Visit Udvar-Hazy Center Air and Space Museum

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.

Udvar-Hazy Center, two huge hangars filled with airplanes and space craft, is a fun place for kids run around and see some of most famous airplanes in the world.

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


Tip: Find more fun things to do with kids in Washington DC on Travel for Kids.

And check out our list of Washington DC family hotels, if you’re staying near Dulles Airport, the museum is close by.