NASA Wallops Visitor Center

Visitor Center Hours

The NASA Wallops Visitor Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday. 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

February 6

7 - 9 p.m. - Jupiter and the Moon Astronomy Event

February 7

11:00 a.m. - Story Time

2:00 p.m. - Model Rocket Launch

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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 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!

Saturday Public Programs

January 27

9:00 a.m. - S.M.A.P Launch Viewing and Presentation

Join us this Thursday, January 29, 2015, at the NASA Wallops Visitors Center to watch the launch of NASA's latest Earth-observing satellite.

Launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive or SMAP Mission will measure global soil moisture and surface freeze/thaw from space. At 9:00 a.m. ET, come hear all about this mission from SMAP team member, Brian Campbell (Code 610.W), and watch the launch live at 9:20am ET. The SMAP Mission will provide us with global soil moisture measurements every three days.

SMAP mission stickers and brochures will be given out.

 Learn more about the SMAP Mission here: http://smap.jpl.nasa.gov

January 31

11:00 a.m. - Toddler Pop Up Science Saturday

2:00 p.m. - Pop Up Science Saturday

*For more information about the programs call 757.824.2297

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Upcoming Launches

For the latest information on the Wallops launch schedule, please visit the Wallops Center Home page.

Alyssa Carson Going to Mars

Alyssa Carson

Alyssa Carson, 13, also known as the NASA Blueberry, often visits Wallops. See her amazing journey to become an astronaut and the first person to step foot on Mars. 

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Page Last Updated: January 27th, 2015
Page Editor: Rebecca Powell