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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.

**The Visitor Center will be CLOSED December 23, 2014 - January 5, 2015 in observance of the holidays.

Admission is always FREE - stop by today! For more information, call 757.824.1344.

Upcoming Events

December 20

11:00 a.m. - Puppet Show

1:00 p.m. - SciFiles Saturday

January 3

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm. - FIRST Robotics Kick-Off

January 10

11:00 a.m. - Space Racers Activity

2:00 p.m. - TBD

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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

December 20

11:00 a.m. - Puppet Show

1:00 p.m. - SciFiles Saturday

*For more information about the programs call 757.824.2297

FIRST Robotics Kick-Off Event

Date: Saturday, January 3, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: NASA Wallops Visitor’s Center

NASA, the US Navy, and Eastern Shore Robotics (local non-profit organization) are sponsoring the 20th annual FIRST Robotics Kick-Off event on Saturday, January 3, at the Wallops NASA Visitor’s Center. Doors open at 9:00 am. At this event students will learn the details of the 2015 Robotic Challenge. Locally, students from Northampton, Accomack, Worcester, Somerset, and Wicomico counties will be participating this season. Students have 6 weeks to build a robot to compete against teams from around the world. $19 million in college scholarships is available to participating students. While some teams are school-sponsored, many teams are not. Students rely on the expertise of mentors from their community, local businesses, industry, and schools for guidance. Team Fundraising and charitable outreach efforts depend on community support. NASA Wallops Flight Facility sponsors four local teams representing Northampton and Accomack counties in Virginia and representing Worcester and Wicomico Counties in Maryland. All NASA WFF-sponsored teams will participate in this Kickoff Event and they are excited to share their FIRST Robotics experience with you.

Please join us and learn how your area high school students are spending their “free-time”. As a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) event, you will be amazed at how well YOUR students are implementing the very principles and methods they are learning in the classroom!!!

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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: December 17th, 2014
Page Editor: Rebecca Powell