MUSEUM IN WASHINGTON, DC

Today's Hours: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20560
Phone: 202-633-2214

Things To Do

These are things you can do every week at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC

Exhibitions

Glenn and Gagarin space suits in Space Race

Explore 22 exhibition galleries covering the history of aviation, spaceflight, astronomy, and planetary science.

Exhibitions Currently on View >

Objects on Display

Martin B-26B Marauder Flak Bait

Along with historic aircraft and space objects, you'll find engines, instruments, uniforms, models, medals, trophies, artwork, and more.

Browse Objects on Display >

Science Demonstrations

How Thing Fly Explainer Assists Visitors with Gyro Chair Interactive

Discover how things fly, learn how the International Space Station stays in orbit, and more.

Demonstrations & Schedules >
Reserve one for your school group >

IMAX Theater

IMAX Movie Hubble 3D

See large format films projected on a screen five-stories-high with six-channel digital surround sound.

Showtimes & Tickets >

Planetarium

Einstein Planetarium Infinity Express (Zeiss)

Enjoy the sensation of zooming through the cosmos in our state-of-the-art planetarium.

Showtimes & Tickets >

Public Observatory

Public Observatory

Observe lunar craters, the phases of Venus, sunspots and more through telescopes at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory.

More about Telescope Observing >

Simulators

In Plane View: Supermarine Spitfire Mk. VIIc

Fly jet-age combat sorties in simulators that let you perform 360-degree barrel rolls!

More about Simulator Rides >

Daily Tours

Museum Led Docent Tour

Take a free tour of Museum highlights with one of our knowledgeable guides.

Tour Schedules >

Reserve a Group Tour >

Story Times

Story Time at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Listen to stories about famous aviators, hot-air balloon flights, and trips to Mars (for children 2 to 8).

Story Time Schedules >

More to See and Do

Looking for more things to do? We offer special programming throughout the year including annual Family Days, star-gazing parties, and evening lectures at both the Museum in Washington, DC and the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Calendar of Events