Our café serves sandwiches, salads, and other grab-and-go options starting at 11:00 am daily.
Individuals with allergies and special dietary needs may bring in alternative food choices.
Other museums on the National Mall also offer restaurants and cafes. See Smithsonian Visitor Information for details. For an up-to-date list of other area restaurants, visit the Washington, DC Visitor's Bureau.
School groups may not bring their own lunches into the Museum restaurant. Groups are encouraged to have a picnic lunch on the National Mall outside the Museum. Groups of 10 or more may contact Smithsonian Group Sales to make special arrangements.
Food and drink other than bottled water are not permitted in the Museum.
Remember Your Visit
Bring home a memento of your Museum visit or find the perfect gift for someone special. The Museum store offers a variety of aviation- and space-themed souvenirs including postcards, books, clothing, kites, videos, toys, and more.
Become a Member!
Members receive a discount at Smithsonian Museum Stores. Individual and gift memberships may be purchased online.