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Virginia Air and Space Center

Virginia Air and Space Center
Virginia Air and Space Center
Who says learning can't be fun? The Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton take educational experiences to the next level with a fun-filled, hands-on journey that enables visitors to learn what it is like to prepare and experience space travel.

The museum offers opportunities that cannot be found elsewhere, so it is a definite "must see" on any journey through the area.

The museum is the Official Visitor Center for NASA Langley Research Center, providing an up close look at the most technologically advanced approaches to air and space travel in the world today.

Taking scientific research to its highest level, the center offers visitors the opportunity to experience a variety of air and space details through permanent and traveling exhibits that are located throughout the facility.

During the winter season, through March 17, the museum is closed on Mondays. It is open Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. and Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on federal holidays.

From March 18 through May 21, it is open from 12 to 5 p.m. on Sundays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. From May 22 through September 7, hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For non-members, admission for exhibits is $11.50 for adults, $9.50 for children 3 to 18 with a student identification card and $10.50 for members of the active military or NASA employees.

There are additional fees to watch the IMAX films, including a standard option plus two combo options that include exhibits and IMAX viewings.

Additional options are available, such as a Hampton Carousel ride for $2 or a MaxFlight simulator ride for $4. A tour of the Hampton History Museum can be added for only $3 more.

Group rates and programs are available, plus museum membership is beneficial for those who plan to visit frequently and who want to save money on the costs of visits. Overnight Camp Ins and a Cosmic Kids Club are available for school aged children who want to go on an air and space adventure.

How to Get There
The museum is located at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton. From Interstate 64, take exit 267 (Settlers Landing Road) and follow that road to downtown Hampton. The museum is on the left with free parking located in a garage on the opposite side of the street just about a block farther down the road.

Plan Your Visit
Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone or at the door. For more information, call (757) 727-0900. The center is handicap accessible so all visitors can enjoy the facilities and exhibits. Wheelchairs are available at the admissions desk and some films are closed captioned for those who are hearing impaired.

Hours and Location

Location: Hampton
Address: 600 Settlers Landing Road, 23669
Telephone: (757) 727-0900
Web site:
Cost: $11.50 for adults, $9.50 for children 3 to 18
Latitude: 37.024009
Longitude: -76.344318
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