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“Great for Big and Little Kids!”

National Air and Space Museum
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$65.00*
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Private Guided Tour of the Smithsonian National...
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed March 28, 2013

This museum was number one on our list of 'must see' museums whilst visiting Washington D.C. and it did not disappoint. The sheer size and number of space and aircraft on display is phenomenal and on the day we visited it was packed.

Admission is free but donations are always appreciated.

It would be difficult to list individually what there is to see but some of the highlights are the Apollo 11 Module, the Spirit of St Louis, the Wright Flyer , Amelia Earhart's Vega and a piece of space rock.

There are also a number of simulators you can try (for a fee) and the at the IMAX theatre (charges apply), we saw Space Junk 3D which was very interesting.

The museum has a food court attached with McDonalds etc so you do not have far to go to feed the hungry hoardes.

Definitely a favourite with kids of all ages, make sure to add this one to your list.

Thank missskybird
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

The museum is divided between the one on the Mall and the one at Dulles Airport. They compliment each other and should both be visited.

Thank DaveL62
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

It was so crowded that it was difficult to walk through any part of the museum. The hardest part were all the strollers. Loved the Wright Brothers exhibit. Not many chairs to take a break in, they were occupied by the elderly. There is a lot to see, and very exciting for kids of all ages. I felt like I was at Disneyland with the crowds.

Thank greencozmo
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

It was a very busy day at the Museum,as it was raining and more crowds took to the museums on the day we visited, but we did get to see alot. The kids enjoyed all the hands on exhibits and just seeing all the big rockets in the museum.

Thank XamosNY
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

My husband liked this museum a lot, but I did as well. I would eat before you go there though. They have a cafe' but the food is overpriced McD's. Make sure you touch the part of the moon!

Thank wendyleigh22
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