Tour Details

A La Carte Tours are bookable on a private or semi-private basis. A private tour guarantees you a personal guide. Semi-private means you MIGHT be touring within a larger (but still intimate) group. 8 person max for both.

This tour will take you on a journey through the history of manned flight and space exploration. Each aircraft and artifact has a story of innovation, tragedy and triumph to tell.

From the ingenuity and experimentation of early pilots and flying machines to the marvels of modern space exploration, your guide will ensure that the objects on display come to life before your very eyes! Snap a selfie in front of the original 1903 Wright Flyer after you touch a genuine moon rock.  


Meeting Point: Inside the museum’s main lobby area (the Milestones of Flight Hall) in front of the large touchscreen.

Duration:  Approximately 2 Hours

Start Time:  10:30AM or 1:30PM (Runs Daily) *Please note that Smithsonian entrance lines can be long during peak seasons. To ensure a prompt start, we recommend arriving early.

Includes:  Tour Guide, Sensory Supplements

Highlights:  The Spirit of St. Louis, BellX-1, Wright Flyer, Lunar Lander, John Glenn's Spacesuit, Mercury Friendship 7 Capsule