Things to Do

While the onsite programs below are not currently available, there are plenty of online programs and resources to enjoy.  Please see our calendar for upcoming online chats and educational events and explore our K-12 Learning Resources.


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

Exhibitions Currently on View >

Science Demonstrations

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

Demonstrations & Schedules >
Reserve one for your school group >

Discovery Stations

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

More about Discovery Stations >

Daily Tours

Take a tour with one of our knowledgeable guides. 

Tour Schedule >
Reserve a Group Tour >


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

More about Labs >
Reserve a Lab >

IMAX Theater*

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

Tickets & Showtimes >


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

More about Simulator Rides >

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.