Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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. 

Hours & Admission

Regular Hours: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm 
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Admission is FREE
Open Every Day Except December 25

Location

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

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  • The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird is on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

  • The historic Boeing B-29 Enola Gay is shown here just after being restored and re-assembled in 2003. The airplane, which received the most extensive restoration in the museum's history, is on display at the Steven F. 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, 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.

  • Space Shuttle Discovery on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. More: airandspace.si.edu/discovery

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

Getting Here

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

Parking is available for $15 before 4:00 pm. After 4:00 pm parking is free. Parking refunds are available if you are just dropping passengers off.

Visiting Tips

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 Welcome Center

At our 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
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.
Phone: 202-633-1000; TTY, 202-633-5285
Email: info@si.edu