A visit to the Udvar-Hazy Center – National Air and Space museum near Washington Dulles Airport


The Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia is the companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Two large hangars display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, an Air France Concorde, the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, the famous Enola Gay Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, and the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Like every museum in Washington, DC admission is free. Definitely worth a visit!

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The Center also offers the Airbus IMAX® Theater and the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar. Researchers will also find the majority of the Archives’ collections at the Udvar-Hazy Center reading room.

Another highlight of the museum is the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower, where you can follow (and listen to) air traffic at Washington Dulles airport (IAD).



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