National Air and Space Museum
The Smithsonian’s cylindrical modern art museum stockpiles sculptures and canvases from modernism’s early days to pop art to...
National Museum of the American Indian
Ensconced in honey-colored, undulating limestone, this museum makes a striking architectural impression. Inside it offers cultural...
Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden
Outside and across Jefferson Dr from the Hirshhorn Museum, the sunken Sculpture Garden feels, on the right day, like a bouncy jaunt...
Screen on the Green
Classic movies such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory flicker on a large outdoor screen set...
Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe
By far the most unique food on the Mall, the Mitsitam introduces visitors to the Native American cuisine of five different regions,...
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National Air and Space Museum information
The Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular Smithsonian museums. Everyone flocks to see the Wright brothers' flyer, Chuck Yeager's Bell X-1, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis, Amelia Earhart's natty red plane and the Apollo Lunar Module. An IMAX theater, planetarium and flight simulators are all here ($7 to $9 each). More avionic pieces reside in Virginia at the Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center, an annex to hold this museum's leftovers.