Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center
Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Hundreds of aircraft and spacecraft are on display in two massive hangars, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, and the Space Shuttle Discovery.
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  • teknoge3k
    Rocky Mount, Virginia1,597 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum
    This museum is fantastic. We prefer this air & space museum MUCH more than the one located in DC. We took the Metro from our hotel in DC to Innovation Center on the silver line, got off and took the Fairfax Connector directly to the Udvar-Hazy Center. The museum is massive with loads of amazing aircraft including the Discovery space shuttle, the Enola Gay as well as other interesting aircraft. I highly recommend this museum! (Skip the Shake Shack inside for lunch though, it's horrible!)
    Visited April 2023
    Written 20 April 2023
  • TravelerG8
    486 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Air Museum
    Great choice for a free air museum near Washington Dulles. Wasn't aware it was here until our DC tour guide suggested it when the DC Air & Space Museum was sold out of entry tickets during spring great. Impressive collection of aircraft and well worth your time to visit. We will definitely visit again.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 1 May 2023
  • Jerry W
    54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum
    My wife and I visited this large museum which is part of the Smithsonian in April 2023. We spent more than five hours in the museum. It contains numerous historical air and space craft including the space shuttle Discovery, an SR71 Blackbird, a Concord, and the Enola Gay. Be sure to take the tour which was free and very informative. We also watched an IMAX movie. You can also overlook the area where historical aircraft are rebuilt. For a charge you can fly a flight simulator which seemed to be a great attraction for young people and you can take your picture in a piper cub. A Shake Shack is on the premises for fast meals. There is no cost to enter the museum BUT there is a $15.00 Charge for parking
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 May 2023
  • John L
    Fairfield, Connecticut444 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    This is an amazing collection of air and space exhibits -- crop dusters to missiles. The huge facility is well planned and easy to navigate. Excellent signage for the exhibits and helpful docents. Only downside is that the location is 40 minutes outside DC so a visit is a time commitment.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 3 May 2023
  • Evil_E207
    417 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must See For Any Aviation Lover
    One of the better air museums around! The exhibits are meticulously restored to the way they originally were. Can't beat seeing the SR-71, Enola Gay, and all. Definitely a must see!
    Visited April 2023
    Written 9 May 2023
  • Equitecnoc
    Zurich, Switzerland149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply the best.
    I did. had a few hours layover to spend at Dulles Airport. With no doubt, this was the best layover hours spend at an “airport”. This museum tops it all from all the air and space museums in the world. End of story.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 May 2023
  • dbinhou7511
    Houston, Texas1,657 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go see this part of the Air and Space Museum!
    Auxiliary Air and Space Museum packed with aircraft and other artifacts. Restoration goes on in a hanger in a (viewable) hanger in the back. Items include: space shuttle Discovery, B-29 Enola Gay, X-1 Glamorous Glennis, SR-71, mother ship model from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and many many more from the beginning of aviation to present day. A must see. Dislike that they charge for parking Plan on spending lots of time here.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 15 May 2023
  • Sarah Merly
    Purcellville, Virginia141 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A taste of the Air and Space Museum—but in Northern Virginia!
    I visited this museum with my best friend in June, and it was such a lovely experience! Definitely not meant to replace the National Air and Space Museum over in D.C., but it's certainly a worthy supplement. Please note that you will have to pay $15 per car, though.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 July 2023
  • drccds
    98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place delivers the goods
    With the Air & Space Museum in DC mostly close for renovation these days I was hoping this one would pick up the slack. It sure did. I'd heard it was great but it was even better than I'd hoped. Filled to the brim with rare and notable aircraft, including a space shuttle, it would be hard to think of much this museum lacks. Everywhere you turn there is another rare aircraft. The Bell X-1, The Concorde, Wright Brothers, Enola Gay, the aforementioned Space Shuttle and so many, many more. It is all expertly presented, as well. A few notes for visitors: There is a Shake Shack inside the place, which is handy. It costs $15 to park which is high and you really have no choice. The Google Maps for this place sent me (and a lot of other people) to the employee entrance, which is no where near where we needed to go. They need to figure that out.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Mili821
    Mumbai, India221 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a museum!!
    A must visit place for all age groups. Its unimaginable the number and types of aircrafts that were there and its rich history. The space section was at its best! The whole experience was quite unique and wonderful. Half a day is sufficient for this place.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
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Nikola M
Vero Beach, FL16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The most amazing space museum ever! It is huge and so interesting! Between the airplanes, helicopters, air balloons and space shuttles, it is just unbelievable. It is free but there is a charge for parking.
Written 3 April 2024
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Patrice A
Grosse Pointe Park, MI101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A must see for anyone interested in air and space. Because the museum is an actual hangar, there is a lot of space to house the actual aircraft and space craft. From the very first planes used, to the modern day Concorde, and everything in between. For some of the more popular exhibits, there was a live docent who was there to provide information and answer questions. A couple of the exhibits even had docents via webcam The space section had the Discovery Space Shuttle, which was very interesting as well. I highly recommend seeing one of movies in the iMax theatre. We saw "Deep Sky," and it was an awesome, intense documentary on space exploration.
Written 30 March 2024
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crazy2day
Washington DC, DC4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I went with my high school age son and the two early elementary kids he was babysitting. My son knows a bit about aeronautical engineering, so he could spend hours. The museum kept the younger two engaged for about 1 1/2 hours. We did not do anything that cost extra money. With time to plan ahead, IMAX tickets would be fun. We did go up to the observation deck. I wouldn't do it again on a crowded day. They packed us into the elevator to a physically uncomfortable extent. The view is okay, but you really didn't see much of the Dulles air traffic as you might hope to see.
Written 21 March 2024
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Michael K
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Great museum in a food desert, no alternatives. There is no realistic nearby alternative to the food service, currently provided by steak and shake. Lines are terrible and slow. The quick alternative with packaged sandwiches was repeatedly broken and you could not pay for food. It does not appear to have a person who watches it for problems. Leaving parking for lunch requires you to pay another $15 parking fee. There is nothing close.

As always, the museum part is fabulous.
Written 12 March 2024
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DestoroyahTheGreat
Maidenhead, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This museum is an absolute must if you’re in the DC area - there’s so many treasures of aviation on display that I’d be here forever if I listed them all - in fact, I went twice in the span of a week, and I still don’t think I’ve seen everything! This is a place that I’ll be visiting over and over again, especially since the restoration hangar - which you can look into through the elevated walkway - has some fascinating projects being undertaken. My personal favourite exhibits have to be Enola Gay, Space Shuttle Discovery, the WWII aircraft, and Flak-Bait, among many, many others. I know for a fact that I’ll be visiting the DC area again soon, and this place will be at the top of my list.
Written 25 February 2024
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TravelDeer
New York City, NY1,174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A fantastic aerospace museum with great variety and educational materials. Friendly docents, some online, answer questions. Entrance is free but parking is $15. There is an observatory tower which I did not have time to do because I had so much fun looking at all the different airplanes and spacecraft (there is even a space shuttle and Blackbird!). There are a few rides available for an extra fee, $10-$12: flight simulator and virtual reality. The flight simulator is pretty intense because it actually spins you upside down. Lines for the rides not too bad. Overall, not crowded. Totally worth a stop here. I’d be happy to come back again.
Written 5 January 2024
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CarpeDiem0626
Westbrook, CT295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Outstanding and comprehensive air and space museum. Free to enter. $15 for parking. Some interactive exhibits. Observation tower.
Written 28 December 2023
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Martha R
Billings, MT404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Fascinating museum of airplanes and space travel. Our 2 yo grandson loved seeing all the planes. All of the adults enjoyed it too. They didn't have a Ford 3 engine plane used for smoke jumpers here in MT, but they had most other kinds of aircraft. Lots of things I had never heard of. Docent volunteers are excellent, so you can ask lots of questions.
Written 24 December 2023
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kevin3821
Pasadena, MD689 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
This museum is incredible. They have the Blackbird The Space Shuttle Discovery also the Concord and many other aircraft and spacecraft and an IMAX theater. This is a must visit museum. My only issue is that the bathrooms could be updated. Nice staff
The tower has some of the best views around.
Written 1 December 2023
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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM1,323 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
This place has the space to be everything the main Smithsonian Air and Space museum is not. The quantity, quality, and variety of aircraft on display is fantastic and there'senough room to move around and get a good look (or pics) of most exhibits with the bonus of having a fractionof the crowds compared to downtown DC. This is a bucket list stop for anyone who has any interest in commercial or military aviation.
Written 18 November 2023
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