The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC offers so many historical rarities all in one place. The Lunar modules, Charles Lindberg’s one-of-a-kind Spirit of St. Louis, the Wright Brothers plane, Amelia Earhart’s plane, John Glenn’s rocket, the nuclear warheads are just few of the wonders inside.
With almost 7 million visitors a year, is is considered the fifth most visited museum in the world.
The museum is well organized in a manner as to be appealing for both young and adults. Although in some displays it was elbow to elbow, but everything was worth it.
Be awestruck by the massive exhibits that hang from all parts of the ceiling.
The space art gallery has superb photographs and paintings of NASA’s missions.
The museum contains educational movies about American aviation used during the war — like those used in the Philippine sea.
The Wright Brothers plane is the highlight!
The size of the collection is stunning.
Certainly, this is one of Washington, DC museums to visit when you are at the Mall, especially if you love aircraft and space like I do. Be there at opening time to avoid the influx of people. The admission is FREE.
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Address: 600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560
Phone: (202) 633-2214
10 am – 5:30 pm
Open daily except December 25
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