The Smithsonian does not operate any parking facilities for the museums on the National Mall.
Parking at the Udvar-Hazy Center costs $15 per vehicle; parking is free after 4:00 p.m. Tour and school buses park free.
IMAX and Planetarium Films
Additional Non-Feature IMAX Films
New Release Feature Films
Reserved Groups (10 or more)
Reserved Groups (20 or more) *one complimentary ticket per 20
Admission prices are per person, per ticket. Purchase tickets in person at theater box offices, by phone or online up to 2 weeks in advance. Prices and schedules are subject to change without notice.
Tickets are required for children ages 2 and up. Children under 2 years of age are free.
Admission to 10:30 AM screenings of "The Stars Tonight," "What's New in Space Science," "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure" in the Albert Einstein Planetarium are free. Free tickets for these programs are distributed at the Einstein Planetarium and Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater Box Offices at the National Air and Space Museum on a first come, first served basis. Online tickets are not available for these show.
Feature films are defined as IMAX films with running times of 60 minutes or more. *Complimentary ticket not valid for feature films.
Additional non-feature IMAX films may be added for $6. Valid after/with the purchase of any IMAX film or planetarium show at full price. The $6 rate is valid within one week of the additional full-price purchase. Proof of original purchase is required. May not be applied to the same show as the original purchase. Not available for internet sales, simulator rides or feature-length films. May not be used with any other discount or promotion.
The Smithsonian member rate is not available for online sales. Smithsonian membership card must be provided when purchasing tickets.
The group rate is available for parties of 10 or more. Advance purchase is required. Visit www.si.edu/groupsales or call 866 868-7774 for more information.
Additional processing fees apply to internet and telephone purchases.
Theater box offices open daily at 10 AM and close after the start of the last scheduled show. The telephone reservation center operates daily from 10 AM to 5 PM.
The theaters and reservation center are open every day, except December 25.
All tickets are general admission. Assigned seating is not available.
No refunds or exchanges.
Take your friends and family on new adventures.
Groups of 10 or more that book in advance receive discounted admission to our IMAX theaters and one complimentary ticket for every 20 purchased. (excludes bulk vouchers). Advanced sales only, not valid on same day purchases. Educators guides and standards of learning are available for select films. Additional discounts available for Title One schools. Restrictions apply.
Bulk IMAX Tickets
Groups of 10 or more can purchase bulk, prepaid tickets good for any daytime educational show at any one of our three IMAX theaters and planetarium.
IMAX on Demand
Arrange a special morning screening with our IMAX on Demand package. Choose from
any of the films in our IMAX and Planetarium Adventure Library, and screen the
film before the museum doors open to the public. IMAX and Planetarium On Demand screenings are offered for groups of 20 or more (40 for Title 1 schools) every morning around 9:15 am (start times vary based on location). Minimum one-week notice is required to book dates and choice of films are subject to availability.