The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum will close for at least six months in 2022

The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum hasn’t been open much since the pandemic started, but it’s already poised to shut its doors again — if for more positive reasons. The Washington Post reports the Smithsonian is closing its flagship National Mall building for at least six months of renovations starting March 28th, 2022. The move will maintain the “continued safety” of visitors while the museum finishes work on its first new west wing galleries.

The closure is part of the first phase of a seven-year renovation poised to cost over $1 billion. The Smithsonian is staggering closures to keep at least some physical museum spaces open during that period,

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