Private Tour of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

Language: English

Duration: Up to 2 hours

Tour Highlights

  • Take a fantastic private tour of this fascinating space museum.
  • Explore an actual space shuttle and witness astronauts in spacesuits.
  • Learn about the Apollo 11 Command Module's history and see real moon rocks.

Tour Overview

Enjoy a fantastic private tour of the National Air and Space Museum, where your knowledgeable guide will teach you about everything from early aviation to the Space Race and the moon landings. The National Air and Space Museum includes some of the most spectacular items, including the Apollo 11 Command Module exhibit and actual moon pebbles. Early replicas of planes including the Wright Brothers' plane and the Spirit of St. Louis, which crossed the Atlantic Ocean before it was possible, will be on display at the museum.

You'll also learn the truth about famous pilot Amelia Earhart's disappearance. Discover the history of the pioneering program that made it possible to land a man on the moon through ingenuity and technology by visiting a genuine space shuttle and seeing spacesuits worn by astronauts operating on the Hubble observatory.Grab some freeze-dried ice cream in the gift shop before leaving the tour to round out your astronaut experience.


  • Private guided tour
  • Expert guide
  • Entrance fees

Not Included

  • Tips (optional)
  • Food and drink
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Reduced Price

  • Youth (ages 10-17)
  • Children (ages 0-9)


601 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20597, USA

Meeting Point

Please meet by the sculpture in front of the Jefferson Ave. entrance to the National Air and Space Museum.

What to Remember

  • This private tours have 8 guests per guide for a more intimate and personalized experience
  • This private tour has a minimum requirement of 2 participants to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met).
  • No large bags or suitcases are allowed.
  • This tour is wheelchair friendly.
  • Occasional closures occur 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, there will be no refunds or discounts.
  • At checkout, please provide full names, mobile phone number and email you can be reached at during your trip.
  • Cancellation policy: Guests can cancel up to 72 hours before the tour’s start time for a full refund. Otherwise, guests can reschedule for a fee, depending on the tour and the availability.


Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability.

Booking Fee

Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

Cancellation Policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the experience begins.