The Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia is our companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Opened in 2003, its two huge hangars — the Boeing Aviation Hangar and the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar — 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 and the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower, which gives you a 360-degree bird's-eye view of Washington Dulles International Airport and the surrounding area. Udvar-Hazy Center is also home to the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar where preservation of the National Air and Space Museum's collections takes place. A glassed-in mezzanine provides a view of restoration projects in progress. Researchers will also find the majority of the Archives' collections at the Udvar-Hazy Center reading room.
There are many things to do while visiting the Udvar-Hazy Center. We offer daily tours and educational activities for both children and adults. We also have scheduled lectures and events throughout the year.
The Udvar-Hazy Center is located in Chantilly, VA, just minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport. Public transportation is available, but depending on your point of departure, you may have to take a combination of transportation options. If you plan to take your own transportation, see our driving directions.
Parking is available for $15 before 4:00 pm. After 4:00 pm parking is free.
From security screening to accessibility accommodations for visitors with disabilities, find out what you need to know before you go with our visiting tips.
Visit the John L. Plueger Family Welcome Center
At our John L. Plueger Family Welcome Center just inside the entrance, staff and volunteers can answer any questions you have during your visit.
Open 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
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