Udvar-Hazy Center

The Nation’s Spacecraft Hangar!

The Udvar-Hazy Center is located in Chantilly, Virginia and is the companion facility to the Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. Image by Dane Penland, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. More: airandspace.si.edu/discovery

Opened in 2003, its two huge hangars — the Boeing Aviation Hangar and the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar — display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the Space Shuttle Discovery.

The Center also offers the Airbus IMAX® Theater and the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower, which gives you a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of Washington Dulles International Airport and the surrounding area. Udvar-Hazy

Center is also home to the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar where preservation of the National Air and Space Museum’s collections takes place. A glassed-in mezzanine provides a view of restoration projects in progress. Researchers will also find the majority of the Archives’ collections at the Udvar-Hazy Center reading room.

The museum is open from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm (10:00 am to 6:30 pm June 8 – September 5, 2016).  And is closed on December 25th.

Admission is free but, there is a $15.00 charge for parking (per car load) before 4:00 pm and includes in‑and‑out privileges.  After 4:00 pm parking is free (the Museum closes at 5:30 pm).  Parking refunds are available if you are just dropping passengers off.

Floor Plans and Guides for the Udvar-Hazy Center can be found at https://airandspace.si.edu/visit/udvar-hazy-center/floor-plans-guides.  Or, open a copy of the floor plan guide from https://airandspace.si.edu/files/pdf/visit/Udvar_Hazy_Center_Floor_Plan.pdf.

To locate a specific artifact, search the objects on display at http://airandspace.si.edu/collections. Please note that object locations may change, and exhibit galleries may occasionally be closed to the public without prior notice.

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