Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum

Da Plane! Da Plane!

Da Plane! Da Plane!

Sydney and I had the opportunity to visit the Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum near us. It was a nice little museum, but it definitely doesn’t compare to the one in DC. Sydney really enjoyed seeing all the planes because she loves watching them in the sky and both our parents live in the flight path for Dulles so she has a lot of opportunities to see planes fly overhead.

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

When I was pregnant the Space Shuttle Discovery flew in to down and has been housed at the Udvar Hazy museum so we got a chance to see it up close and personal. It almost doesn’t look real because it kind of looks like it’s made of puzzle pieces. It’s really cool to see in person though and Sydney was pretty fascinated by it.

Enola Gay

Enola Gay

In addition to seeing the Concord and a whole bunch of other awesome planes we also got to see the Enola Gay which is not just a famous plane it is a really cool looking plane. I love how museums bring history to life. That’s my inner nerd shining through.

Sydney loves planes

Sydney loves planes

Sydney was a bit hard to capture on film during our trip because there was so much to see and so many people to watch she was too busy to stand still for a second. This was one of the best pictures I got of her all day and I’m just glad I was able to snap one or two that she wasn’t moving too much in 😉

Overall, it was a good trip. I can’t say it was truly worth the $15 to park because we were only there for a little more than an hour but it was still something fun to do. I think if Sydney had been a little older she might have actually appreciated what she was seeing, but like I said she loves planes and she loved looking at all the planes so she was happy at least. If you’re looking for a quick afternoon trip but don’t want to head all the way in to the City this would be a fun place to take the kids to. They do have some guided tours and I saw a little activity set up, but it was just ending so I didn’t pay much attention to how often or what kind of activities they had on a regular basis.

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