Closed Temporarily. Will Reopen Later This Year As previously announced, the National Air and Space Museum's location in Washington, DC, is now closed temporarily to allow us to continue our multi-year renovation. We look forward to reopening later this year, when we will introduce new public spaces, including eight completely renovated galleries, and resume shows at the Planetarium. The remaining galleries and the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater will open in phases throughout 2024 and 2025.
The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. has hundreds of original, historic artifacts on display, including the Wright 1903 Flyer and the Spirit of St. Louis.
The Museum is open Thursday - Monday, from 10:00 am - 5:30 pm. Admission is free; reservations are not required.
**NOTE: The National Air and Space Museum has begun a major building renovation which will require the closure of some galleries and public spaces. he full renovation will take approximately seven years. The first of the new galleries is scheduled to open in early 2022 and the full construction project is scheduled to be completed by 2025. Many artifacts will be moved to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly during the renovation. The Udvar-Hazy Center remains open and offers visitors a chance to get up close and personal with many planes and space artifacts.
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- Supplies Available for Guests: Hand Sanitizer
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- Admission Fee: Free
- Operating Hours: Thursday - Monday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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- Metro Line(s): Blue, Green, Orange, Silver, Yellow