The Smithsonian National Museum of Air and Space Semi-Private Tour

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The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum covers everything from the early history of flight to the Space Race and moon landings. Learn what it takes to be an astronaut with one of our expert guides on this 2.5 hour semi-private tour which welcomes up to 8 guests.


From the Apollo 11 Command Module to real moon rocks, the National Air and Space Museum has some of the most out-of-this-world artifacts. Talk about Buzz Aldrin when you examine his space suit as well as moon boots and models of the International Space Station. You’ll see earlier examples of planes like the Wright Brother’s aircraft and the Spirit of St. Louis. Discover the history of the world’s leading air and space program including the innovation and technology that made it possible to land a man on the moon. There’s even freeze dried ice cream in the gift shop to complete the experience.

Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.) • Buzz Aldrin’s Space Suit • Wright Brothers Flyer • Moon Boots • Spirit of St Louis • Apollo 11 Command Module • Model of the International Space Station • Moon Rock

Meeting Point: By the sculpture in front of the Independence Ave entrance to the museum
Duration: 2.5hs
Starting Time Options: 10am or 1pm
Days: Daily
Includes: Tour Guide


18 years of age or older

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Between 10 - 17 years of age

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Between 0 - 9 years of age

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  • Richard R
    Aaron was our personal small group guide. It turned out to be a private tour for my wife, myself, and 2 boys 11 and 13. It was terrific. Aaron was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He was well organized and made it enjoyable, especially for my boys. I think that if we went by ourselves, it would have been chaotic and not as educational. Big thumbs up.

  • Tink1882
    I booked the semi-private tour for our family, but since we were the only ones who booked, we got a 'private tour.' Aaron was so knowledgeable and friendly that he totally enriched the experience for my husband, son and I. I loved watching my son who has recently come to learn about WWI and WWII fighter planes get into the conversation with Aaron and my WWII buff of a husband. I highly recommend if you have the dollars, book a tour with a knowledgeable guide. We didn't do special tours in the other museums and I'm sure there were things we missed because of it, but Air & Space was the most important to have someone with an extra understanding of the stories.