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National Air and Space Museum

Independence Ave. at 6th St. SW
Washington, D.C., 20560, United States
TEL: (202) 633-2214

The world's most-visited museum is heavenly for adults and a must for kids. A seemingly endless assemblage of artifacts from the history of flight—from the Wright brothers 1903 flyer to the Apollo 11 space module—are exhibited here; interactive experiences run the gamut from climbing in rockets and touching moon rocks to IMAX films and heart-stopping rides in flight simulators. And, the Observatory’s 16-inch Boller and Chivens telescope, housed inside a giant dome on the east terrace, provides viewers with an intimate look at the sky by day (sun spots) and night (moon craters, Venus rings). It’s open for three hours a day Wednesday through Saturday, and during special evening programs.

Admission: Free.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Handicapped Accessible



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