Smithsonian National Museum of Air & Space Tour in Washington, DC

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Surround yourself with icons of air and space travel with your launch into the history of flight. The flagship building on the National Mall in Washington, D.C, exhibits aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and other flight-related artifacts.

2 to 8 people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Washington Travel Experts
  • Tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
  • All entry fees are included in admission.
  • Features professional tour guide.
  • The Air & Space Museum is currently under massive construction and will remain as such for multiple years. This means that many of the exhibits we describe may NOT be on display.


from Smithsonian National Museum of Air & Space Tour
The National Air and Space Museum covers everything from the early history of flight to the Space Race and moon landings. Learn all about the history of flight and what it takes to be an astronaut with one of our expert guides on this 2-hour semi-private guided museum tour which welcomes up to 8 guests.

From the Apollo 11 Command Module to real moon rocks, the National Air and Space Museum has some of the most out-of-this-world artifacts. You’ll see earlier examples of planes like the Wright Brother’s aircraft and the Spirit of St. Louis, which successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean before such a feat seemed commonplace.

Your guide will discuss the myths behind the mysterious disappearance of famed pilot Amelia Earhart. Come face to face with space suits used by astronauts working on the Hubble telescope and see the two-story backups for the Hubble telescope and the early space station Skylab dominate your field of vision and since the originals stayed in space, this is the best way to get up close and personal! Moonwalk by lunar modules as you discover the history of the world’s leading air and space program including the innovation and technology that made it possible to land a man on the moon. There’s even freeze-dried ice cream in the gift shop to complete the experience.

Highlights Generally Include: (if not on loan or being restored etc.)

  • Wright Bros Flyer

  • Amelia Earhart Plane

  • Spirit of St Louis

  • Lunar Lander

  • John Glenn’s spacesuit

  • Hubble Telescope

  • Moon Rock

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Frequently Asked Questions about Smithsonian National Museum of Air & Space Tour

How long is the tour?

Tour duration is approximately 2 hrs.

What age is recommended for the tour?

All ages are welcome.

Where does the tour meet?

Meet by the sculpture in front of Jefferson Ave. entrance to the National Air and Space Museum (outside)

When does the tour start?

Tour starts at 10:00 AM. 

Do you operate tours rain or shine?

Whether it rains, snows, or shines, we run our tours. We advise you to be dressed accordingly to the weather. Check the forecast before coming out of the hotel. And wear comfortable shoes.

Is transportation available?

There is no pick-up or drop-off available. This includes Airport transfer/shuttle services. Each tour has some specific meeting points.

Is food or drink allowed on the tour?

No outside food or drink when in the Museums can be brought in.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is not allowed, including electronic cigarettes.

Can I take photos on the tour?

Still and video photography for noncommercial use is permitted in the museums and exhibitions, unless otherwise posted. The use of tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks is not permitted at any time.

Are pets allowed?

No pets allowed.