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About

  • Facts and Figures - Fun facts about the National Air and Space Museum.
  • Newsroom
    • Filming Requests - Professional filming and photography request form for the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC and the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
    • Photography Policy - Professional photography and filming policy at the National Air and Space Museum and Udvar-Hazy Center
    • Press Releases - Press releases from the National Air and Space Museum and the Udvar-Hazy Center.
    • Images - We encourage media to use these images.
    • Press Kits - Press kits from the National Air and Space Museum.
    • E-Newsletter - What's Up: The National Air and Space Museum's E-newsletter.
    • Contact - Contact the Communications Division at the National Air and Space Museum.
  • History
    • Museum in DC - History of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
    • Udvar-Hazy Center - History of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.
    • Paul E. Garber Facility - History of the Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration and Storage Facility in Suitland, Maryland.
  • Organization - The National Air and Space Museum's governance and administration information.
    • Departments & Staff - The National Air and Space Museum's departments and staff
    • Board - The National Air and Space Museum's board of directors.
    • Annual Report - The National Air and Space Museum's Annual Reports.
  • Contact - Contact the National Air and Space Museum
  • FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about the National Air and Space Museum.

Visit

Visitor information for the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

  • Museum in DC - Visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
    • Things to Do
      • Discovery Stations - Information about things to do at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
      • Exhibitions
      • IMAX Theater - Show and schedule information for the IMAX theater at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
      • Planetarium - Show and schedule information for the planetarium at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
      • Observatory - The Observatory at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC is open to the public for both solar observation and nighttime stargazing.
      • Demonstrations - Science demonstrations are presented throughout the day in the How Things Fly demonstration area.
      • Flight Simulators - Climb inside a motion simulator and experience the thrill of flight, fun, and adventure.
      • Story Times - Museum staff read stories about famous aviators, hot-air balloon flights, trips to Mars, characters visible in the night sky, or creatures that have their own wings.
      • Tours - Tour the collection with one of our knowledgeable docents.
      • Group Reservations - Make a reservation for your group.
    • Directions
      • DC to VA - How to get from the Museum in downtown Washington, DC to the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
    • Calendar of Events
    • Floor Plans & Guides - Maps, guides and floor plans to help you plan your visit to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
    • Visiting Tips - Tips for planning your visit to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
      • Photography Policy - The National Air and Space Museum's Photography Policy
      • Security Screening - Security Screening policy at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
    • Visitors with Disabilities - Information for Museum Visitors with Disabilities.
    • Food - Restaurant information for the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
    • Museum Store - Information about the gift shop at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
    • Plan a Field Trip - Plan a field trip to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
      • Discovery Stations - Plan a field trip to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
      • IMAX & Planetarium - Plan a field trip to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
      • Demonstrations - Plan a field trip to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
      • Story Times - Plan a field trip to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
      • Tours - Plan a field trip to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
      • Reservations - Plan a field trip to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
  • Udvar-Hazy Center - Visit the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
    • Things to Do - Information about things to do at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
      • Discovery Stations - Information about things to do at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
      • Exhibitions - Information about things to do at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
      • IMAX Theater - Information about things to do at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
      • Observation Tower - Information about things to do at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
      • Story Times - Information about story times at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
      • Simulators - Information about things to do at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
      • Tours - Information about things to do at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
      • Restoration Hangar - Stand at the overlook of the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar, and watch as our museum specialists restore, repair, and preserve our rare artifacts.
      • Group Reservations - Information about things to do at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
    • Directions - Directions to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.
      • VA to DC - Directions between the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia and the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
    • Calendar of Events - Recurring events, special events, lectures and movies at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.
    • Floor Plans & Guides - Download Floor plans and guides for the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.
    • Visiting Tips - Tips for visiting the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.
    • Visitors with Disabilities - Information about the Udvar-Hazy Center for Visitors with special needs.
    • Food - Dining options for visitors to the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
    • Museum Store - Visit the Udvar-Hazy Center's store for gifts, books, toys and astronaut ice cream.
    • Plan a Field Trip - Plan a field trip to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
      • IMAX Theater - Plan a field trip to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
      • Learning Labs - Plan a field trip to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
      • Story Times - About the Story Time program at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
      • Tours - Plan a field trip to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
      • Reservations - Plan a field trip to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
  • Educators
  • Families - Fun, family-friendly things to do at the National Air and Space Museum.
  • Group Reservations - Reserve educational programming and tours for groups of 10 or more.

Events

  • Calendar of Events - Calendar of events for the National Air and Space Museum and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
  • IMAX + Planetarium
    • Accessibility - Information about accessibility for the National Air and Space Museum's Planetarium and IMAX theaters.
  • Family Days
  • Lectures
  • Webcasts - See our upcoming lectures live via webcast, or browse our video archive of past lectures.
  • Workshops and Seminars - Workshops and Seminars at the National Air and Space Museum.
  • Trophy Award - The National Air and Space Museum presents this award annually to recognize both past and present achievements.
  • Host an Event - Host an Event at the National Air and Space Museum.

Exhibitions

Collections

Research

  • Projects
  • Aeronautics
    • Staff - Listing of staff in the National Air and Space Museum's Aeronautics Department.
  • Earth and Planetary
    • Planets and Moons - The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies conducts active research in planetary and terrestrial geology and geophysics using remote sensing data from Earth-orbiting satellites and manned and unmanned space missions.
    • Staff - The National Air and Space Museum's Center for Earth and Planetary Studies' staff.
    • Mission Involvement - The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies is active in many NASA missions.
  • Space History - The Space History Division of the National Air and Space Museum.
    • Staff - Listing of staff in the National Air and Space Museum's Space History Department.
  • Publications - These publications were produced by staff, fellows, and researchers at the National Air and Space Museum.
  • Fellowships - Fellowship opportunities at the National Air and Space Museum.
  • Internships - Apply for a paid internship at the National Air and Space Museum.
  • Resources - The National Air and Space Museum offers many resources to researchers, including a library, an archive and a NASA-supported Regional Planetary Image Facility.
    • Archives - The National Air and Space Museum's Archive holds a vast collection of documents, photographs, technical manuals, films, and more.
      • Planning a Visit to the Archives - Plan your visit to the National Air and Space Museum's Archives.
      • FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about the National Air and Space Museum's Archive.
      • Archival Collections - The National Air and Space Museum's Archive holds a vast collection of documents, photographs, technical manuals, films, and more.
      • Finding Aids - These finding aids will help you locate items in the National Air and Space Museum's Archives.
      • Reference Services - Request indexing information from the National Air and Space Museum's Archives.
      • Permission Requests - Request permission to use an asset from the National Air and Space Museum's Archives.
      • Obtaining Reproductions - Order a reproduction of archival material from the National Air and Space Museum's Archives.
      • Pricing & Fees - Order a reproduction of archival material from the National Air and Space Museum Archives.
      • Submit a Request - Make a research request with the National Air and Space Museum's Archives.
    • Library - Research Aviation and Space History in The National Air and Space Museum Library.
    • Regional Planetary Image Facility - The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS) at the National Air and Space Museum houses a NASA-supported Regional Planetary Image Facility.
  • Staff - Staff, Researchers, and Curators at the National Air and Space Museum.

Support

  • Donate
    • Your Impact - Your donations make an important impact on the National Air and Space Museum.
    • Our Donors - The National Air and Space Museum recognizes its major and annual donors, who have made generous contributions in support of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
  • Wall of Honor - Recognize a name on National Air and Space Museum's Wall of Honor at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
    • Add a Name - Add a name to the National Air and Space Museum's Wall of Honor at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
    • Find an Honoree - Find a name on National Air and Space Museum's Wall of Honor at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
  • Membership
    • Join or Renew - Join or renew your membership to the National Air and Space Society.
    • Member Only Events - One of the many benefits of a membership in the National Air and Space Society: invitations to member-only events.
    • Change Address - Change your registered address with the National Air and Space Society.
  • Ways to Give
    • Donate a Personal Item - Donate an object or archival materials to the National Air and Space Museum.
    • Souvenir License Plates - Purchase an official National Air and Space Museum license plate for your vehicle from the Virginia DMV.
    • Gifts of Securities - Give a gift of securities to the National Air and Space Museum.
    • Gift Ideas - Here are some gift ideas for your favorite air and space enthusiast.
    • Endowments - Make an endowment to the Museum that will allow us to continue to educate, commemorate, and inspire.
  • Volunteer - Support the Museum by volunteering your time. Work as a docent/guide, or behind-the-scenes, using your professional skills to advance the Museum's mission.
    • Visitor Services - Support the Museum by volunteering at our Welcome Center.
    • Docents - Support the Museum by volunteering as a docent or tour guide.
    • Internships - The Museum offers internships in every division.
    • Behind the Scenes - Support the Museum by volunteering your time behind the scenes.
    • Join our Education Team - Support the Museum by volunteering with our education staff.
    • Benefits - Explore the many benefits of volunteering for the National Air and Space Museum.
    • Volunteer Application - Apply to be a volunteer at the National Air and Space Museum
  • Corporate Giving - Corporate Giving at the National Air and Space Museum.
    • Host an Event - Host an event at the National Air and Space Museum.
      • Museum in DC - Host an event at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
      • Udvar-Hazy Center - Host an event at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.
      • Special Events Policy - Host an event at the National Air and Space Museum.
      • Contact Us - Contact us about hosting a special event at the National Air and Space Museum or the Udvar-Hazy Center.

Explore & Learn

  • Multimedia Gallery
  • The Collection
  • Events & Activities
  • Educator Resources - Educator resources from the National Air and Space Museum.
  • Get Involved - Get involved with the Museum's education team. Volunteer to help with our education programs, or if you are a student, apply for a job as an Explainer in our How Things Fly gallery.
    • Volunteer - Get involved with the Museum's education team. Volunteer to help with our education programs, or if you are a student, apply for a job as an Explainer in our How Things Fly gallery.
    • Student Jobs - Get involved with the Museum's education team. Volunteer to help with our education programs, or if you are a student, apply for a job as an Explainer in our How Things Fly gallery.
  • Popular Topics - Explore educational topics at the National Air and Space Museum.

Connect

  • Socials - Get together with other people who are active in social media and love the Museum, and share your experience online.
  • Blog - Find out what goes on behind the scenes at the National Air and Space Museum.
  • E-Newsletter - Find out "What's up" with the National Air and Space Museum's monthly newsletter.