If you've talked with anyone from the Museum, you know how highly we value our Museum tours. A corps of volunteer docents have loads of stories to share that go well beyond the information on the artifact signs. In many cases, they have actual experience with the types of things in our collection, as they are often pilots, engineers, and others within the aviation and aerospace fields. And because we do not have a script, each tour is unique and definitely something that you can do over and over again.
Walk-Up Tours and Spotlight Stations
Walk up tours are offered daily at various times. These do not require advance reservations. The docents will make an announcement shortly before the tours begin at the SR-71 Blackbird. There is also a docent station behind the Blackbird where you can find out about the daily schedule. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.
If you prefer to explore at your own pace and path, you can still interact with our docents. A number of them are situated in various places throughout the museum - either in person or via a live video chat. They can tell you about the artifacts in their area and answer just about any question about our collection and the museum.
Admission to the Museum is also free. There is a $15/car parking fee for vehicles entering before 4:00 pm. Bus service is also available via Fairfax Connector's 983 route, which includes stops at the Dulles Terminal, Innovation Center Station, as well as down Sunrise Valley Drive and the length of Air and Space Museum Parkway.