Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

One Museum,
Two Locations

Free Admission - Open Daily Except December 25

National Air and Space Museum

Washington, DC

The 1903 Wright Flyer and the Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis are just a few of the historic firsts on display at the Museum in Washington, DC. Explore exhibitions on the history of aviation and spaceflight. Take in an IMAX film or observe the Sun and nearby planets at our Public Observatory.

Major Renovation Underway - Museum Open Through Construction

Starting October 7, 2019 please enter through the Jefferson Drive entrance on the National Mall Side of the Museum.

Over the next several years we will be renovating all of our exhibitions and welcoming a bold new future. The Museum will remain open throughout the seven-year project with phased closures and openings of our galleries, as well as our shops, theaters, and cafe. Museum favorites will remain on display including the 1903 Wright Flyer, Spirit of St. Louis, Bell X-1, and Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit..

Explore a full list of exhibitions to visit. Learn more about our mission to transform the National Air and Space Museum, and subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter for the latest news and renovation schedule.

Regular Hours: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open daily except December 25

Admission FREE

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Chantilly, VA

Hundreds of aircraft and spacecraft are on display in two massive hangars, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, and the Space Shuttle Discovery. View aircraft flying in and out of Dulles International Airport from our Observation Tower. Watch restoration specialists restore artifacts in our Restoration Hangar.

Regular Hours: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Open daily except December 25

Admission FREE - Parking $15

Events in DC

View the Sun with our Safe Telescopes
December 18, 2019 | 12:00pm
How to Catch a Star
December 19, 2019 | 11:00am
View the Sun with our Safe Telescopes
December 19, 2019 | 12:00pm

Events at Udvar Hazy

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
February 8, 2020 | 10:00am - 3:00pm

African American Pioneers in Aviation and Space

Mae Among the Stars
December 16, 2019 | 11:00am
Mae Among the Stars
December 17, 2019 | 11:00am
Mae Among the Stars
December 18, 2019 | 11:00am

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