Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

Museum in DC

The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC has thousands of objects on display, including the 1903 Wright Flyer, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, and a lunar rock you can touch. In addition to our exhibition galleries, you may want to visit the Albert Einstein PlanetariumLockheed Martin IMAX® Theater, and the Public Observatory on the east terrace.

There are many things to do at the Museum in DC. We offer daily tours and educational activities for both children and adults. We also have scheduled lectures and events throughout the year.

Hours & Admission

Regular Hours: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm 
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Admission is FREE
Open Every Day Except December 25


Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW 
Washington, DC 20560
Phone: 202-633-2214

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  • Image of the Lunar Module from the second floor.

    Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall 

  • A close up of the cowling of Spirit of St. Louis

    Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis

  • Studio Model of Starship Enterprise

    Star Trek Starship Enterprise Studio Model

  • North American X-15 in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall

    North American X-15

  • Interactive Wall

    Explore the Museum's objects through the interactive wall. 

  • The Full Scale Wind Tunnel Fan on Display in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall

    NACA full-scale wind tunnel and the Bell XP-59 Airacomet

  • SS-20 Saber

    SS-20 "Pioneer" Missile

Getting Here

The National Air and Space Museum is located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Metered street parking and paid parking garage options are limited. Learn more about parking near the Mall. The easiest way to get to the Museum is via public transportation such as Metrorail and Metrobus. See directions for more information on how to get to the Museum in Washington, DC.

Visiting Tips

From security screening to accessibility accommodations for visitors with disabilities, find out what you need to know before you go with these helpful tips.

Visit the Southwest Airlines Welcome Center

At our Southwest Airlines Welcome Center in the South Lobby, staff and volunteers can answer any questions you have during your visit.

Open 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Phone: 202-633-2214

Smithsonian information specialists are also available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Phone: 202-633-1000; TTY, 202-633-5285