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 in Washington, DC has thousands of objects on display, including the 1903 Wright Flyer and Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit.
The Smithsonian is happy to partner with ParkWhiz to help our guests reserve a parking spot near the Museum in advance.
The Museum’s Digital Guide highlights our most iconic artifacts. Choose from an Adult or Youth Guide. Youth Guides include interactive stops and an opportunity to earn an Expedition Patch. Email for advanced ticket sales.
Rent the Digital Guide
Single Device: $7
Multiple Devices and Members: $6
Guides are currently offered in English, Chinese, French, and Spanish.
From security screening to accessibility accommodations for visitors with disabilities, find out what you need to know before you go with these helpful tips.
At our Southwest Airlines Welcome Center in the South Lobby, 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 Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Phone: 202-633-1000; TTY, 202-633-5285
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Here are answers to the questions most visitors have.
How will my visit be different during the construction?
Allow for some extra time to go through security screening before entering the Museum, especially during holidays, weekends, and peak season (March through August).
How will educational programs be affected?
There will be minimal disruption to our year-round programming. As always, you can see our schedule of events.
Any chance the transformation will finish sooner?
This ambitious project has been in the planning stages for years. Schedules are subject to change. For now, though, count on the transformation to be completed by 2025. And be assured: when it’s all finished, you won’t be disappointed.
What parts of the Museum will not be affected?
After more than four decades of operation, we're taking the opportunity to renovate practically every part of the Musuem.