Guided tour

Smithsonian National Museum of Air & Space: Guided Tour

Activity provider: Babylon Tours DC
Guided tour

Smithsonian National Museum of Air & Space: Guided Tour

Activity provider: Babylon Tours DC

From US$ 115.54 per person

Enjoy a 2 hour guided highlights tour of the most visited museum in the USA

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Duration 2 - 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Private or small groups available


  • Choose between small group or private tour options
  • See the historic Wright Brothers Flyer & Spirit of St Louis
  • Explore a model of the International Space Station
  • See the Apollo 11 Command Module and touch some moon rock
Full description
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum doesn’t just cover extraterrestrial exploration. It covers everything from the early history of flight to the Space Race and moon landings. Your local English speaking guide will not only be an expert on the museum, but they will also share a mix of historical & scientific information, background stories and surprising details with you.   Tour highlights:  • Seeing the Apollo 11 Command Module • Touching real moon rocks • Learning about Buzz Aldrin’s spacesuit and moon boots • Exploring a model of the International Space Station • Seeing world-famous early planes like the 1903 Wright Brother’s aircraft and the Spirit of St. Louis • Discovering the history of the world’s leading air & space program and the innovative technology that made it possible to land a man on the moon • Getting the chance to purchase freeze-dried ice cream • Learning what it's like to be an astronaut today With over 760,000 square feet of space in the collection, you’ll be thankful for your passionate and engaging guide for navigating you, bringing a personal touch to each tour, adding their own favorite anecdotes and tips along the way. Please note: the Air and Space Museum is currently under massive construction and will remain so for many years. This means that many of the exhibits described may not be on display. The tour will be adjusted based on the changing stages of the renovation and the available exhibits. Here is a link to the museum's website if you would like an updated list of what you may see during your visit: Thank you for understanding.
  • Professional guide
  • 1.5 hour walking tour
  • Private or small group tour of no more than 8 people
  • Wheelchair tours (by request only)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Temporary exhibits
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please bring valid photo ID
  • A maximum of 8 people are permitted on each tour
  • Small group tours will not run without a minimum of 2 participants. In this event, a refund or alternative date will be offered
  • National Air and Space Museum may be subject to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, guests will be provided with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1 hour from the tour starting time. In these cases the supplier is unable to provide refunds or discounts
  • Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour
  • Only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security
  • Some specific rooms inside the museum are subject to rules requiring quiet or restricted right to speak inside. In these cases your guide will provide the information about the rooms contents before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies
  • Some collections may vary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Richard was so knowledgeable and entertaining. We hit all the major exhibits. The tour was the right amount of time,

January 5, 2023

August 15, 2019

informativ, spannend, lehrreich

Leigh war eine sehr gute Führerin, die auch sehr individuell auf uns eingegangen ist. Eine Gruppe von 8 Leuten war definitiv gut.

July 11, 2019


Product ID: 128124