Families

Below are just some of the activities that kids and families can enjoy together.

Family Days

Become a Pilot Day

Have fun and be inspired! Our Family Days offer a wide variety of hands-on activities, presentations, and opportunities to meet pilots, astronauts, and scientists.

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Meet the Experts

Space Shuttle Astronaut on Spacewalk (STS-115)

We provide many opportunities to talk to an expert or meet a true aviation or space pioneer. Find out what's happening during your visit.

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Young Children (2 - 8)

Story Time at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Staff read stories for children every week. Each session includes one story and a hands-on activity.

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Larger Than Life

"One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure" Planetarium Show

See a movie on our five-story-high IMAX theater screen or explore the cosmos with a planetarium show. The little ones will love One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure in the Einstein Planetarium, with free showings every month.

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Get Hands On

Women in Aviation and Space Family Day at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

From Discovery Stations to science demonstrations, we offer plenty of hands-on activities at both locations. We have many objects you can climb inside or touch and interactive exhibits at each Museum.

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Public Observatory

Public Observatory

Observe craters on the Moon, the phases of Venus, and sunspots on the Sun from the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory at the Museum in DC.

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Watch Airplanes

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Watch planes take off and land at Washington Dulles International Airport from the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower at the Udvar-Hazy Center.

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Visiting Tips

A Preschooler Enjoys the National Air and Space Museum

Find out everytihng you need to know before you go.

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Be Your Own Guide

Download and print floor plans & guides before your visit.

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