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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway   |   703-572-4118
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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Conservation and restoration has always played a role in the Museum's mission and work. In addition to the 3,000 artifacts on display in the exhibition spaces, visitors can also see some of the ongoing restoration and conservation projects from an observation deck above the Museum's Restoration Hangar.


Hours -

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., daily; closed Dec. 25

Prices -

Parking is free for vehicles arriving after 4:00 pm




  • Museum tours and learning labs are available to groups of ten, with advance reservations
  • We currently have "spotlight" stations, with six docents positioned in different areas of the museum (some in person and some via video) to share the stories of the Museum's collection with visitors.
  • The Airbus IMAX Theater is open Wednesday - Sunday. Here's a link for tickets and schedules- https://www.si.edu/theaters/airbus
  • The Observation Tower is not open every day, We do offer it when we have enough volunteers to staff the elevator.

Oversized Fun

The square footage of the Center is now more than 760,000, but much of this is not available to the public. We have more then 340,000 square feet of exhibition space, displaying more than 3,000 artifacts, including nearly 200 aircraft to tell the story of human flight from early ballooning to 21st Century achievements and explorations.

Center Udvar-Hazy in the Movies

Here's a fun fact: the Udvar-Hazy Center was used as a setting in the 2009 blockbuster hit Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. In the movie, the SR-71 Blackbird has a starring role as an ancient Transformer Decepticon-turned-Autobot named Jetfire.


  • Is there a Smithsonian Museum near the hotel?

    You bet! The National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is only 4 miles from Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport hotel. We have a wonderful Air and Space Museum Package with a free shuttle service to and from the Udvar-Hazy Center.
  • What is there to see there?

    There are loads of exciting artifacts from the world of space exploration and air travel. These include massive aircraft like a Air France Concorde, the B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, and the Space Shuttle Discovery. There's also an IMAX Theater. The Airbus IMAX Theater shows short films relating to the Museum's mission during the day, and the latest Hollywood releases after hours. Visit si.edu/theaters/airbus for showtimes and tickets

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