At the National Air and Space Museum, aerospace enthusiasts will be delighted while novices will also discover it with great pleasure.
Located in Washington's National Mall Park, the museum is a real goldmine. Throughout 22 galleries, learn about the history of aviation and space flight, astronomy and planetology. Thousands of objects, one more fascinating than the next, are exhibited here. Among them, admire the Wright Flyer, the Wright Brothers' first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft as well as the Spirit of St. Louis, with which Charles Lindbergh made the first solo transatlantic flight. Even more impressive, stop in front of the Columbia, the Apollo 11 Command Module, used in the first manned lunar landing mission in 1969.
During your visit, you can also “dive” head first into the stars at the planetarium or even take flight in one of the simulators. Four experiences are offered: a flight on the Hubble Space Mission, in the open cockpit of a triplane during the First World War, aboard a futuristic spacecraft or at the controls of one of the first powered flights. Bon voyage!
National Air and Space Museum
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20560
+1 202 633 2214