Things to Do

The Udvar-Hazy Center is now open.

We have worked to create a safe environment for visitors and staff. You will notice changes to how you visit the Museum such as requiring each visitor to reserve a free timed-entry pass and to follow the safety requirements. Find out more. 

Lockheed SR-71 and Space Shuttle Enterprise at the Udvar-Hazy Center.


Learn about human space flight, World War II aviation, vertical flight, and much more.

Exhibitions Currently on View >

Working in the restoration hanger.

Restoration Hangar

Watch as our specialists reconstruct, repair, and preserve our rare artifacts. 
Learn More about the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar >

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently accepting reservation requests for guided tours and other programs.

The following things to do are temporarily closed:

Science Demonstrations

Discover how things fly or test your own paper airplane design. 

Discovery Stations

Touch a real spacesuit or learn how ancient astronomers studied the stars through active, hands-on activities.

Daily Tours

Take a tour with one of our knowledgeable guides. 


These free inquiry-based programs are available to any class. Reservations are required. 

IMAX Theater

See films projected on a screen five-stories-high with six-channel digital surround sound. 


Fly jet-age combat sorties in simulators that let you perform 360-degree barrel rolls! 

Observation Tower

Watch planes take off and land at Washington Dulles International Airport and get a 360-degree view of the surrounding area.
Learn More about the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower >

More activities are available online. Find out more below.