- Tour the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar and see the Museum’s current projects such as the Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver.
- Meet curators, conservators, archivists, and other specialists, and learn how they care for objects in the Museum’s collection.
- Learn how the aircraft are hung for display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar.
- Participate in hands-on activities designed for adults and children.
- See how the most fragile artifacts are stored and cared for.
- Discover the research that is needed before a restoration project can begin.
- Get some tips for photographing objects in the Museum from a staff photographer.
The Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia is the companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Opened in 2003, its two huge hangars — the Boeing Aviation Hangar and the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar — display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the space shuttle Discovery. The Center also offers the Airbus IMAX Theater and the Donald D. Engen Observation Tower, which gives you a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of Washington Dulles International Airport and the surrounding area.