OverviewWow! That's a common statement from visitors when they enter the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Located near the end of Washington Dulles International Airport's runways, the Udvar-Hazy Center is a must-see destination in the region. The museum's massive exhibit spaces make it easy to social distance, while taking in some pretty amazing sites. The Boeing Aviation Hangar has nearly 200 aircraft on display, including an Air France Concorde, the last remaining World War I-era Sopwith Camel that was built by the Sopwith Company, the largest collections of Japanese and German World War II aircraft in the world, helicopters, commercial and private airplanes, and more. Any "space geek" that steps into the McDonnell Space Hangar will feel like a kid in a candy store when they get up close to the Center's collection of space artifacts, including Space Shuttle "Discovery," the Apollo 11 Mobile Quarantine Facility, space suits, rockets, satellites, and space toys (just to mention a few things). The Museum also has a restoration hangar with an overlook for watching the conservation work underway on a number of artifacts, including the B-26 Maurader "Flak Bait," which flew more missions than any other American plane during World War II. The Museum is open daily from 10:00 am - 5:30 pm. FREE timed-entry passes are required and can be obtained at airandspace.si.edu/udvarhazycenter. Face coverings must be worn over both the nose and mouth by all visitors while inside the building, and are recommended for those ages two to five. At this time, the museum's restaurant, IMAX Theater, and simulator rides are closed, and guided tours are not available. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center can be reached by car (parking fee $15) and is also accessible by public transportation. Fairfax Connector's 983 bus has stops at the Wiehle/Reston East Metro station (Silver Line) and Dulles Airport. Visit bit.ly/983bus for schedule and route information. The Museum's flagship location in Washington, DC is currently closed.
- Business Hours: Open daily 10am-5:30pm; closed Christmas Day.
- Admission Fee/Tasting Fee: Admission is free. Parking $15.00/car, free after 4:00 pm.
- Tour Length: 10:30 am 1:00 pm
- Reservation Policy: Reservations accepted for groups of 20 or more. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.