The National Air and Space Museum also known as the NASM is a museum that is dedicated to displaying historic aircraft and spacecraft, it is situated in Washington, United States. The museum was established in 1946 and its main building opened in 1976 on the National Mall. Over the years the museum has amassed the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world. The museum is also used as a research center into the history and science of aviation as well as terrestrial geology and geophysics. The museum displays some of the world's most iconic aircrafts and spacecrafts.
The museum is situated on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Street parking and car parks around the museum are very limited. The best way to travel to the museum is by public transport. The Museum is near Metrorail(subway) stops on the blue, orange, yellow, and green lines. The closest Metrorail stop is at ‘L'Enfant Plaza’. The Metrobus stops right outside the Museum entrance on Independence Avenue, SW, and along 7th Street, SW.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum is open seven days a week from 10am-5pm. Admission to the museum is free. The museum takes security seriously and they have a list of prohibited items, it is advised to look this up before you visit. Usual museum rules apply. You can also look up the museum's exhibits online to get an idea of what is on display.