One museum, two locations
Visit us in Washington, DC and Chantilly, VA to explore hundreds of the world’s most significant objects in aviation and space history. Free timed-entry passes are required for the Museum in DC.
National Air and Space Museum in DC
Udvar-Hazy Center in VA
Plan a field trip
Plan a group visit
At the museum and online
Discover our exhibitions and participate in programs both in person or virtually.
IMAX and Planetarium
Dive deep into air and space
Browse our collections, stories, research, and on demand content.
For teachers and parents
Bring the Air and Space Museum to your learners, wherever you are.
Plan a field trip
Educator professional development
Education monthly theme
Be the spark
Your support will help fund exhibitions, educational programming, and preservation efforts.
Become a member
Wall of Honor
Ways to give
Host an Event
Moongaze on International Observe the Moon Night
October 21, 2023 | 6:30
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Come view the Moon and other night sky objects during
International Observe the Moon Night. This stargazing event will take place outside the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.
Join Museum staff and members of the
Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for a view of the night sky. Experienced people will help you to observe the Moon, as well as planets and stars.
Telescopes will be provided by Smithsonian and pre-approved members of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. No other personal telescopes are permitted at the event. Details
free and open to the public. The event is
weather permitting and may be cancelled due to rain, clouds, and other poor visibility. For last-minute updates, call the Astronomy Education number at 202-633-2517. We recommend bringing
layers of clothing and a small flashlight covered with red cellophane or brown paper. Parking is
free after 4:00 pm. Please park at the south end of the main parking lot, and consider dimming your headlights as you approach. Stargazing is located in the
bus lot at the south end of the Museum's parking lot. Look for red lanterns to help guide you to the telescopes.
How to attend
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Bus Parking Lot
Support the Museum
We rely on the generous support of donors, sponsors, members, and other benefactors to share the history and impact of aviation and spaceflight, educate the public, and inspire future generations. With your help, we can continue to preserve and safeguard the world’s most comprehensive collection of artifacts representing the great achievements of flight and space exploration.
Become a Member
Stay up to date on the latest stories and events with our newsletter