Hundreds of unique hands-on exhibits encourage visitors to have fun while exploring science. The museum features demonstrations, traveling exhibitions, events and drama productions, and IMAX films in Virginia's only IMAX dome.
The museum explores the vast diversity of science through interactive exhibits, live animals, planetariums, giant screen films, on- and off-premises outreach activities, and natural history collections.
Children's, Nature Centers, Science
The museum offers an interactive, hands-on experience for families that focuses on the sciences, mathematics, humanities, and the arts.
History, Military, Science, Specialized
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington Dulles International Airport is the companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall. The building opened in December, 2003, and provides enough space for the Smithsonian to display the thousands of aviation and space artifacts that cannot be exhibited on the National Mall. The two sites together showcase the largest collection of aviation and space artifacts in the world.