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Smithsonian Museums

The Smithsonian Museums are a diverse collection of 19 museums and galleries, plus the National Zoological Park, earning the exclusive title of the "world's largest museum and research complex."

Current research programs are conducted at the Smithsonian's nine research facilities. Schedule a few days to learn of our nation's rich heritage at several of the museums, including the American History Museum, Air and Space Museum and Natural History Museum.

Whether exploring the museum galleries in Washington or strolling through the National Zoo, enjoy your time in the nation's capitol.

National Air & Space Museum

Seeing nearly nine million annual visitors, the National Air and Space Museum is home to the largest collection of air crafts and space crafts in the world.

As a part of the Smithsonian Institution, the NASM features all those air and space crafts across more than 161,000 square feet. In 1946, it was established as the National Air Museum, and became the National Air and Space Museum 30 years later.

Be one of those nine million annual visitors to the National Air and Space Museum on your next trip into the DC area.

Whether you stay in downtown DC or nearby suburbs like Mclean or Lanham, make some time on your tour of the monuments and historic buildings around DC to check out piece of American history – the National Air and Space Museum.