Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), both National Air and Space Museum locations are temporarily closed to the public as of Saturday, March 14. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we are not announcing a re-opening date at this time and will provide updates on a week-to-week basis. See our full COVID-19 statement.

The Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia is our companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC.


14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
Phone: 703-572-4118

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Two large hangars display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the Space Shuttle Discovery.

The Center also offers the Airbus IMAX® Theater, the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower, and the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar. Researchers will also find the majority of the Archives' collections at the Udvar-Hazy Center reading room.

  • Boeing Aviation Hangar

    The Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

  • photograph of aircraft inside the udvar hazy museum

    A view of the Boeing Aviation Hangar inside the Udvar-Hazy Center showing the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay and other aircraft on display.

  • photo of the discovery space shuttle surrounded by artifacts within the Udvar-Hazy museum

    The McDonnell Space Hangar, featuring the Space Shuttle Discovery surrounded by other museum artifacts.

  • Front-side view of engine on Sopwith F.1 Camel aircraft

    The Sopwith Camel is among the most significant and famous World War I aircraft. During World War I, Camels downed 1,294 enemy aircraft, which was more than any other Allied fighter. The cowling over the two Vickers machine guns created a distinctive hump, making the name Camel a natural choice. Highlighted in this image are the propellers and engine of the Sopwith F.1 Camel.

  • Concorde at the Udvar-Hazy Center

    Concorde on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

  • The Bucker Bu-133C Jungmeister at the Udvar-Hazy Center

    The Bucker Bu-133C Jungmeister, hanging upside down to demonstrate one of the many aerobatic maneuvers it performed during its time as a thrilling air show performer. The photo of the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Udvar-Hazy Center also shows the red, white and blue de Havilland-Canada DHC-1A Chipmunk, Pennzoil Special; the second Learjet ever built, hanging to the left; the Global Flyer hanging in the read center; the first Air France Concorde on the floor on the left and the Boeing Stratoliner on the right.

  • photo of aircraft covered in plastic

    Aircraft and artifacts have been protected in place with sharkskin plastic as roof repairs begin on north end of the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

  • Photo of the Udvar-Hazy Center exterior at dusk

    Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center exterior at dusk.


Phone: 703-572-4118

Smithsonian information specialists are also available Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Phone: 202-633-1000; TTY, 202-633-5285