School groups are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunches, which can be discarded after lunch. Special arrangements will be made to allow students to eat in our food court. To expedite entry into the Museum, please consolidate lunches into boxes (or soft-sided coolers provided by your school).
Alternatively, school groups can pre-purchase lunch vouchers via Smithsonian Group Reservations, which provides a hot dog (or veggie snack pack), chips (or fruit), and a drink for a cost of $10. Title I schools have the possibility of having the costs of a lunch voucher covered. Please include in your reservation whether you would like to be considered for inclusion in the lunch voucher program at no cost to you.
Schools located less than .5 miles from the Metro are encouraged to utilize public transportation. Schools located more than .5 miles from the Metro, or schools which would require more than 45 minutes on public transit may request bus transportation AT NO COST to the school.
The Holt Scholars Program will provide bus transportation for DCPS middle school groups from Title 1 schools located more than .5 miles from a Metro station. Schools located within .5 miles of a Metro station are encouraged to utilize public transportation. Please indicate your preference on the Field Trip Reservation Form.
Getting to the National Air and Space Museum
If arriving via Metro, the closest Metro Station will be the L'Enfant stop. Upon exiting the train, head towards the exit labeled "7th and Maryland." Upon exiting the Metro Station continue along Maryland Ave SW (along the line of food trucks), turn left on 6th Street SW, and the South Entrance to the Museum on Independence Avenue SW will be directly in front of you.
All buses will drop-off and pick-up school groups at the North Entrance on Jefferson Drive.