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

Flight Simulators

Climb inside a motion simulator and experience the thrill of flight, fun, and adventure.

Ride Simulators

SpaceWalk: Ride aboard the Space Shuttle and witness one of the greatest engineering marvels of the 21st century! This tour around the International Space Station illustrates the complexities of living and working in space and highlights the cooperative efforts of many nations here on Earth.

Cosmic Coaster: A spacey white-knuckle ride like no other, Cosmic Coaster takes you on a dazzling journey through the cosmos filled with futuristic imagery and non-stop fun.

F-18 Experience: Discover the thrill of naval aviation in an F-18 Super Hornet and marvel at the precision, courage, and skill of those who push these complex flying machines to their limits.

Wings: A fast-paced ride through the history of aerial combat. Experience flight in a vintage Sopwith Camel of World War I, the "lightning-fast" P-38 of World War II, the sleek F-86 Super Sabre of the Cold War era, and the fabulous F-5 Tiger.

Interactive Flight Simulators

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

Try your skills at air-to-air combat in an F-4 Phantom II jet fighter.


You may purchase tickets at the Simulators or IMAX Theater box offices.

No reservations are required.

Ride Simulators:
$6.00 with the purchase of an IMAX ticket

Interactive Flight Simulators:
$7.00 with the purchase of an IMAX ticket


Gallery 103 on the first floor, west end of the Museum.

Museum Map

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Simulator Ride Safety Requirements

Riders must be 42 inches tall for Ride Simulator unless accompanied by an adult.
Riders must be 48 inches tall to ride Interactives Flight Simulators.

All simulators are full motion rides. Do not ride if you have back, neck, or heart trouble or if you are pregnant.