Things to Do


Lockheed SR-71 and Space Shuttle Enterprise at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Learn about human space flight, World War II aviation, vertical flight, and much more.

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Objects on Display

Pitts Special S-1C Little Stinker at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Along with aircraft and spacecraft, you'll find engines, uniforms, models, photographs, and more.

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Science Demonstrations

Super Science Saturday

Discover how things fly or test your own paper airplane design. 

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Discovery Stations

Fun with Hands-on Learning

Touch a real spacesuit or learn how ancient astronomers studied the stars through active, hands-on activities.

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Daily Tours

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Take a tour with one of our knowledgeable guides. 

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Observation Tower

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Watch planes take off and land at Washington Dulles International Airport and get a 360-degree view of the surrounding area.

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Learning Labs

Women in Aviation and Space Family Day at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

These free inquiry-based programs are available to any class. Reservations are required. 

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IMAX Theater

Shot of an IMAX movie screen with viewers seated in the theater.

See films projected on a screen five-stories-high with six-channel digital surround sound. 

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Front of a red simulator ride.

Fly jet-age combat sorties in simulators that let you perform 360-degree barrel rolls! 

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Restoration Hangar

Sikorsky JRS-1 in Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar

Watch as our specialists reconstruct, repair, and preserve our rare artifacts. 

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Smithsonian TechQuest: Flying Circus

Logo for education activity 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. 

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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.