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Free Parking (After 4 pm) @ Udvar-Hazy Center

September 29, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

Aviation and space artifacts abound at the National Air & Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA!

Commonly known as the Udvar-Hazy Center, this Smithsonian museum is the second location of the National Air & Space Museum (the original of which is located on the National Mall in Washington, DC). Like its sister museum, the Udvar-Hazy Center showcases the history and science of aviation, spaceflight, planetary science, and terrestrial geology/geophysics.

Great for kids & families!

Observation Tower
Watch planes take off and land at Washington Dulles International Airport and get a 360-degree view of the surrounding area.

Fly jet-age combat sorties in simulators that let you perform 360-degree barrel rolls! These opportunities are fee-based.

Drop-In Story Times
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, drop in (confirm times here) to hear a story about air and space read by one of our Museum educators. Perfect for the youngest air and space enthusiasts!

Airbus IMAX Theater
See large format films projected on a screen five stories high with six-channel digital surround sound. This opportunity is fee-based.

Restoration Hangar
Watch as our specialists reconstruct, repair, and preserve our rare artifacts.

Discovery Stations
These portable carts provide opportunities for active looking, discussion, and hands-on activities related to aviation, space exploration, astronomy, and planetary geology.

Collection Highlights
Discover the collection items currently on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

This unique destination has been delighting visitors from all over the globe — from families looking to learn something new to aerial and space enthusiasts. You’ll be amazed by the museum’s exhibits, simulators, and thousands of aviation and space artifacts.

While there, visit the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar, home to the museum’s biggest artifacts, including the Space Shuttle Discovery, a Concorde, and a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. The museum also boasts an IMAX Theater (featuring a screen that is five stories high!) and an observation tower that gives visitors a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of Dulles Airport and the surrounding area.

Admission to this museum is free, and parking is fee-based (parking is free after 4 pm only; learn more here).


Udvar-Hazy Center • National Air & Space Museum
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy.
Chantilly, VA 20151 United States
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