• 2 hours
• Meet your guide outside Independence Ave SW entrance to the Air & Space museum, by the Continuum sculpture.
• The National Air and Space Museum covers everything from the early history of flight to the Space Race and moon landings. Learn all about the history of flight and what it takes to be an astronaut with one of our expert guides on this 1.5 hour semi-private guided museum tour which welcomes up to 8 guests.
Highlights generally include (as long as not on loan or being restored):
-1903 Wright Flyer
-1909 Wright Military Flyer
-Spirit of St. Louis
-Jackie Cochran T-38 Talon
-Alan Shepard space suit
-Freedom 7 capsule
-Neil Armstrong space suit
-Apollo 11 Columbia capsule
-Filming model of Star Trek Enterprise
-Filming model of Star Wars X-Wing
• This tour is in English.
Semi-Private Museum Tour
"Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
Professional Art Historian Guide
Duration 2 Hours
Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Full Tour Description
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum covers everything from the early history of flight to the Space Race and moon landings. Learn all about the history of flight and what it takes to be an astronaut with one of our expert guides on this 2 hour semi-private guided museum tour which welcomes up to 8 guests.
From the Apollo 11 Command Module to real moon rocks, the National Air and Space Museum has some of the most out-of-this-world artifacts. You’ll see earlier examples of planes like the Wright Brother’s aircraft and the Spirit of St. Louis, which successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean before such a feat seemed commonplace. Your guide will discuss the myths behind the mysterious disappearance of famed pilot Amelia Earhart. Come face to face with a space shuttle as well as space suits used by astronauts working on the Hubble telescope. Moonwalk by lunar modules as you discover the history of the world’s leading air and space program including the innovation and technology that made it possible to land a man on the moon. There’s even freeze dried ice cream in the gift shop to complete the experience.