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Blast off!!! National Air & Space Museum – Washington, DC



You know I love flying in airplanes, so a visit to the National Air & Space Museum while in Washington, D.C. was the perfect way to spend a cold, blustery January day.

Smithsonian Institute National Air and Space Museum - January 2017
Smithsonian Institute National Air and Space Museum – January 2017

The museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution and is completely free.  It’s very hands on and there are lots of videos to watch too.  There is a planetarium and an Imax theater!  (Get your tickets early or you might miss out.)  There is so much to see and do that I know I missed a few things.  I saw airplanes, missles, satellites, rockets and even the Wright Brother’s flying machine.

Me at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.  Missles & a Space Shuttle.
Me at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.  Missiles & a Space Shuttle.

The National Air and Space Museum is a great place for children of all ages (and parents too).  There is a food court if you get hungry. We did not eat there, but I did see that there was a McDonald’s, so it’s kid-friendly.  There is an overpriced gift shop, which can easily kill your budget so it’s best to steer clear unless there’s something special you want.


The wrap up:  The Roadtrip Kid gives this museum TWO thumbs up! Be sure to add a stop at this museum to your to do list if you are heading to the nation’s capital.  You won’t regret it. I promise.

Will we be back? Yes

Tip:  Summer time is crazy busy, it’s best to visit during off-peak seasons.


National Air & Space Museum
Independence Ave at 6th St, SW
Washington, DC 20560
Phone: (202) 633-2214