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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  • Great experience. A lot to see. It was nice for everyone to see all of the things that would normally only be read about or seen in films. 
    Great experience. A lot to see. It was nice for everyone to see all of the things that would normally only be read about or seen in films.  more »
  • Museum is excellent. But by including the expensive sub-standard virtual reality Transporter ride we just lost a lot of time, with only two very slow employees. 
    Museum is excellent. But by including the expensive sub-standard virtual reality Transporter ride we just lost a lot of time, with only two very slow employees.  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?!
  • It had very good descriptions of spacecraft and the models were amazing to see in person. It was a pity that some parts were closed, so this review is not 5 stars. There were a great variety of instruments donated from space institutions and it made a thorough learning experience! I recommend going early for short lines at the flight simulator.

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