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Washington, D.C.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Museum: #2

Highlights: World's largest collection of air and spacecraft under one roof, historical artifacts, a piece of the moon, interesting exhibits.

Address: Independence Ave at 4th Street, SW, Washington, D.C.

Hours: Open daily 10am to 5:30pm, closed December 25.

Admission: Free!

Phone: (202) 633-1000



Personal Rating:   (5 thumb max)

Let's face it, Smithsonian's Air & Space Museum is the grandaddy of all museums of its type. Nowhere on earth can you find such a large and varied collection of everything aviation and space exploration. In addition to the interesting menagerie of historical exhibits, the museum itself is a bastion of information and knowledge, offering great resources to those wishing to research the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight.

The museum itself is mammoth in size, comprised of two main floors; the second giving way to open air galleries that reach to the roof from the first floor.

Current exhibits include:
Milestones of Flight
Air Transportation
Flight Simulator Zone
Golden Age of Flight
Jet Aviation
Early Flight
Welcome Center
How Things Fly
Looking at Earth
Explore the Universe
Lunar Exploration Vehicles
Earth Today
Rocketry and Space
Space Race
Sea-Air Operations
World War II Aviation
Legend, Memory and the Great War in the Air
Exploring the Planets
Pioneers of Flight
The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age
Apollo to the Moon
Building an Art Collection for the National Air and Space Museum
Beyond the Limits, GPS: A New Constellation
Due to the size of this museum, I'm going to have to take care to pick the best exhibits, there's no way I'll be able to go through all of them today. Wanna help me decide which ones to see? If so, come with me now, as I venture into this marvel of museums!

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