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

14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151

  • Open daily from 10 am – 5:30 pm (except December 25)
  • Free admission; parking $15/car for vehicles entering before 4:00 pm
  • Thousands of artifacts, big and small, related to aviation and space exploration
  • Family-friendly activities
  • Free guided tours and self-guided audio tours (fees apply)
  • Airbus IMAX Theater


The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the National Air and Space Museum’s second location, in Chantilly, Virginia. The Center’s exhibit space includes a massive aviation hangar with nearly 200 airplanes on the floor and hanging overhead. It also has a large space hangar that displays a variety of rockets missiles, space capsules, space suits, as well as Space Shuttle Discovery.

Note: The museum is now open. Click here to get your free timed entry pass.

Plenty of room to explore at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

There’s plenty of room for families to explore the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Complete scavenger hunts and participate in story times. Or take a self-guided youth audio tour (fees apply). Special programs are offered several times throughout the year, so please check our website’s events calendar.

The Museum has a working restoration hangar with a glass overlook. You can see many of the projects our collections team is working on, including Flak Bait. This B-26 Maurader flew more missions than any other American plane in World War II.

Wannabe pilots can geek out by going up in our observation tower. Get an up-close view and listen to of airplanes taking off and landing at Dulles Airport. You’ll also hear a live feed from the Airport’s control tower.

After all that exploring, you take a rest and watch a movie in the Airbus IMAX Theater. The largest screen in northern Virginia shows a variety of aviation and space-themed films, all about 45 minutes in length (fees apply).

Please visit the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy website for information on visiting the Museum or to see additional digital content offered

And after your visit, check out some of these Leesburg area Kids Trail destinations.

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