Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

Museum in DC

Major Renovation Underway - Museum Open Through Construction
On December 3, two galleries—Apollo to the Moon and Looking at Earth—will close as the Museum on the National Mall begins a major renovation. All other galleries, shops, theaters, and our cafe remain open. Seven additional galleries will close January 2019. The Museum will remain open throughout the seven-year renovation project with phased gallery closures and openings. Museum favorites remain on display including the 1903 Wright Flyer, Spirit of St. Louis, Bell X-1, and the North American X-15. Explore a full list of objects on display Learn more about our mission to transform the National Air and Space Museum and a schedule of upcoming changes.

The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC has thousands of objects on display, including the 1903 Wright Flyer and a lunar rock you can touch.

Hours & Admission

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


Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW 
Washington, DC 20560
Phone: 202-633-2214

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In addition to our exhibitions, you may want to visit the Albert Einstein PlanetariumLockheed Martin IMAX® Theater, and the Public Observatory on the east terrace. 


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  • Image of the Lunar Module from the second floor.

    Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall 

  • A close up of the cowling of Spirit of St. Louis

    Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis

  • Studio Model of Starship Enterprise

    Star Trek Starship Enterprise Studio Model

  • North American X-15 in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall

    North American X-15

  • Interactive Wall

    Explore the Museum's objects through the interactive wall. 

  • The Full Scale Wind Tunnel Fan on Display in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall

    NACA full-scale wind tunnel and the Bell XP-59 Airacomet

  • SS-20 Saber

    SS-20 "Pioneer" Missile

Digital Guides

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.

Visiting Tips

From security screening to accessibility accommodations for visitors with disabilities, find out what you need to know before you go with these helpful tips.

Welcome Center

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
Phone: 202-633-2214

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