The Museum is Re-Opening Wednesday, May 5th
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center will reopen on Wednesday, May 5 for the 60th anniversary the first U.S. human spaceflight by Alan Shepard. The museum will then be open daily from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm.
More May Openings Slated for Smithsonian:
May 14: National Museum of African American History and Culture (Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am – 4:00 pm); National Portrait Gallery (Wednesday – Sunday, 11:30 am – 7:00 pm); Smithsonian American Art Museum (Wednesday – Sunday, 11:30 am – 7:00 pm); Renwick Gallery (Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:30 pm).
May 21: National Museum of American History (Friday – Tuesday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm); National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC (Wednesday – Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm) National Zoo (Daily 8:00 am – 4:00 pm).
More About Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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.
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). You can also take virtual tours and enjoy online experiences with the Air & Space Learning Portal!
And after your visit, check out some of these Leesburg area Kids Trail destinations.