Learn about human space flight, World War II aviation, vertical flight, and much more.
Objects on Display
Along with aircraft and spacecraft, you'll find engines, uniforms, models, photographs, and more.
Discover how things fly or test your own paper airplane design.
Touch a real spacesuit or learn how ancient astronomers studied the stars through active, hands-on activities.
Take a tour with one of our knowledgeable guides.
Watch planes take off and land at Washington Dulles International Airport and get a 360-degree view of the surrounding area.
These free inquiry-based programs are available to any class. Reservations are required.
See films projected on a screen five-stories-high with six-channel digital surround sound.
Fly jet-age combat sorties in simulators that let you perform 360-degree barrel rolls!
Watch as our specialists reconstruct, repair, and preserve our rare artifacts.
Smithsonian TechQuest: Flying Circus
Flying Circus is an alternate reality game set in the thrilling era of aviation when daring pilots zoomed across the sky and airplane designers pushed boundaries.
More to See and Do
Looking for more things to do? We offer special programming throughout the year including annual Family Days, star-gazing parties, and evening lectures at both the Museum in Washington, DC and the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.