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Learn about the life cycle of a satellite at Goddard Space Flight Center.
Welcome to the Goddard Visitor Center
Learn more about our upcoming special events, or feel free to pop in during our regular hours of operation.
NASA captures your attention like no other organization. It offers unparalleled experiences, a key to knowledge, and a window to the future. Activities, exhibits and events at NASA Goddard's Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md., provide inspiring and captivating educational experiences for all ages.
The visitor center demonstrates Goddard's innovative and exciting work in Earth science, astrophysics, heliophysics, planetary science, engineering, communication and technology development. Browse the unique, informative exhibits and learn about climate change, climb inside a Gemini capsule model, encourage a child to dream as he or she pulls on our kid-sized space suit, or participate in one of the monthly model rocket launches.
Only 30 minutes from Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Annapolis, don’t miss this opportunity to explore the universe in your own backyard.
Visits are free of charge. For more information on the Goddard Visitor Center, browse this website, call 301-286-3978 or email Cate Maynard at email@example.com.
The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. MAVEN will be the first NASA mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere and the first Mars mission managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The Goddard visitor center will have special Monday hours for live launch viewing.
Hours of Operation and Directions
NOTE: In case of inclement weather, if the Goddard Space Flight Center is closed the Visitor Center will be closed as well. The Visitor Center is also closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
|September - June||July - August|
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 3:00
Saturday, Sunday 12:00 - 4:00
Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 5:00
Saturday, Sunday 12:00 - 4:00
The Visitor Center is closed most Mondays and on some federal holidays. It is open on Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Presidents Day, Martin Luther King Day, and Memorial Day from noon to 4 p.m. Please note that Visitor Center hours are subject to change. We recommend calling before your visit to ensure the Visitor Center will be open: 301-286-3978.
Visitor Center Gift Shop
The gift shop, located next to the Visitor Center, offers post cards, publications, patches, models, space-related educational toys, games, clothing and other NASA souvenirs. For more information, please call 301-286-6476. Shop online at http://www.spaceshoponline.com/.
Guests With Disabilities
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center welcomes visitors and families with disabilities to educational opportunities at the Goddard Visitor Center. Goddard will provide reasonable accommodation, such as sign language interpreters, CART reporting services, and designated sighted guides for walking tours, to individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please contact Denna Lambert, Disability Programs Manager, at 301-286-0844 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Goddard will make every effort to fulfill any accommodation request received. Please provide at least 48 hour notice in advance of your scheduled arrival to NASA Goddard.
Visitor Center Services for Educators and NASA Employees
Educators: Click here for information regarding the Educators Resource Center.
NASA Employees: Click here for information regarding conference rooms.