Free tours, led by our docents (volunteer guides), highlight the Museum's collection and trace the history of air and space travel. Tours are open to everyone and depart daily from the Southwest Airlines Welcome Center.
Our docent corps is made up of knowledgeable volunteers, including former NASA employees, pilots (some of whom flew aircraft in our collection), engineers, and historians.
Daily Docent Tours
Tours Duration: 90 minutes
Daily Tour Schedule: 10:30 am, 1:00 pm
Additional tours may be added on any given day. Please check at the Southwest Airlines Welcome Center for times.
Groups of 20 or more adults can reserve a tour. (Three-weeks advance notice is required).
Groups of 10 or more students can reserve 60-minute tours. (Three-weeks advance notice is required).
Please contact the Tours & Reservations office at: (202) 633-2563
Visitors with Disabilities:
Many of our docents are trained to give tours to children and adults with disabilities. Two-week advance notice is required to reserve a special-needs program. Find out more about requesting accommodation.
Become a Docent:
All of our guided-tours are conducted by docents (volunteer guides). If you are passionate about air and space, especially if you speak multiple languages, including sign language, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about how you can become a docent.
The National Air and Space Museum honors military veterans through its Hosting Heroes program. Members of the military and veterans receive a free, VIP guided tour experience at our Museum in Washington, DC or the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
Honoring Our Heroes