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 and the Concorde.
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. 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!
Get Ready for a Scavenger Hunt!
Make your visit to the Udvar-Hazy Center more fun for the younger set with three scavenger hunts. Print them out and bring them with you. Learn about human space flight and women in aviation – even animals in the sky!
And after your visit, check out some of these Leesburg area Kids Trail destinations.