Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

One Museum,
Two Locations

Free Admission - Open Daily Except December 25

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), both National Air and Space Museum locations are temporarily closed to the public as of Saturday, March 14. Due to the rapidly changing nature of the situation, we are not announcing a re-opening date at this time and will provide updates on a week-to-week basis. See our full COVID-19 statement.

The National Air and Space Museum Building on the National Mall

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.

We Are Open During Renovation

All of our exhibitions will be renovated over the next several years. Portions of the Museum will close and reopen on a phased schedule. We remain open with plenty to see! Things to know before you visit:

Learn more about the renovation and our plans for the future. Subscribe to our e-newsletter for monthly updates.

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

Admission FREE

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Sunset

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

Museum in Washington, DC
September 26, 2020 | 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Moongaze on International Observe the Moon Night

Hubble at 30
June 12, 2020 | 8:00pm
View the Sun with our Safe Telescopes
July 2, 2020 | 12:00pm
View the Sun with our Safe Telescopes
July 3, 2020 | 12:00pm

Events at Udvar Hazy

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
September 26, 2020 | 10:00am - 5:30pm

Arsenal of Democracy Fly-In

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