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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.
      • 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.
  • 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.
    • Our Donors - The National Air and Space Museum's Corporate Donors.

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.