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“Crazy energy of excited schoolchildren,but GREAT fun”

National Air and Space Museum
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Private Guided Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Private Smithsonian Combo Tour: Museum of American History Plus Air and Space...
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Small Group Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The most popular of the Smithsonian museums features the Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer and Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Crazy energy of excited schoolchildren,but GREAT fun”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We took our three year old grandson, thinking he may or may not enjoy this one.

Homerun! He enjoyed the shuttle simulator, breezing past exhibits at his own pace, walking through planes and pushing buttons.

He thoroughly enjoyed the fabulous multileveled gift shop, where we bought several items for other grandchildren.

He left with a shuttle and I don't think he's released it other than to eat, in two months!

Something for all ages. Go early and avoid as much chaos and sound barrier penetrating noise as you can.

Visited June 2014
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Houston, Texas
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“Cool museum especially for aviation fans”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Extremely cool museum especially if you are a sucker for aeronautics and aviation! Not only does this museum have many fun and educational exhibits, it also houses many original retired planes including the first jet fighter recovered from a WWII German airfield. As a part of the Smithsonian Institute, this museum is free to enter, although you still need to pay for the IMAX and flight simulator parts of the museum.

The many exhibits have topics ranging from space travel to aviation history. As an engineering student who studied jet engine only a few months ago in college, I really enjoyed the jet engine exhibit, which featured actual model of various jet engines and two antique jet fighters!

Air and Space Museum is perfect for kids and adults alike! This is one of the most interesting Smithsonian museums in my opinion, but that's the exact reason why you should avoid going at tourist peak times (Weekends and weekday afternoon)!

Visited August 2014
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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“Wow”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

This is a fantastic museum. I'm sure there is many items that we missed but we enjoyed it. Wright Brothers original airplane, drones, Apollo, spacesuits from other countries. Don't skip this museum

Visited August 2014
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Westborough, Massachusetts
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“Yes!”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Boys (17 and 13) had a great time. Loved the simulator, which is in the museum for a fee. Overall, there was a lot to see in this great attraction.

Visited August 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Awesome Museum for Geeks, Tech Enthusiasts, History Buffs and....Air & Space Travelers!!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I first visited the museum in 1994. 20 years later, the museum still gives me chills. For me the museum, reminds me of what is great about being an American, being a patriot, being a tech pioneer and reaffirming my belief that when people work together and set aside their differences, ground breaking innovation happens. Take your family, take your children and dedicate a whole day to visit this museum, you wont regret it. I am biased but I take a visit to the Smithsonian museums than any popular attraction in Florida :)

Visited August 2014
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