Open now: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC has two locations, the Museum on the National Mall, and a second location, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia, near to Dulles International Airport.

The Udvar-Hazy Center, two huge hangars filled airplanes and space craft, reopened July 24, 2020.

It’s a fun place for kids run around and see some of most famous airplanes in the world.

Tip: Museum is free, but timed entry pass and face coverings are required in the center at this time.

Plan your visit: Udvar-Hazy Center

National Air and Space Museum also has plenty of online resources for kids – virtual tours, activities and games, cockpit panoramas pioneer stories and more. Check out:
Air and Space Anywhere

Here’s some highlights at Udvar-Hazy Center:

 

Enola Gay Boeing B29 bomber

Enola Gay transported and dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan, August 1945

 

Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk World War II fighter

 

British Hawker Hurricane World War II fighter

 

Airphibian 1950

Airplane could fly to an airport, fold up wings, transform into a car.

 

Apollo testing command module

 

Discovery Space Shuttle

 

Space Shuttle rocket nozzles

 

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance plane