Tuesday, July 16, 2024
HomeEntertainmentArtNational Air And Space Museum to Temporarily Close in March

National Air And Space Museum to Temporarily Close in March


The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall is scheduled to close its doors to the public on March 28, 2022, due to ongoing renovations.

The construction work that started at the end of 2018 will now take place on the first new galleries in the west wing of the building. It is expected to be finalized in the fall of 2022.

“This closure is needed to ensure the continued safety of visitors. To provide the best visitor experience, the museum’s west-end galleries will open all at one time; their opening date will be announced next year,” the Smithsonian said in a release on Tuesday, November 23.

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Virginia, which is part of the museum, will continue operating according to its usual schedule.

Virtual events at the National Air and Space Museum will also be held during the closure.

Among the exhibitions that will open following the completion of renovations are “America by Air,” “The Wright Brothers & the Invention of the Aerial Age,” “Nation of Speed,” “One World Connected,” “Kenneth C. Griffin Exploring the Planets Gallery,” “Destination Moon,” and more.

The museum’s currently available online programs and activities include:

  • Regular online live chats with museum experts and guests such as astronauts
  • Online story time
  • Virtual scavenger hunts
  • And marquee lectures from leaders in aviation and space exploration

To access the museum’s online content, visit airandspace.si.edu.

You Might Also Like

Latest Posts

These Are the Most Stunning (and Free!) Museums in Washington DC

DC has no shortage of spectacular museums around the city. And guess what? Many of them are free!

Best Cocktail Bars in Washington DC: Top Five Spots to Try

Here's a taste of Washington, DC's best cocktail bars that will leave you shaken and stirred in the best possible way.

Best Shopping Malls in Washington DC: Time to Shop ‘Til You Drop!

Is shopping a stress-reliever or a not-so-guilty pleasure? If yes, then it's time to visit the best shopping malls in DC!