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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 6th and Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number:
2026331000
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Private Guided Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Small Group Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Terrific! We were all jet-lagged so the kids found the guided tour a bit trying, but us adults found it fascinating. Thanks Steve!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Terrific! We were all jet-lagged so the kids found the guided tour a bit trying, but us adults found it fascinating. Thanks Steve!

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Thank Caroline W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum will satisfy your curiosity if you ever wondered about space, air travel and the links in between. You could easily spend the entire day and still not see all there is to offer. Go see this wonderful museum. You'll be glad you did!

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Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Highly recommend it - especially if u have kids! The 3D IMAX is great and so are all the exhibits. The theater serves alcohol even, just wish we had more time, but there is so much to see in D.C.

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Thank Michel K
Nashville, TN, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went here with my dad in the early 80's. I was really looking forward to going back in 2017. It should be AMAZING now, right? No... I think they even have the same carpet!

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Thank Benjamin T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You will discover so many things by visiting this museum! Make sure to allow enough time to visit because the place is HUGE! I loved going to see one of the movies they were playing at the iMax theater

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Belleville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Entrance to the Smithsonian museums is free. This one is fantastic, really enjoyed all the displays. The live guided tours of exhibits really help bring the displays to life, being able to ask questions is great. Lines can be long to get in and the museum itself was crowded the day we visited, but really enjoyed the afternoon and will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A full days entertainment and education. From the minute you walk into the Museum the lesson begins. So much to see and do and all for free unless you take advantage of the IMAX theatre offerings. Interactive, educational and fun for all ages. Plenty of food options at the Cafes and quality options.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit here almost every time we get to DC. This trip we got to see the Normandy IMAX show and would highly recommend. Also, the new Star Trek feature of the Enterprise ship was fun. Always great.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I don’t know how often I have visited this museum, it is constantly fascinating, ever changing. It is fantastic to visit with children - they will LOVE it, and when you tire it has a great restaurant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Air and Space museum had a lot of interactive stuff for our family of 7. We spent the most time here and our seven year old was so amazed by the things she was able to learn while here. Highly recommend!

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