National Air and Space Museum

National Air and Space Museum

Independence Avenue at 6th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20560 - United States

Museum Day Hours: 10:00 a.m. ‐ 5:30 p.m. (EST)





Printed ticket required

Smithsonian Museum

Free Everyday

The National Air and Space Museum is one of the world’s most popular museums. Its mission is to commemorate, educate, and inspire visitors by preserving and displaying aeronautical and spaceflight artifacts. The museum maintains the world’s largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft. It is also a vital center for historical research on aviation and spaceflight and related science and technology, and home to the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, which performs original research and outreach activities in planetary sciences.

In addition to our exhibitions, you may want to visit the Albert Einstein Planetarium, Lockheed Martin IMAX® Theater, and the Public Observatory on the east terrace.


Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the National Air and Space Museum and learn about Hispanic innovators of the past and present.

For exhibitions currently on view visit our website!


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