Exhibitions

Visit our Museum and other popular Smithsonian destinations on the National Mall in Washington, DC, or visit our Udvar-Hazy Center in nearby Chantilly, VA.

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center On View Exhibition

Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye!

Small exhibit featuring historic Transformers toys, aviation- and Jetfire-related characters, and props used in the major motion picture Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, a portion of which was filmed at the Museum.

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Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye!

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Transformer: Optimus Prime
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center On View Exhibition

Ultralight Aircraft

The concept of gliders propelled by small engines emerged in the 1920s, but didn't rise in popularity until the 1970s. The ultralights on display include Cosmos Phase II, which appeared in the movie Fly Away Home.

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Ultralight Aircraft

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Cosmos Phase II ultralight
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center On View Exhibition

Vertical Flight

Helicopters come closer than any other aircraft to achieving the birdlike freedom humanity has always envied. Learn about the history of helicopters from the first rotary-wing aircraft (autogiro) to the XV-15.

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Vertical Flight

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Bell XV-15 Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft at the Udvar-Hazy Center
Museum in Washington, DC On View Exhibition

World War II Aviation

This exhibition gallery memorializes the men and air machines of World War II.

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World War II Aviation

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Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center On View Exhibition

World War II Aviation

Aircraft demonstrating some of the major technological advancements during World War II.

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World War II Aviation

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Enola Gay  at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center On View Exhibition

World War II German Aviation

While the German Luftwaffe demonstrated early successes in the use of airpower during World War II, and spurred many technological advancements, faulty military strategy and mismanagement of aircraft development programs ultimately led to its downfall.

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World War II German Aviation

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Arado Ar 234 B Blitz at the Udvar-Hazy Center

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