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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
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The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
National Mall
+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed April 27, 2016

Give yourself about 2.5 hours or more to visit this place. There is so much to see that you will want to stop at every exhibit and take it in. I have a pretty good command of American history, so I was just thrilled to...More

Thank Emale73
Reviewed April 27, 2016

A perfect break for tired walking kids are the Planetarium and the IMAX! Loved the rockets, the Moon rock, and the timeline of space missions too

Thank Emerson N
Reviewed April 27, 2016

We went with friends and had 13 year olds, 11 and 9. They all enjoyed the museum. A few more benches would be nice:)

Thank Kristi K
Reviewed April 27, 2016

All types of planes and space modules together. Educational for children, but very busy around noon.

Thank Gest
Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a fantastic place to visit is you have any interest in aviation at all. There are things to see for every age. Classic aircraft to missiles and aircraft you will have never seen before.

Thank Ezzerider
Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

You will like this place if u're interested in inventions and air traveling. It's free entry. We got 1 and half hour to visit the place. It's a must see place if u're visiting to DC. Check out the photos.

Thank arthurnaingwinaung
Reviewed April 26, 2016

What a great museum! Fantastic exhibits. Admission is FREE, so "splurge" and buy an IMAX movie experience. It was fantastic.

Thank cooperspeople
Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is by far one of the best museums in the Smithsonian Basket. Very interesting displays...the most unique being the Moon rock. You can actually touch it, even if yo have never been to the moon. The Apollo missions have been covered in great detail...More

Thank geetanjalidogra
Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We quickly visited the museum and we were surprised it was free. The exhibitions were extensive and interesting. Make sure to have enough time. We did it in two hours and it was way too short! Worth a visit anyway! It would be a pity...More

Thank Sandrina D
Reviewed April 26, 2016

A great free museum where you can see The Wright Brother's first plane and a lot of other great sciencey stuff. A tip: enter via the back entrance on Independence avenue - there are virtually no queues there unlike the main entrance.

Thank TimLewis
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Brandi H
Does the second floor shake?
June 13, 2017|
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Response from Keona W | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, didn't feel anything when I visited last September.
Lines on Sunday mornings?
June 11, 2017|
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Response from laks004 | Reviewed this property |
Smithsonian sometimes offer discounted/ free tickets for the first IMAX show. Otherwise, Sunday mornings aren't too crowded.
Does anyone know if there is a scooter rental company right near the mall? Not sure my husband can spend a whole day walking it. But only need it for one day to do the memorials and monuments.
May 31, 2017|
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Response from chromedragon | Reviewed this property |
After a brief search found swiftwheelsdc Says free delivery, looks to have an assortment of "wheels" including motorized wheelchairs. Have to say I didn't see many (any?) motorized wheelchairs on the National Mall or in the... More