Star Wars and Transformers on Display at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

One of the great things about living near Washington, DC is all the Smithsonian museums. They are all free and mostly located downtown, but my favorite one is the Air & Space Museum Annex in Dulles, Virginia. Why is it my favorite? Because it’s just ten minutes from my house. I took the kids this weekend and snapped a few pictures of the pop culture items on display. For your viewing enjoyment…

The mother ship model used in the filming of Close Encounters of the Third Kind:

Smithsonian air and space museum -

Charles Lindberg was bigger than Justin Bieber in his day, and here’s just some of the swag created in his honor:

Smithsonian air and space museum -Charles Lindberg

This R2-D2 mailbox would look great in my man cave:

Smithsonian air and space museum - r2d2 mailbox

Some neat old model rockets:

Smithsonian air and space museum - rocket models and toys

There were plenty of Star Wars books for sale at the gift shop:

Smithsonian air and space museum - star wars books

A scene from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was filmed in this museum, and they had a pretty cool display dedicated to it. I’ll post some more pics of that exhibit tomorrow, but here’s a sample:

Smithsonian air and space museum - Transformers

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