, looked through telescopes, and had a ton of fun just wandering around. Lines went quickly and staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Felt confident allowing the kids to explore a bit more openly as a lot of the museum has an open layout. Parking on the street wasn't too bad and only cost about $5 for two hours with less than a 5min. walk. Overall a great experience.

Giuseppe Galletti

This place is my time machine! I visited this museum for the first time when I was 11 and I had a blast. Now that I'm almost forty I feel the same excitement when I step inside. It brings back to my memory the dream of seeing our planet from a unique point of view, the dream of visiting a far away galaxy, star or planet Every time I go to DC I make sure not to miss my visit to this (for me at least) magic place! Five hearts more than five stars

abdelilah el hassani

This is the wonderful story of Icarus narrated in a different way. The greatest epic, the most stunning adventure of the human species : how and when man began to fly and conquer space. The museum offers several teaching materials to understand this: pictures, documentaries and even a ( paying) simulator. A very informative experience for all ages. I highly recommend.

VlaD Dim

Good museum. Many things to do for kids. Collection of that place including famous examples of Soviet Union space history. Now you can found it here and enjoy it. Interactive exhibition will very interesting for adults and children. You can found jewelry from asteroid pieces in souvenir store.

Al Risden

Inspiring as ever. I've been to this memorial a couple of times now and still feel the historical nature of what I'm witnessing. I've found the best way to visit is on one of the tour buses that allow you to get off and back on at your own liesure rather than a 100% guided tour. Parking can be challenging and I've driven in many cities and this is typical of most. Not much time to think about where you want to go. You just get in traffic and go, so you may miss things as the driver. The buses bypass all of that inconvenience.

abdelilah el hassani

This is the wonderful story of Icarus narrated in a different way. The greatest epic, the most stunning adventure of the human species : how and when man began to fly and conquer space. The museum offers several teaching materials to understand this: pictures, documentaries and even a ( paying) simulator. A very informative experience for all ages. I highly recommend.

Aaron Dias

Went to this museum a few months ago but it is still one of the coolest museums I have been to. I really turned into a teenager when I entered this place. Loved learning the history of each aircraft. Get ready to spend about two hours if you love aviation.

Tushar Sharma

Had a great time at air space museum. You could see the Wright brothers history, souvenirs, moon landing and the rockets used for that... It will take 2 hrs easily. There is an IMAX theatre if you fancy a movie. There was a dedicated section for wright brothers and also "how things fly" explaining with small experiments about pressure difference, wings, drag force, balance... Super cool.

Subhasis Ray

It is best to catch one of the volunteer guided tours here. As of September 2019 this museum is undergoing renovation, and half of it is closed. This work is expected to go on for another 2-5 years. In the meantime many of the exhibits will find home in the Udvar-Hazy center near Dulles.

Andrea Schoeny

Even with a third of the museum closed (construction), it was still amazing. It's mind-blowing how many artifacts the museum has. It's busy on Saturdays, so we were a little overwhelmed about the number of people and where to start to maximize our time. We lucked out into a great tour lead by Sean T., an MIT grad, and super-knowledgeable and enthusiastic docent. The public tour was the way to go, for sure!

R Ravi

Excellent museum to visit with family and kids. This place offers free entrance and worth spending 3-4 hours to cover all exhibits though some are closed for renovation. Visited along with family and thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s very informative and detailed. Don’t miss IMAX theater for good documentary films. It’s paid entrance and worth trying. The planetarium is another paid exhibit which is worth trying. There were limited / no food options inside and plan this post proper breakfast or lunch. The queues outside main entrance may look long but are fast moving. There is no open food or drink allowed inside. So remember to finish open food or drink before entering. Water is allowed still. Overall a very informative place worth spending couple of hours!

Lisa Henderson

Lots of things to see here. Rockets and spacesuits .There’s a rock from the moon that you can touch. It was so cool . Trekkie fans don’t want to miss the ship that’s in a big glass case. See the first airplanes . Thankful for all who take care of it to keep it nice and clean .2019

Arrvid Carlson

Much needed renovation is ongoing. Some exhibits were engaging others were more stale than the ancient relics on display. The planetarium was well worth the price of admission however. The simulators were decades old and no longer do justice to their intended function. Plan on two, maybe three hours tops if you stop to read everything at least until the renovation wraps up.

Colin C

One of the best museums in the world. The hands on experience focused on space and flight is second to none. If you come to DC you have to come here. Great for kids too!

Alex Balseiro

Where do i begin, let me state it this way. I spent over 3 hrs at the museum and it felt as if time never passed. Many exhibits to see and all are well worth it. Very knowledgeable and picture worthy. My son said it the best the size of the animals are quite diffrent then one sees in the movie's. A must see to all

Becky Goodman

Tonight was the 50th anniversary of the moon landing so it was the place to be. Neil Armstrong's space suit was displayed among other items from the historic landing. Their lovely and knowledgeable volunteers are always fun to listen to. The rocket was projected onto the Washington Monument so that was a finally for the visitors. Basically if you like things that fly, visit the museum. You won't be disappointed. Plus you can take in a movie about space, flight, earth and always a current big screen film.

Kevin

I’m writing this review at the same time as I’m writing one for NASA Park in Houston so I guess that reflects the fact I’m predisposed to be interested in this! This museum gets a lot of hype, but honestly it’s deserved. I couldn’t help but walk away with a far greater appreciation for how recent all the developments have been and how quickly the technology advanced. I recommend the audio tour because it can be information overload to try and read everything in one go. The guide is really well put together. I did wish they had more on the Apollo missions but that’s a personal bias. Also, pack your wallets because the food prices are astronomical.

gabriel felx

Really nice experience at this museum. Most of the greatest museum in the city are really close to one another so it's a short walk between them. All of theme are free so there is no excuses not to go. There is a really nice collection of air and space vehicule that you can see up close.

Beth Woods

Kids & adults will enjoy the National Air & Space Museum. A great interactive section, amazing displays & of course gift shops. Allow plenty of time, there is a lot to see!

May Ulrich

Fun place! There was some construction going on and we can't wait to see it when it is complete. My daughter loved seeing Bessie Coleman whom she wrote a paper about. The Apollo 11 film was awesome. Plus there are spaceships!!

C H

Do not miss an site here.This tour was like going through a history book page by page. Our eyes were stuck on the many aspects of history that have come and gone before our eyes over the years. This place is absolutely tremendous and every item in it is larger than life. Who could ever have imagined that all these things could have possibly flown our skies and entered into space. We might be very thankful that the American government has kept these transport vehicles to remember our humble beginnings. This is a museum takes a lot of time to appreciate everything inside it. Go explore the many ways that our history had something to do with travel.

Katrina Shlyakonova

An absolutely amazing collection and museum with a captivating tours given by a young docent. Was the most interesting thing I've ever listened to! Many original vehicles and space crafts and full of information. Highly recommended (we even came back the next day for a second visit)

Ashleigh Perry

A bit crowded but very kid friendly with activities and games that the five-year-old twins I nanny absolutely loved. We made our own aircraft out of craft materials, created our own virtual rockets, looked through telescopes, and had a ton of fun just wandering around. Lines went quickly and staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Felt confident allowing the kids to explore a bit more openly as a lot of the museum has an open layout. Parking on the street wasn't too bad and only cost about $5 for two hours with less than a 5min. walk. Overall a great experience.

Ande Ngola

The museum has a wonderful mix of exhibits and has some great experiences for younger visitors. However, the restrooms do not lend themselves to the museum's youngest visitors. The "family restrooms" do not have changing tables so it is unclear what type of families it is intended to serve. In each of the main restrooms, there is only one changing table inside a handicapped stall which can make for a long wait to get access to it.

Alyssa Seals

Absolutely plan on returning! So much fun. The movie itself was an experience. Didn't get nearly as much time there as I would have liked, but that just means that I get to see more the next time!

Jim Allen

One of the many stops we made while we were on the mall. Brought back many memories from my childhood. I highly recommend a visit if you have time.

Hriday Unadkat

Wonderful museum! Definitely check out the events it has! Today was the day that the museum began celebrating 50 years of the Apollo missions. Besides exploring the museum, here were informational booths set up to explain our past and future endeavors to the moon. There was a bunch of free stuff too! There were posters and informational documents you could grab. We even saw the space suit Neil Armstrong wore. The gift shop was good, but lacked an actual NASA shirt. Would give 5/5 if they had NASA shirts there.

Gauri Railkar

Nice exhibits. It's free. You pay if you want to watch movies. I watched Apollo 11. It was ok. Don't know about the 3d movies as I did not have more time.

Ju Powell

Beautiful exhibitions. There are some tags explaining the era and model and so on; which I find really helpful so you don’t need a tour guide. Great place for the entire family.

Willwam845

As with most museums in DC, they take about a day to fully explore. This museum has a lot to explore, especially for kids, not just a ton of large models. There are many interactives, which makes it a very enjoyable museum for the family. There is also a scaled model of the solar system on the north side, which is very interesting. And as with all museums, bring an empty water bottle.

Joshua Coulston

Would have liked to see more big planes. Otherwise it's ok. It felt like it was tailored to students in effort to encourage them into careers in flying etc.

Emily Bartlett

Wonderful museum with so much to see! Prepare to stand in line if you come during peak business hours in order to get inside and to any of the very popular activities. The gift shops are scattered all over the vast building and each one has a few little unique features inside them. The exhibits are very well laid out and most of them are interactive in some way. Great place for family and friends alike!

Melissa Witt

Wonderful place to visit. Plan to spend the day so much to see. Gift shops are pretty good small selection. My son loves the astronaut suit. Food there wasn't that great. Only hot food was hot dogs for $8 and drinks were $4. They did have cold cut sandwiches in the cooler fridge. I would wait until you go outside there are a ton of food trucks and water for $1.

Hillary Sadoff

Always a great time. Where else can you see Neil Armstrongs space suit, the one from his walk on the moon? Lots to read, little to touch. Except for that moon rock. You can walk through sky lab.

white noise

Great place to spend a few hours. We were a little disappointed that large sections were closed off for renovations, however when they are completed it will be even better. Loads of great displays and information on hand. To top it off, it is FREE! Only downside was the very long lines for the restrooms.

Nonprofit Dreams

I spent way more time then I thought. It was really interesting to learn more about space and flying. The movies were awesome I watched 2 back to back. I have a better appreciation for science & technology. They even have virtual reality trips so you know what it feels like. Museum admission is free to see all the stuff but the movies & virtual stuff are extra.

Emindxb Eminabud

Impressive place. Pity I went during renovations but still excellent exhibits. Great for kids and adults!

Mim AUB

My kids love this museum so much specially the room where they could make some experiments. I only have a wish if the museum could provide a small book for kids that the parent could read before the visit. so they can provide more explanation for their kids Durant the visit .

Divya Ghetia

This place is really great for air and space enthusiasts. It has a lot of information and it is really fun for everyday people. It is absolutely free!! Which makes it even better. There are also IMAX cinemas inside the museum so you could watch a 45 minute movie about Air and Space. A must go if you are an enthusiast about space and planes, plus it’s free so you save on money.

JONGWAN Lee

The museum is good. But I had an bad experience. When I pass by security desk to go out, my son figured out he lost his sunglasses. I wanted to turn and talk to my son. But the security lady told me “wrong way”. I said “I’m not coming from outside, I have being here.” Of course i didn’t go out and open the exit at all. Just stopped in front of security desk. She said again and again “I didn’t see you. Go back!” It seemed like she kicked me out. It was good travel in D.C. But she made us bad experience.

Felix Pena

Great place to learn about flight and space. Food is really expensive here, so don't come hungry. The entrance is free so get ready to pay markup prices to eat and shop here.

Giuseppe Galletti

This place is my time machine! I visited this museum for the first time when I was 11 and I had a blast. Now that I'm almost forty I feel the same excitement when I step inside. It brings back to my memory the dream of seeing our planet from a unique point of view, the dream of visiting a far away galaxy, star or planet Every time I go to DC I make sure not to miss my visit to this (for me at least) magic place! Five hearts more than five stars

bill Marinelli

Touching, we'll documented. Something EVERY ONE should see so it can NEVER happen again and its getting close with the USA policy on immigration and people of color. Not enough places to sit and take pause, try to wrap your hands around the extent of the attroscity. It's a wonder that there's people who believe it never happened. Very worthwhile experience.

James Mitchell

As one would expect, it's very crowded which detracts from a lot of the exhibits in the main room if you aren't able to see over people's heads. A lot of the museum was closed in the summer of 2019 for renovations which made the place seem a little small. I was excited to see some awesome stuff though. Notably: Neil's moon suit and the original Wright Flyer.

Gary Rohrer

Very crowded. Many of the exhibits are closed for remodeling. Nice to see the inclusion of the Soveit space program. It should be a really nice museum once it's renovated. The planetarium was really nice

AJ Dumas

Was an amazing museum! I loved how huge this place was and how hands on everything was! You see every thing from how does flight work, rockets, airplanes, satellites, astronauts and even has additional space exhibits you can pay to see that just add a little extra to the experience. Food there is overpriced so bring your own lol highly recommend!

Kevin Pelley

We went to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon. Wow, we were astounded by the production the Smithsonian put on. We watched the 17 minute show projected on the Washington Monument and several large screens and I can't explain how awesome it was. After the outdoor show on the National Mall, we returned to the Air and Space museum. We played a scavenger hunt and earned an Apollo 11 patch, and watched a balloon boot drop from the ceiling at exactly 11:56pm on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Hundreds of volunteers made this program smooth and unforgettable for tens of thousands.

Lee Cox

I just came here to post a pic or two and let yall know the Enterprise only lights up a few times a day, the first being 11am. Anybody else remember this wingless M2-F2 lifting body as the plane Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man crashed in the intro? Also, who gives this place less than 5 stars??? I mean, for the love of Pete, its the Smithsonian!

Collette Nicole

This was a pretty cool experience! I always wondered as a child how Start Trek was filmed in outer space! This place put that long lost wonder to rest! There is LOTS to see here and the children's area is AMAZING!! Totally worth a stop, or few! Have fun!

Shreyasee Shinde

Loved it! So educational and informative! It definitely sated my curiosity of how planes work, how do the insides look, etc. They have displays from the Wright Brothers journey to the samples of rocks from Apollo missions. There is a special hands-on science room for children where you learn about gravity etc. and the motion rides are awesome! There are a few souvenir shops as well. You can easily spend 2-3 hours going through the museum.

Tarah Cantrell

A lot of this museum was under construction when we went, but every artifact that was on display was incredible to see. Just the fact that we have these museums for anyone to enjoy makes it worth a look.

Fatma Madouh

Interesting place and fun for adults and kids. There are some planes that you can get an inside look of. The space section has rocks from the moon! There are charts for how aviation started. Live broadcast from the space and many more fun and interesting things. Entry is free! If you don't like it, no problem! Just leave. But you will find yourself wondering around each section while time flies! Enjoy!

Alex Passini

Absolutely amazing. Like always I wish we had more time. Lots of good history and fun facts on space exploration and the Wright brothers.

Olivier Nimeskern

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is a great museum to visit while in Washington DC. In one place you can see so many aircrafts, rockets and other space exploration devices, the kids will love it, and adults too. This amazing collection is impressive and you can spend a few hours in there. It is very spacious, so it did not feel really crowded.

Heart

Great air and space museum. There is plenty to see and do at this site. And like most Smithsonian sites this has a free entrance. Location is great. Parking can be an issue. The staff were rude to me on my visit.

Terri Amann

Love this place, although it was packed with people! If you want to see planes would recommend the museum that's outside of town...that place was huge comparatively and way less people. But this is still worth the visit.

Anurag Jain

Great place to understand the evolution of air space technology and above all a very well managed and laid out museum. Must Visit specially for the young and inquisitive minds

Jennifer McNerney

Really great interactive section for little ones, great because it's free so if some want to stay and others not interested, there are other museums nearby. It was good entertainment for my 3 yr old when we went! The one near Dulles is super impressive and prob overwhelming for toddlers because it's massive and a bit overwhelming.

Chris Brunskill

Just a quick stop in the Smithsonian Air and Space museum in the centre of DC. Free entry and quick to get in through the security scan stations. Inside has plenty to keep you occupied for a good few hours, however it’s also compact enough that it’s possible to take in the major exhibits very efficiently if you want to do a quicker tour

GARY GIBSON

I came here 30 years ago when I was a teenager and now brought my daughter here. It looked EXACTLY the same. Nothing seemed to have changed. All the displays and things looked old and dated. Nothing has been upgraded or updated. Some of the displays that had lights and things didn't even work. Old faded photos up on display. They need to spend some money from the overpriced gift shop to fix the place up.

Kyle Beckett

Awesome visit, needs more Star trek memorabilia. Mural is hard as heck to see normally so maybe sell some mini versions of it? Also finally got to get freeze dried ice cream and it honestly wasn't that bad. Not sure why parents said no all those times and now I know

Kevin Chronister

The Smithsonian is always a fantastic place to travel to, the Air and Space had quite a few exhibits closed for remodel (should have checked the website for info). The building was under construction, but it was concealed extremely well. We set up a scavenger hunt for our children and had a blast!

Nancy Estrada

Unfortunately half of the museum was close for renovations. The place was still amazing. Everyone was nice and informative. Fun for all the family.

Tyler Louie

Great museum to visit for all ages. From toddler to senior. For FREE! Would have been 5 stars if not for the majority of exhibits being closed due to construction when we visited. Next time am sure it will be a 5

ivana gobbo

After visiting several museums in Washington, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum was one of our favorites. What a beautiful, amazing, interesting and cool museum. From the minute you enter, it is overwhelming. Very nice decoration. It is ideal to visit with family. Everyone (all ages) will enjoy this place. We really loved the overall experience.

jon malabre

A "must see, must do" when visiting DC. You can't help but to experience your lost childhood visiting this museum. Really cool exhibits. I'll go again in a heartbeat should the opportunity arise.

K D

Great visit! if you go, try to take a tour (offered for free - go to the info desk) by Ben Roberts - this tour guide was knowledgeable and fun...even the people in the group who were not that interested to visit this particular museum ended up loving it because of this tour guide and his love for the museum and history.

Venehisa Ayala

This place was awesome. I was able to walk around and see history of time, space and flight. From the Wright brothers to Neil Armstrong landing on the moon. Definitely a place to visit if you're in the area. The lines move decently. The place is hugh and you can easily get lost or lose a small child. As soon as you walk through the doors you will be amazed but the moon lander, the old planes and other displays. There is a lot of history in this building and it's a lot to take in especially if you love history like me. Cant wait to come back to see what I may have missed.

Business Hours of Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Maryland

SUNDAY
10AM–5:30PM
MONDAY
10AM–5:30PM
TUESDAY
10AM–5:30PM
WEDNESDAY
10AM–5:30PM
THURSDAY
10AM–5:30PM
FRIDAY
10AM–5:30PM
SATURDAY
10AM–5:30PM

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