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NASA Glenn Open House
May 17 and 18, 2008
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tour of HangarVisitors gather outside the hangar before a tour. Credit: NASA NASA's Glenn Research Center is opening the doors to its Lewis Field Campus in Cleveland, Ohio, for two full days. Join us on May 17 and 18 to see what lies behind our gates.

Our enthusiastic staff will guide you through world-class facilities and show you the technologies behind some of the nation's greatest innovations. You'll even see the work we're conducting to return America to the moon, including parts of Ares I, NASA's new rocket. Each event will feature activities for kids. And it's all free!

Facility Tours - Walk through a wind tunnel, enter the "Dome of Silence," explore "NASA's Drop Zone" and more on this walking tour of Glenn's world-class research facilities.

Educational Activities - Education specialists and friendly volunteers will lead a variety of hands-on, minds-on activities to inspire the next generation of explorers. Plus, teachers can learn about valuable resources to enhance their classroom activities.

Special Programs - Find out more about NASA's past, present and future while attending a special program in the Visitor Center auditorium and on other stages. Most programs will include question-and answer-sessions with our researchers. NASA Glenn Research Center Open House 2008Visitors watch a demonstration in the Zero Gravity Research Facility. Credit: NASA

Meet an Astronaut - Stop by our landmark Hangar to see our research aircraft and a variety of exhibits. You might bump into an astronaut! On Saturday, Cleveland native Carl Walz will appear from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, Charlie Camarda will appear from noon to 6 p.m.

Preparing for Your Visit - On-site parking is only available to people with disability parking permits. Please prepare for your visit by reviewing the following pertinent information:
  • Parking, maps and directions
  • Disability parking information
  • What to expect at security
  • What to bring
  • Refreshments souvenirs and amenities
COMING SOON: Plum Brook Station Open House
NASA Glenn's Plum Brook Station Open House in Sandusky takes place on May 31 and June 1. Walk through the world's largest vacuum chamber, explore a rocket testing facility, and more on this guided bus tour of our world-class test facility.