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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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Why We did a road trip to DC

Lot's to see, lots to do. Staff is friendly and helpful. Great displays, and stories about our fascination with flight and space travel. If you have the bug a great place to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Leonia
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Leonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lot's to see, lots to do. Staff is friendly and helpful. Great displays, and stories about our fascination with flight and space travel. If you have the bug a great place to spend a few hours learning more than you thought you may have known.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is lots to see, but I expected more. It was very crowded and loud as expected for a family location. Good exhibits, but the larger craft are at a separate track location.

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Thank Bob D
Hamilton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We dont have children but i would have loved to go here when i was a child haha. The museum is free of charge with many things to see, learn and do

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Thank Daniel G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So many amazing exhibits and we didn't really scrape the surface. We visited the why things fly room which was great for kids, interactive yet informative. And all for free!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I think young kids and old men will find this place the most interesting. I got bored after an hour or so as it seems very repetitive, and I have visited before. I do highly recommend paying to see an IMAX movie in the Planetarium - my small kids enjoyed it as did my husband and I. Also, if you... More 

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Thank evlaina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As with almost all the museums in DC this was alot of fun and we're glad we went. Udvar-Hazy is bigger and more impressive, but this is a nice one too.

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Thank justme2ooo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of all of the museums I visited within the Smithsonian, the NA&SM is my favourite one. It teaches you to open your eyes and look far into the future.

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Thank XiXi Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this museum! Make sure to buy your tickets for the planetarium or IMAX theater when you first arrive and then take your time to look around the museum. I would make sure to leave 3-4 hours for this.

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Summerland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A trip to Washington would not be complete without a visit to the wonderful museum. We were there early on a Saturday morning and the lineups to be admitted and go through security were long. Lots of families with young children and seeing the children awed by the exhibits was as much fun as seeing the exhibits themselves. Very well... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Family trip with teenagers who really enjoyed exploring flight simulator, aircraft models, planetarium.

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