"All about air travel" National Air and Space Museum Tip by rexvaughan

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The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is said to be the most visited museum in the world and with good reason. There are exhibits to interest just about everyone. The main museum is on the National Mall and includes 23 galleries devoted to a variety of themes dealing with man?s venturing into the atmosphere and beyond. There are lots of hands on activities for kids as well as the history of flight portrayed with authentic artifacts like the ?Spirit of St. Louis?, the Apollo 11 command module and some amazingly small early commercial air liners. We were lucky to see the Wright brothers? 1903 Flyer which was on display. There is also a good IMAX film, ?Magnificent Desolation? depicting men walking on the moon. There is a charge for this film although admission to the museum is free. Tickets are $6.00 to $8.50 per show depending on age and whether you plan to see more than one film. You can purchase tickets online at

Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. everyday except December 25

Address: 7th and Independence Ave, SW
Directions: Metro Stops: Smithsonian abd L'Enfant Plaza
Phone: (202) 357-1400
Website: http://www.nasm.si.edu/

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  • Written Feb 28, 2006
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