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.
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.
Wear a face covering
Maintain a safe social distance
Wash hands, sanitize and practice good hygiene.
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.
Aircraft protected with sharkskin plastic as roof repairs begin on the north end of the Boeing Aviation Hangar.
Rockets and Missiles
Applications of Satellites
World War II Aviation
Clouds in a Bag
Interwar Military Aviation
Outdoor food trucks (weekends from 11 am to 3 pm)
Outdoor picnic tables
Restoration Hangar overlook
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.
- 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 the nose and mouth, but may be removed while eating or drinking in designated spaces.
- 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.
- Have a meal at a food truck outside the building (weekends from 11 am to 3 pm).
- If you need help during your visit, speak to a staff member near the front entrance.
3. When you leave:
- Pay for parking by credit card at the pay stations inside the Museum or by cash or credit card at the exit gates.
- Stay connected to museum resources with Air and Space Anywhere and share photos of your visit on social media using #airandspace and tagging @airandspace on Twitter and @airandspacemuseum on Instagram.
Smithsonian information specialists are also available Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that is believed to mainly spread from person-to-person contact. The Smithsonian is doing its part to mitigate transmission intensity, and we ask you, our visitors, to do the same and help us reduce the spread of COVID-19. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the Smithsonian, including instructions about wearing face coverings and social distancing. Despite these measures, the risk of contracting COVID-19 could increase by visiting the Smithsonian. By visiting the Smithsonian, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.