Amazing museum! I still cannot believe it's free. If you haven't been to this, don't even debate, just go. It's such an interesting place to visit. If you are at all interested in planes you'll be even more wowed. If you have kids, definitely bring them because they will love it. If you can, also visit the annex by Dulles, which had even more space for all the amazing things humans do with air equipment.
If you want a place to take your children and have a wonderful experience, this is your place. Free entry, plenty of awesome exhibits. I would highly recommend visiting the planetarium for an amazing 3-D experience of visiting the stars with complete narration! This exhibit does have a reasonable fee, but totally worth it. They also have simulator rides (fee associated)that your child will really enjoy. This by far, is my favorite within the Smithsonian's group of museums. 😊
This is probably the best museum in DC, probably the world too. It's a huge sprawling complex full of aviation of all sorts. The exhibits are amazing and interesting. Interaction with the exhibits are cool and you just learn so much here! So much history and achievements packed into a single building and best of all, it's free. Everyone needs to visit this museum, it's truly awe inspiring.
The Museum of Air and Space is a paradise for lovers of airplanes. You can spend hours admiring all kinds of flying machines.It is free and quite interesting. It has several rooms and in them the information is clear and interesting. In addition there are many replicas of aircraft and is very striking. If you want to see a space shuttle have one near the city airport, in another building that is also part of this museum, you will have to go by public or private transport.
Washington is full of museums, perhaps the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is the greatest of them all. It reflects the might and the advancement of the American nation at the science level, especially space and aviation. The museum is very big and it needs easily 4 hours to tour it fast, but detailed inspection and maximum experience would require twice that time. There are full NASA space rockets displayed, military hardware, places, missiles, lunar rover and space equipment and original devices that were used in space exploration. Museums in DC and free of charge and a highly recommended place to visit. The souvenir shops offer affordable and elegant gifts.