Today's Hours: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20560
Phone: 202-633-2214


Groups of ten or more may reserve 60-minute guided tours. Three-weeks advance notice is required. Reservation times depend on the availability of tour guides. Your tour guide will contact you prior to your visit to tailor the content of your tour. Teaching posters, when available, will be sent once your reservation is confirmed.

Cornelius R. Coffey

African Americans in Air and Space History
Explore the challenges and successes of the African American pioneers who joined the growing fields of aviation and space from the 1920s to the present. See a P-51 fighter aircraft, and hear tales of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew these fighters during World War II.

Online Resources (including classroom lessons):
Black Wings Exhibition

Grades: 4-12
Tuesday (limit: 45 students)
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Amelia Earhart, Lockheed Model 5C Vega Special

Learn about the world's most famous aircraft and spacecraft through the accomplishments of the aviators and astronauts who flew in them. Hear how the Wright brothers built their 1903 Flyer, how Amelia Earhart crossed the Atlantic in her Lockheed Vega, how early stewardesses cared for passengers on the Ford Tri-Motor, and how astronauts traveled to the Moon in the Apollo 11 command module.

Online resources (including classroom lessons):
Wright Brothers Exhibition
Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall
Grades: K-3
Wednesday (limit: 50 students)
Friday (limit: 30 students)
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