The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC has thousands of objects on display, including the 1903 Wright Flyer, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, and a lunar rock you can touch. In addition to our exhibition galleries, you may want to visit the Albert Einstein Planetarium, Lockheed Martin IMAX® Theater, and the Public Observatory on the east terrace.
The National Air and Space Museum is located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Metered street parking and paid parking garage options are limited. Learn more about parking near the Mall. The easiest way to get to the Museum is via public transportation such as Metrorail and Metrobus. See directions for more information on how to get to the Museum in Washington, DC.
From security screening to accessibility accommodations for visitors with disabilities, find out what you need to know before you go with these helpful tips.
Visit the Southwest Airlines 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
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