Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Welcome back, visitors!
The Udvar-Hazy Center is now open. We have worked to create a safe environment for visitors and staff. You will notice changes to how you visit the Museum such as requiring each visitor to reserve a free timed-entry pass and to follow the safety requirements listed below. 

Face coverings are required for all visitors over the age of six and highly recommended for all visitors between the ages of two and six, per CDC guidelines. Face coverings must be worn over both the nose and mouth, and face coverings with exhalation valves are not permitted.

Each visitor may reserve up to six timed-entry passes for personal use only. All children (under the age of 18) must be accompanied by an adult chaperone, and at least one adult chaperone is required to accompany up to five children. For the safety of our visitors and staff, groups larger than six are strictly prohibited.  

Due to ongoing construction to repair the Boeing Aviation Hangar roof, some parts of the Udvar-Hazy Center will not be available during your visit. Click here for more information on the construction project. The list below show exactly what will be available and what will be closed due to the construction work and precautions surrounding COVID-19.  View our floor plan.

The Museum on the National Mall will remain closed until further notice. See our full COVID-19 statement.


The Udvar-Hazy Center displays thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including the Space Shuttle Discovery and a Concorde, in two large hangars.

Hours & Admission

10:00 am to 5:30 pm 
Open Every Day Except December 25

Admission is FREE
Timed-entry pass required.
Parking $10 (free after 4:00 pm)

Location

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

See Directions

Visitor Requirements 

Wear a face covering

Maintain a safe social distance

Wash hands, sanitize and practice good hygiene.

Our Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center has reopened as of Friday, July 24. Ellen Stofan, the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the National Air and Space Museum, shares what to expect on your visit — and how to prepare.

Available During Your Visit

To create a safe environment for our visitors, and due to ongoing construction to repair the Boeing Aviation Hangar roof, some parts of the Udvar-Hazy Center will not be available during your visit. Click here for more information on the construction project. The list below show exactly what will be available and what will be closed due to the construction work and precautions surrounding COVID-19.  View the floor plan.

Udvar Hazy aircraft covered in sharkskin plastic

Aircraft protected with sharkskin plastic as roof repairs begin on the north end of the Boeing Aviation Hangar.

Plan Your Visit

1. Before you come:

  • Get a free timed-entry pass and make sure it’s printed out or available on your phone.
  • Pack your face covering, which are required for all visitors over the age of six, and highly recommended for between the ages of two and six, per CDC guidelines. Face coverings must be worn over both the nose and mouth, and face coverings with exhalation valves are not permitted.
  • Print the floor plan of the museum.
  • Prepare for the security screening to enter the building by minimizing bags and reviewing the list of prohibited items.

2. While you’re here:

  • Wear a face covering, which is required for entry and must be worn during your visit. Face coverings are required for all visitors over the age of six and highly recommended for all visitors between the ages of two and six, per CDC guidelines. Face coverings must be worn over both the nose and mouth, and face coverings with exhalation valves are not permitted.
  • Practice social distancing, staying at least six feet from visitors who are not a member of your party.
  • Wash your hands and use our free hand sanitizer, available throughout the Museum.
  • If you need help during your visit, speak to a staff member near the front entrance.

3. When you leave:

  • 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.

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

    Shown in this 2006 photo are two of the most popular artifacts at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird (foreground) in the Boeing Aviation Hangar and Space Shuttle Enterprise (background) in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar. Enterprise was replaced by Space Shuttle Discovery in 2012.

  • A conical shaped command module with an orange patina and a small window on display in the museum.

    The Apollo 11 Command Module, "Columbia," was the living quarters for the three-person crew during most of the first manned lunar landing mission in July 1969.

Contact

Phone: 703-572-4118
Email: NASM-VisitorServices@si.edu

Smithsonian information specialists are also available Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Email: info@si.edu

 

 

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