National Air and Space Museum
Visitors lined up waiting for Washington’s museums to finally reopen Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown that has cost each site money in lost gift store sales, theater tickets and concessions.
Supervisors at government agencies began meetings Thursday to decide which employees would continue to report to work and which would be considered nonessential and told to stay home under contingency plans ordered by the Office of Management and Budget.
“Suited for Space,” opening Friday at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, highlights the creativity behind the suits that allowed humans to explore the moon and aspire to fly farther from Earth.
A solar-powered plane that has been crossing the continent will be on display at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum facility in northern Virginia.
A former museum parking lot attendant who stole nearly half a million dollars in parking fees has been sentenced to a year and 8 months in federal prison.
Start 2013 off right by exploring some of the most exciting exhibits at D.C. museums.
A second former parking lot attendant at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia has pleaded guilty to stealing at least $400,000 in parking fees.
With the colors of the trees changing, and the tremendous heat wave D.C. saw this summer finally abating, families may once again step out to enjoy outdoor activities together. The five best ways to spend a fall day, all selected specially for families, include visiting D.C.’s Giant Panda Habitat and the Asia Trail exhibits at the Smithsonian National Zoo, apple picking at Butlers Orchard, hiking along the kid-friendly Limberlost Trail, and visiting Discovery Theater and the National Air and Space Museum.
Space shuttle Discovery is has moved into its new home at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia. See the reaction of the crowd and check out our photo gallery of the event that drew thousands…
Some of Washington, D.C.’s best stuff for young kids between the ages of 5 to 8 are also some of the most popular attractions in town for people of all ages.