March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.

Explore & Learn

Curious about Astronomy, the Space Shuttle, or the Wright brothers? Explore a variety of educational materials and fun activities for all ages related to popular aviation and space topics. We are continually adding new topics for you to explore and learn!

Featured Topic: Astronomy

Crab Nebula

Learn about star-gazing on our blog, check out the views from our 16-inch telescope during live webcasts from our public observatory, or explore the history of astronomy through our artifact collection. Learn more >>

Online Conferences
Apollo 11: Buzz Aldrin and the U.S. flag on the Moon

Each year we produce live online conferences about aviation and space-related topics. Online conferences >>

Multimedia Gallery
Still from "Inspired by the Tuskegee Airmen"

Explore aviation and spaceflight through new and historic photographs.
Multimedia gallery >>

The Collection
1903 Wright Flyer

Explore the largest collection of aviation and space-related objects in the world.
Our collection >>