Also known as the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum annex at the Dulles International Airport, The Steven F Udvar Hazy Center opened in 2003 and is home to some 760,000 square feet of galleries, display area and storage used to showcase and house items from the main museum located in Washington DC’s National Mall.
Travelers who wonder at the world of air and space exploration can wander the collection of this impressive museum, which includes the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar. Visitors can get a bird’s eye view from the second-floor deck designed to highlight all the work taking place below. The collection is vast and travelers will be able to see the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb in Hiroshima, as well as an Air France Concorde supersonic airline, a Redstone rocket and more.
The Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center is the perfect place for those traveling with families and small children to spend the day and get an up close look at some of the most impressive machines to take to the sky.
The museum is located at 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, off Sully Road, in Chantilly, Virginia. It is open daily from 10am until 5:30pm. Admission is free.