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.

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

Tip: Museum is free, open daily, but check museum website to 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

 

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.