Whether you visit the National Air and Space Museum for the first or the hundredth time, there is always something new to discover. They have an impressive 60,000 artifacts in the museum, with everything from uniforms and spacesuits to planes and rockets on display.
The museum focuses on the comprehensive history of flight, and is the only place you’ll find significant pieces like the 1903 Wright Flyer or the Spirit of St. Louis. There are also rotating exhibits that make each trip a new and surprising visit. Just like the rest of the DC museums, admission to the National Air and Space Museum is free. The museum also features two IMAX theaters and the Albert Einstein Planetarium with showings of a variety of flight and space-themed features for a separate ticket price.
The National Air and Space Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and is also open for extended hours until 7:30 p.m. on select dates throughout the spring.