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    NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM

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    National Air and Space Museum

    Independence Ave. nr. 6th St., SW (National Mall)

    Washington, DC

    (1) 202-633-2214 | www.airandspace.si.edu

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    • ATTRACTION

      History of Flight
    • HOURS/TIMES

      Daily: 10:00am-5:30pm; Mar. 20-Sept. 2: Daily: 10:00am-7:30pm
    • PRICE (TICKET)

      Free
    • POPULAR TIMES

      Weekends; school holidays
    • RESERVE IN ADVANCE

      Yes - tickets for the IMAX theaters and planetarium available online
    • WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATION

      Up to 20 min.
    • HIGHLIGHTS

      The Wright Brothers exhibit; Apollo 11
    • ALLOW

      2-3 hours
    • METRO

      Smithsonian; L'Enfant Plaza; Federal Center SW
    Planet display and dome at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC

    VIBE

    A bright, open museum that celebrates the history of flight. With its soaring ceilings, glossy walls, and enormous windows, the National Air and Space Museum creates the perfect “airy” home for the iconic machines and artifacts it holds. But if you're not a diehard aviation aficionado, don't worry: there's way more to do than just geek out on machinery. Inside you’ll find stories of famous pilots, a World War II retrospective, flight simulators, Cold War relics, space and NASA exhibits, and a very sleek IMAX theater and planetarium.

    GO HERE WITH

    Friends; kids; your parents; history buffs

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    While most museums focus on replicas and reenactments, here you can stroll right up to the Spirit of St. Louis, Apollo 11, and Sputnik 1.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    Not much.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    During the Cherry Blossom Festival in April, pick up a kite in the gift shop and join the crowds of families and couples on the mall who will be sending all types of gadgets and gizmos into the air.

    CLOSEST COMPS

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