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“Technology Fest”

National Air and Space Museum
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Private Guided Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Private Smithsonian Combo Tour: Museum of American History, Air and Space Museum
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Small Group Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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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 July 8, 2014

Coming from a technology backround, this museum is a must see. Displays are easily accessed and pitched at different levels depending on knowledge, my 13 yr old found the space flight exhibit breathtaking. Flight simulators also proved a big hit, though luckily we avoided lines for these, they were 40 minutes plus when we were leaving. Fascinating to see WWII aircraft mixed in with Wright bros. & Hubble telescope, there is something for everyone as the kids zone was very busy while we were there. One dissappointing aspect was the McDonalds attached to the museum- food here is not going to inspire the enquiring mind one little bit. So no other dining option othe rthan junk food.

Thank Carmel H
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

defiantly one of my favourite attractions in DC to see the technology with your own eyes and you can really see the bravery it took to pilot these machines through the sky.

Thank ReggaeJames
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

We visited over the Fourth and it was very crowded. I enjoyed the exhibits on the history of commercial air travel the best. We watched to Imax movie on D Day and it was good.

Thank Jo-travel-alot
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

Arrived 5 mins before a tour kicked off. My 3 teenage sons were suffering from museum overkill but our guide, Dana, was brilliant covering the development of early flight from the Wrights to supersonic. The background stories on some exhibits (especially the WW2 murals etc) was fascinating. I, or my sons, didn't feel the 90 min tour passing.

Thank Declan M
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very crowed due to holiday weekend. Was able to see the exhibits but would recommend coming during the week of a non-holiday weekend as I believe you will be able to enjoy it more.

Thank LadyLev
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