Exhibitions

Both Locations | Museum in DC Only | Udvar-Hazy Center in VA Only | Online Exhibitions

Curtiss Model D "Headless Pusher"

Early Flight
Celebrate the first decade of flight in the fictitious Smithsonian Aeronautical Exposition of 1913.


At the Museum in Washington, DC

Wittman "Chief Oshkosh"/"Buster"

Golden Age of Flight
Air racing, record setting, and exploration dominated the years between WWI and WWII.


At the Museum in Washington, DC

McDonnell FH-1 (FD-1) Phantom

Jet Aviation
Trace the development of turbojet engines and see three airplanes that helped usher in the jet age.


At the Museum in Washington, DC

Lunar Orbiter

Lunar Exploration Vehicles
A real lunar module and robotic vehicles that explored the lunar surface before and after Apollo.


At the Museum in Washington, DC

Boy Asks Question of Space Shuttle Atlantis Crew

Moving Beyond Earth
Explore recent human spaceflight in the shuttle & space-station era and future possibilities.


At the Museum in Washington, DC

Douglas SBD-6 Dauntless

Sea-Air Operations
You don't enter this gallery; you come aboard the USS Smithsonian.


At the Museum in Washington, DC

Voyager Aircraft at the Smithsonian's National Air and

Welcome Center
Staff and volunteers provide advice on what to see. Don't miss the Rutan Voyager hanging above.


At the Museum in Washington, DC

Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero

World War II Aviation
The story of World War II is too big for one gallery. This focuses on land-based fighter aviation.


At the Museum in Washington, DC