National Air and Space Museum in DC
  • National Air and Space Museum in DC
  • Getting here
  • During your visit
  • Collection highlights
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  • Udvar-Hazy Center in VA
  • Plan a field trip
  • Plan a field trip
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  • Group tours
  • Opening October 14

    Plan a visit

    One of the most popular museums in the world. Visit our transformed museum on the National Mall starting October 14.

    Reserve Your Free Timed-Entry Passes


    Temporarily closed
    Opening October 14


    - Free timed-entry passes required
    - Reserve free timed-entry passes online
    - All visitors, regardless of age, must have a pass to enter the Museum.
    - An individual can reserve up to six free timed-entry passes for their visit. If you are reserving for a group of 10 or more please visit our group reservations page.
    - Passes are released in six-week blocks. See more below for the release schedule.


    6th Street and Independence Ave SW
    Washington, DC 20560
    Please Note: The only public entrance is on Independence Ave

    Getting here

    More about free timed-entry passes
    • Beginning September 14, the Museum will release individual passes for six-week periods on the following dates: 

    Release Dates

    Passes Available for Reservation
    Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 12:00 pm ET Friday, October 14 - Wednesday, November 30, 2022
    Friday, October 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm ET Thursday, December 1, 2022 - Saturday, January 14, 2023
    Friday, December 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm ET Sunday, January 15 - Tuesday, February 28, 2023
    Friday, January 27, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET Wednesday, March 1 - Friday, April 14, 2023

    If you do not initially find passes for the day you would like to visit, check back on our website; additional passes may become available.  

    • Visitors may enter the Museum for up to one hour after the time on their entry pass. Anyone arriving more than an hour after the time on their entry pass will only be granted entrance if walk-up passes are available and can be secured.  
    • Free timed-entry passes do not limit the amount of time you can spend in the Museum, but once you exit, you cannot re-enter later the same day without securing a separate timed-entry pass.  

    More Information

    Our museum on the National Mall is currently transforming. On October 14, eight new galleries will open, inviting visitors to explore air and space in new ways. We'll continue to work on transforming the building, reimagining more galleries that will open 2025. While we continue that work, half the building will be closed.

    Featured Exhibitions More Exhibitions The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC Destination Moon National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC Things to do Exhibitions

    Explore how we took flight, how we fly today, how one gets to the Moon, how air and space connect us all, and much more in our eight new galleries. 


    From lectures to hands-on family days and more, discover all the events the National Air and Space Museum has to offer. 

    Collection Highlights

    Where to find the most popular items from our collections at this museum.

    Discovery Stations

    Discovery Stations encourage informal learning through active looking, discussion, and hands-on activities related to aviation, space exploration, astronomy, and planetary geology. 

    On-Site Drop In Storytime

    Thursdays at 11:00 am, drop in to here a story about air and space read by one of our Museum educators. Perfect for the youngest air and space enthusiasts!

    Drop In Science Demonstrations

    Saturday and Sundays at 12:00 pm, join us for drop-in science demonstrations, exploring the science in flight, space, and more. 

    Plan a field trip

    Learn in new ways while making memories at a unique field trip to one of our two locations. 

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    During your visit Health & Safety

    We ask that all visitors follow these safety measures to protect everyone’s health. 


    The National Air and Space Museum is committed to providing inclusive experiences. We welcome all visitors.

    Amenities & Recommendations

    Here’s how to get the most out of your visit to the museum.


    Our transformation

    The National Air and Space Museum is undergoing a monumental multi-year renovation, which began in 2018. Transforming every visitor's experience, the Museum will use creative and dynamic techniques to engage visitors while they are at the museum and after they leave.

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