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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Neighborhood: National Mall
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Address: 6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number:
2026331000
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Travel past to present and into the future of space and aviation

Has just the right amount of information for all ages to learn about space and aviation. I especially enjoyed the exhibits focused on women explorers and adventurers. And, it's... read more

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Has just the right amount of information for all ages to learn about space and aviation. I especially enjoyed the exhibits focused on women explorers and adventurers. And, it's free (except for the Einstein planetarium). You can get through it in less than an hour and up to 2-3 hours if you explore more in depth...

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are near go go go! So much great history and info on all things matter that matter. Even for a non-space enthusiast it impresses you

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent museum with a wide range of displays from naval ships to aircraft and space shuttles. Lots to see and do. Great interactive displays. Very busy though.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is undoubtedly a must to do if you come to Washington. It is perfect for adults and children and you will spend a great time with a lot of fun.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of fun for everyone, big museum with all kinds of interactive fun and exploring, also a planetarium with various shows and simulators where you can fly your plane!!

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fascinating look at the history of aviation and space travel. Beautiful section on the planets and interesting warcraft section.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love technology, so this Air and Space Museum is my kind of dream museum. Being able to see/touch all those planes, seeing the real and original parts of so many planes, rockets, space vessels is amazing. When going there, download the app on your phone to get great additional information; The WiFi works well throughout the museuù.

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Sterling Heights, MI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a fun day visit. It is not quite as good as WPAFB. Like all Smithsonian museums, it is free. It is better for older kids than toddlers.

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Naples, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted a break from the maddening crowds so we visited for 1 and 1/2 hour. Great displays and good info. Happy to have bathrooms and it is our 3rd visit and quite a good museum.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located near Dulles airport this museum has a mind boggling collection of air and space craft from down the years. Concorde, Discovery space shuttle, Hurricane, Messerschmitt..... the list goes on and on. Come early and spend all day here. There's an Imax cinema and simulators (extra ticket required) but the main museum is free.

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