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

Reserve Your Free Timed-Entry Passes

Free Timed-Entry Passes for Groups of 10 or More

Hours

10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Open every day except December 25

Contact

202-633-2214
NASM-VisitorServices@si.edu

Location

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

Getting here

Tickets

Frequently Asked Questions

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. Eight new galleries are now open, inviting visitors to explore air and space in new ways. We are continuing 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 See All 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. 

Events

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. 

Accessibility

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.

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    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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