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
Airplane could fly to an airport, fold up wings, transform into a car.
Apollo testing command module
Discovery Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle rocket nozzles