Smithsonian National Museum of Air and Space Tour in Washington, DC

Babylon Tours DC503 Independence Ave SWWashington, DC 20024
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Overview

Launch into the history of flight, surrounding yourself with icons of air and space travel. This guided tour of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC highlights flagship exhibits including air and spacecraft, missiles, rockets and other flight-related artifacts. Learn about the history of flight and what it takes to be an astronaut.

2 to 8 people

Good To Know

  • See the 1903 Wright Flyer, Spirit of St. Louis, Neil Armstrong and Alan Shepard's space suits, and more.
  • Learn all about the history of flight and what it takes to be an astronaut with this guided walking tour.
  • Tour duration is approximately 1.5–2 hours.
  • Includes a professional tour guide.
  • The Air & Space Museum is currently under renovation and some exhibits described may not be on display at any given time.
  • Please bring a valid photo ID.
  • Only handbags or small thin packs are allowed through security.
  • This is a small-group tour limited to a maximum of 8 guests per tour.

Description

from Smithsonian National Museum of Air & Space Tour
The National Air and Space Museum covers everything from the early history of flight to the Space Race and moon landings. Learn all about the history of flight and what it takes to be an astronaut with one of our expert guides on this 2-hour semi-private guided museum tour which welcomes up to 8 guests.

From the Apollo 11 Command Module to real moon rocks, the National Air and Space Museum has some of the most out-of-this-world artifacts. You’ll see earlier examples of planes like the Wright Brother’s aircraft and the Spirit of St. Louis, which successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean before such a feat seemed commonplace.

Your guide will discuss the myths behind the mysterious disappearance of famed pilot Amelia Earhart. Come face to face with space suits used by astronauts working on the Hubble telescope and see the two-story backups for the Hubble telescope and the early space station Skylab dominate your field of vision and since the originals stayed in space, this is the best way to get up close and personal! Moonwalk by lunar modules as you discover the history of the world’s leading air and space program including the innovation and technology that made it possible to land a man on the moon. There’s even freeze-dried ice cream in the gift shop to complete the experience.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smithsonian National Museum of Air & Space Tour

Where does the tour meet?

The tour will meet outside the Independence Ave SW entrance to the Air and Space Museum, by the Continuum sculpture.

How long is the tour?

Tour duration is approximately 2 hours.

What age is recommended for the tour?

All ages are welcome.

What does the tour include?

This experience includes a 2-hour semi-private museum tour of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, and a professional tour guide.

Is transportation available?

There is no pick-up or drop-off available. An Uber or taxi is recommended.

Is food or drink allowed on the tour?

Outside food and drinks are prohibited on this tour.

Can I take photos on the tour?

Still and video photography for noncommercial use is permitted in the museums and exhibitions, unless otherwise posted. The use of tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks is not permitted at any time.

Are pets allowed?

Sorry, no pets allowed.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is prohibited, including electronic cigarettes.

Are the tours in English?

Yes, all tours are led by a professional English-speaking tour guide.