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National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC

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Housing the largest collection of air and spacecraft in the world, National Air and Space Museum features the Apollo 11 command module and the Wright Brothers' biplane that launched the age of aviation in 1903. View IMAX films, try a flight simulator, visit the planetarium, or just explore hundreds of air and spacecraft, plus thousands of smaller objects--including several spacesuits worn on the moon and a real lunar rock. The museum is a haven for fans of the history and science of aviation, spaceflight, geology, and geophysics. Check online or at the entrance for IMAX movie times, daily tours, and educational activities. For National Air and Space Museum and beyond, use our Washington DC vacation maker tool to get the most from your Washington DC vacation.
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  • When the NASM originally opened, it was world's best museum and I have seen many. But this update adds for example a section on "speed" which is basically loud car noises, which I do not think fits.....  more
    When the NASM originally opened, it was world's best museum and I have seen many. But this update adds for example a section on "speed" which is basically loud car noises, which I do not think fits.....  more »
  • This was a great museum to visit. Easy to get to from our hotel on the Wharf. The museum is unique to to most Air and Space Museums. We really enjoyed it 
    This was a great museum to visit. Easy to get to from our hotel on the Wharf. The museum is unique to to most Air and Space Museums. We really enjoyed it  more »
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  • All of this incredible aeronautical history for free! The Smithsonian museums are such a gift. We went with our 4 kids aged 6 to 12 and they all had a great time. There’s something for everyone whether you’re a total science enthusiast or someone who doesn’t normally have much interest in this kind of thing. This is just a great family friendly activity. And did I mention that like all the Smithsonian museums at the National Mall, the museum is free?!
  • What an awesome incredible museum. So interactive and just tons to do! We spent 2 hours just walking around and seeing all the planes. Some of the coolest things are the two planes that you can walk inside and also the whole exhibit showcasing the Apollo missions. Seriously can’t wait for the whole museum to open. It’s an absolute must do even with half open. 10 out of 10 Ill be back.

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