Things to Do


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

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Science Demonstrations

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

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Discovery Stations

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

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Daily Tours

Take a tour with one of our knowledgeable guides. 

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

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IMAX Theater*

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

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

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Restoration Hangar

Watch as our specialists reconstruct, repair, and preserve our rare artifacts. 

Learn More about the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar >

Observation Tower*

Watch planes take off and land at Washington Dulles International Airport and get a 360-degree view of the surrounding area.
*Temporarily closed

Learn More about the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower >

More to See and Do 

Looking for more things to do? We offer special programming throughout the year including annual Family Days, star-gazing parties, and evening lectures at both the Museum in Washington, DC and the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.