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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

234 reviews
Sights and Museums, History Museum, Science Museum
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Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington, DC 20560
+1 202 633 1000
http://www.nasm.si.edu/
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The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, ... Read more
science, and technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics.

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New York City

I feel like this museum is underrated and it's easily one of my favorites in DC. You can see some of the original planes that started everyone's love of travel across the nation and eventually across the world. You can see some of the earliest developments of space exploration. Great place to bring the whole family

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Columbia

All Smithsonian Museums are free, so that's always a plus! This museum is wonderful for traveling families and anyone interested in space or the history of flight.

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Fort Lauderdale

Terrible staff. We visited with my wife that is disable and need special accommodations like using the elevators as she needs to use canes to walk, the guards from Allied Universal were rude poorly trained, they dont allow my wife to use the elevators, want to force her to walk without canes at the entrance. They were beligeran and use profanities against another visitors. Hardly beleive this is a Federally funded institution, back home I will write both our Representative and both of our Senators on the issue, I expect our Federal Government to respect and provide access to disable citizen's and not to allow Federal contractors to abuse their positions.

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San Francisco

Great free attraction to check out while in D.C. Really enjoyed the war plane exhibits! Can get really packed so come early, and mid-week if possible. The

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Alexandria

We loved this place. Planes and rockets everywhere. Lots of historical artifacts that i never thought i would see. Also, plenty of interactive things for the kids to touch and see. Almost too much to see in one day.

Recommended for:Wellness
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Gainesville

Super fun, i came here with my family and even my young sister enjoyed it, if you like ships, all of them there are real and very picture worthy. A lot of history.

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Sacramento

What an amazing museum! Very popular with children. Take a couple hours to see the several exhibitions and collections - including planes, spaceships, the IMAX theater, and the Einstein Planetarium. Every show at the Planetarium is visually stunning! A must-see for young and old.

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Columbia

Too much to see in such a short amount of time! Amazing to see so much history in one place!

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Tallahassee

A favorite while in DC. Summer of 2014 a new 3D movie on D-Day and WWII opened and it is captivating and well worth the add on cost. Museum itself is free. Planes, from the Wright Brothers to Columbia Space capsule, are hanging the the ceilings and scattered throughout the large space. Popular, crowded in the summer but always worth a visit. Great to see the Russian and American rockets side by side. Cool stuff for all fans of aviation including flight simulators.

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This is the kids and young adults absolutely favorite museum to see! Great for adults as well.

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Alexandria

I've been here about 5 times in the last three montha and it never gets old for a space nerd like me.

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Honolulu

I was amazed by all of the science and technology at this museum. It's all so fascinating! Definitely a place you need to stop at.

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Indianapolis

Cant describe the overstimulation when walking into this place. Damn we've come so far!!! Where will we go next!!??

Recommended for:History Buffs
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Fulton

Loved it, very entertaining for all. Have some very cool displays. Great for groups, families, etc. .. It's also FREE admittance always a plus!

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Bloomington

No visit to DC is complete without a stop at one of the great Smithsonian Institutions. Air and Space is a popular museum for kids, with a look at our nation's aviation past, present, and future.

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Warner Robins

Contains a ton of artifacts from the lunar missions. Also has an exhibit dedicated to the Wright Brothers which contains a wealth of information on the beginnings of flight.

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Palo Alto

This was my favorite museum as a kid -- what better place to let your imagination run wild than this? Filled with planes, spaceships, and whimsical exhibits, it's any kid's dream. The IMAX is a bit of a splurge, but totally worth it. "To Fly" is the classic.

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Suitland

Really enjoyed myself. Wasn't expecting to learn as much as I did. The crowd was a bit big but that was expected for summer time. Not a fan of the McDonalds option for food.

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This museum has a lot to offer and can pretty much walk you through the history of aviation and flight, with plenty of space stuff mixed in. And by walking I mean you're going to do a lot of it because it's two stories, three if you count the basement gift shop and its enormous. It's a little drier than for instance the Museum of Natural History and there's less hands on stuff for the little guys, although there is a pretty decent science set up for how things fly. As an example, my 13 year old found this museum more appealing than my 9 year old. But when all is said and done you will walk out the door saying that you've seen the Wright brothers airplane, which is pretty cool. And oh yes the best part is, this museum is free

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Lynchburg

Absolutely a must see if you are a history buff or just have that childhood dream of flying. It's educational, fun, and really just an all around good time.

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