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Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Guided Tour – Private

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Duration: 2hs Private Tour

From $59-125

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The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum covers everything from the early history of flight to the Space Race and moon landings. Learn all about the history of flight and what it takes to be an astronaut on this 2 hour private guided museum tour, just you and your dashing, enthusiastic guide.

(PLEASE NOTE: The Air & Space museum is currently under massive construction and will remain as such for multiple years. This means that Many of the exhibits we describe may NOT be on display. We adjust our tour based on the changing stages of this renovation, and the exhibits that are available to us. here is a link for their website if you would like an updated list of what you may see during your visit:
Thank you for understanding.)

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. You’ll see earlier examples of planes like the Wright Brother’s aircraft and the Spirit of St. Louis, which successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean before such a feat seemed commonplace. Your guide will discuss the myths behind the mysterious disappearance of famed pilot Amelia Earhart. Come face to face with space suits used by astronauts working on the Hubble telescope and see the two story back ups for the Hubble telescope and the early space station Skylab dominate your field of vision and since the originals stayed in space, this is the best way to get up close and personal! Moonwalk by lunar modules as you 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 not on loan or being restored etc.)

— Wright Flyer (original)
— Neil Armstrong Apollo 11 spacesuit (original)
— Lunar Module (backup)
— John Glenn’s Mercury capsule (original)
— Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis (original)
— Chuck Yeager’s Bell X-1 (original)
— Hubble Telescope (test vehicle)
— Skylab, America’s 1st space station (backup)
— Space Shuttle’s mid deck  (model)

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“Semi-Private” means group size is never more than 8 guests maximum.

Latest Reviews
Latest Reviews
  • gail v gail v

    The absolute best way to see this Museum. Our guide here was Doug and he was outstanding. His knowledge was vast and he was able to direct us through in a timely manner. IF you have limit time in the city and want to visit this Museum I highly recommend this tour and Doug as a guide.

  • brianmcm brianmcm

    This tour was a highlight for me, as I have always wanted to visit the Smithsonian. Our tour guild was very very good, she seamed to know everything about everything. I could have spent much much more time at the Smithsonian, but alas we needed to move on I was able to see up close the model of the USS Enterprise used in the original Star Trek series...very cool

  • nick nick

    Very well informed on this subject. Took time with us and was quite courteous.

  • Wendell D Wendell D

    Outstanding experience. Tour guide was very knowledge in all aspects and provided more information than can be retained. Answers all questions. Super tour.

  • brianmcm2017 brianmcm2017

    Fantastic tour at the National Air and Space museum We had Jennifer for our 3 hour tour and it was fantastic She had all the facts and it was a great adventure Would recommend Jennifer as she was fantastic

  • MAWilbur MAWilbur

    We took Air and Space Museum tour with guide Terry Gish - it was GREAT! We would highly recommend. It can be a little overwhelming at the museums, there is so much information. It is worth having someone tell you the background on some of the displays, information that you would not be able to read off the display signs. Terry was so knowledgeable and nice. My husband is an engineer and had lots of questions, Terry was terrific in answering them and giving lots of important history. If we get back to DC we will surely book through this company again, and would hope that Terry G was available.

  • chrisfalk chrisfalk

    Babylon handled my tour request very professionally. Originally I booked a small group tour of the Air & Space Museum. They notified me a few days before my trip that they had to cancel due to a lack of other tour guests. When I contacted Babylon about alternatives, they quickly arranged a private tour for me and while the cost was higher than small group, I felt it was still very reasonable and I appreciated their quick response.

  • cbb52 cbb52

    Matilda was early, very knowledgeable and able to customize the tour to our interests. The best was to see such a big, crowded museum.

  • Robin M Robin M

    The tour was great and Matilda was the best guide! We were very lucky to have her as she was super knowledgeable and customized the tour to our interests!

  • intheroad5250 intheroad5250

    Matilda was the best! She was amazingly knowledgeable and personalized the tour to our interests. She has the perfect personality for being a tour guide. This tour was my Christmas gift from mom and I couldn't be any more pleased! I would book another tour in a heart beat.