Together, let's ignite tomorrow.

With your help, we will bring about the most monumental change in the history of the world’s most popular museum, outside and in. Preserving and presenting artifacts both celebrated and seldom seen, in ways never experienced before. Sharing groundbreaking stories of innovation that are fueling the next chapters of flight.

Money from the federal government keeps the Smithsonian's buildings open, funds research, and safeguards the collections, but we rely on the generous support of people like you to bring the museum to life. 

Your gift makes our exhibitions possible, funds our educational programming, and ultimately creates countless unforgettable experiences.


Transform an icon

You will help reimagine the National Mall building for a new generation of pioneers and explorers, with new galleries that feature inspiring stories, incredible artifacts, and immersive experiences.


Welcome the world

You will help greet more than eight million guests every year, nearly a third of whom journey from other countries to visit this quintessentially American museum.


Preserve history

You will help conserve and present the world’s most complete collection of iconic air and space artifacts, such as the original Wright Flyer, Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit, and more than 69,000 other objects.


Ignite young minds

You will help create more than one million educational moments each year and ensure that students and educators have dynamic new platforms for STEAM learning in the reimagined exhibitions.


Support the future

You will join an extraordinary public-private partnership that supports world-class research and scholarship, all while preserving the history of air and space and inspiring the workforce of tomorrow.



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How do you move a nine-ton Saturn V engine? Stay connected to the museum to find out. Subscribe today and go behind the scenes with us on this monumental journey.


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