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NASA Wallops Visitor Center

Visitor Center Hours

Starting March 1, 2014, the NASA Wallops Visitor Center and Gift Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Monday; closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Visitors Center will always be open during launch operations, regardless of the day of the week.

Admission is always FREE - stop by today! For more information, call 757-824-1344.

Upcoming Events

These are the Saturday 1:00 PM events scheduled to begin, March 1, 2014: Admission is always FREE at the NASA Wallops Visitor Center!

March 1st    

MODEL Rocket Launch - WEATHER PERMITTING!

Come watch as our staff launches Estes model rockets hundreds of feet into the air! If you have built your own model rocket, and it passes our safety inspection, we can provide a NASA launch platform for you to launch from.

March 8th

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Let’s take science, shamrocks and St. Patty and have a celebration! Did you know the shamrock, or clover, is really a trefoil and from the pea family? We will look closer at this great little plant and then do a leaf pressing craft! 

March 15th

SciFiles Saturday: Case of the Zany Animal Antics

Concerned about an injured animal, the tree house detectives decide to learn more about animals and their care. They meet biologists and ecologists to learn about endangered species, the classification and life cycles of animals, migratory patterns, habitats, and much more. After the program, we will do an animal craft for kids to take home! (Ages 5+)

March 22nd

Equinox Inquiry

Do you know that an equinox is? Well, let’s find out! March 20th marked the Spring Equinox for 2014 and we will learn why this type of phenomenon happens and why it has been so important to people of the past. Kids will also do an equinox craft to take home!

March 29th       

Space Walkin’

On March 18th, 1965 Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov went on the first ever spacewalk? Would you be scared if you went on the first spacewalk? Or would you keep your cool? Let’s see what it takes to go on an EVA or Extra-Vehicular Activity and see what Alexei had to be prepared for.

April 5th

MODEL Rocket Launch - WEATHER PERMITTING!

Come watch as our staff launches Estes model rockets hundreds of feet into the air! If you have built your own model rocket, and it passes our safety inspection, we can provide a NASA launch platform for you to launch from

April 12th                             Water Falls

Have you ever heard the expression “April showers bring May flowers”? Well without rain there would be no flowers. There would be no trees or animals or even humans! We will learn about the importance of rain and see a movie in the Science on a Sphere theater.

April 19th                             SciFiles Saturday: The Case of the Inhabitable Habitat

Come help the tree house detectives as they enter a contest to design a habitat that will sustain life on Mars. They discover there is a lot more to habitats than habits. (Ages 5+)

April 26th                             Meteor Meteor! Did you see the Lyrids?

The Lyrids meteor shower is all over, did you see it? We will learn about what makes meteors so special and why some people call them falling stars! Also, find out when the next meteor shower is so you can be ready to watch! We will also be making Astro Journals so you can write down all the great things you see in the sky!

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Welcome to the NASA Wallops Visitor Center!

The NASA Wallops Visitor Center is the place to explore the past, present, and future of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. The Visitor Center offers many great exhibits as testimony to the amazing things done at Wallops in addition to serving as a prime viewing location for rocket launches!

The NASA Visitor Center Gift Shop is open Thursday through Monday.smiley

The Visitor Center is located on VA RT 175 near Chincoteague Island, Virginia and is the perfect stop for your next Eastern Shore trip. Admission is free - stop by today!

Join us for the next episode of SciFiles!

Saturday, March 15, 2014 1:00 P.M. - SciFiles Saturday: Case of the Zany Animal Antics

Concerned about an injured animal, the tree house detectives decide to learn more about animals and their care. They meet biologists and ecologists to learn about endangered species, the classification and life cycles of animals, migratory patterns, habitats, and much more. After the program, we will do an animal craft for kids to take home! (Ages 5+)

 

 

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Wallops Launch News

Next Wallops Launch:
Mission: ORB-2 (ISS resupply)
Launch Vehicle: Antares
Target Date: May 1, afternoon

Mission: NASA SubTec-6
Launch Vehicle: Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket
Target Date: May 5, daytime

The NASA Wallops Visitor Center will be open for launch!

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Page Last Updated: March 10th, 2014
Page Editor: Rebecca Powell