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National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center, annex to the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum)
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Time Out says

DISCLAIMER: Given the current pandemic, admission to the museum is still free but timed-entry passes are required. Face coverings must be worn over both the nose and mouth by everyone ages 6+ and are recommended for those between 2 and 5. At the moment, IMAX films, simulator rides, guided tours, educational programming and the Donald D. Engen Tower are closed and/or suspended.

The impressive annex to the National Air and Space Museum is home to hordes of space and aviation artifacts, including a shrine to the space shuttle Discovery, which has a hangar just about all to itself—alongside a Concorde supersonic passenger jet and the restored Enola Gay, the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan. It’s perhaps more for the adult aviation enthusiast than its counterpart on the Naitonal Mall—but kids will still get a kick out of the sheer spectacle of the exhibits on display here.


14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
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