The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in a Museum

Your Visit to the National Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

The main building of the National Air and Space Museum is on the National Mall near L’Enfant Plaza.  The Museum also operates an annex at Dulles International Airport, which opened in 2003 and itself encompasses 760,000 square feet (71,000 m2).

Below are some details that may help you in planning your visit to the National Air and Space Museum in Washinton D.C..

Address:                                600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

Type:                                      Historical Air Museum

Public transit access:

  •  L’Enfant Plaza


Essential Facts:

  • Name:                         National Air and Space Museum
  • Former name:          National Air Museum
  • Established:              1946



“I could have gone on flying through space forever.” Yuri Gagarin



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