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Observation Gallery

The Observation Gallery at BWI Marshall Airport

The BWI Marshall Airport Observation Gallery is adjacent to Security Checkpoint C on the airport’s Departures Level. It is open to the public and located pre-security providing easy access for airport visitors.

The updated Observation Gallery displays new objects and exhibits, including a 28-foot tall sounding rocket provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and a half-sized model of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Parker Solar Probe spacecraft.

The existing aircraft parts are presented with new information and diagrams. A new photo mural near the aircraft cockpit displays a pilot’s view when landing on Runway 33L at BWI Marshall Airport. New binocular viewers were installed to allow visitors to clearly view airport operations. The Observation Gallery also includes new children’s play equipment and an updated Maryland Youth Art Gallery. Information about air traffic control procedures and the regional airspace are presented on a large structure that includes a model of Maryland One, the Southwest Airlines specialty aircraft. A large display case presents models from aircraft manufacturers and aviation museums from across Maryland.

The Observation Gallery features other passenger amenities, including charging stations and Sky Azure. Sky Azure is an 800-square-foot trendy bistro featuring small plates along with a broad selection of local craft beers, international wines, and hand-crafted cocktails. It is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

BWI Marshall Airport Wayfinding

Use the BWI Marshall Airport wayfinding tool to make your way to the Observation Gallery! The wayfinding tool can also be used to find stores throughout the airport or a bite to eat before your flight.

Interactive Wayfinding map being used on a tablet.