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The Visitor Center offers fun, educational public programs on the weekends and holidays for guests of all ages to enjoy. The programs cover a variety of topics including Wallops Flight Facility missions and model rocket launches, to earth and space science presentations. Scout troops, 4-Her's and other groups, visiting and local, are encouraged to attend our weekend programs. As a courtesy to us, please call ahead if your group consists of more than 10.
On special occasions the Visitor Center will host unique programs, special events, or educational opportunities sure to capture the interest and imagination of all who explore our Visitor Center. These special events include astronomy nights, movie screenings, launch viewing parties and much more! These special events are fun for all ages and always free of charge.
11 a.m. Toddler Time
Saturday mornings starting at 11 a.m.. is our Toddler Time. During this program our young visitors 2-4 years old learn about a variety of topics that change from week to week. These programs include either story time, cartoons, puppet shows, crafts and more! The Toddler Time program will only occur if the Visitor Center is open so please check our hours of operation on our About Us page to plan your visit.
1:00 p.m. Changing Program- see details below
Every Saturday afternoon the Visitor Center will host a changing program. These programs range in topics from Wallops mission updates to space science education. These programs are most suitable for ages ten and up and will last ~45 min.
Sunday's 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Make and Take Craft
Sunday's from 11 a.m.. - 3 p.m.. the Visitor Center will have a "make and take craft" booth set up for children of all ages to enjoy. Young visitors are welcome to make an easy to assemble, themed craft to take home with them! Themes for these crafts will change from week to week so please see our event information below.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
1:30m - 2:30 p.m.
Make and Take Craft: Robot and Rocket Tangram
Science on the Shore - Rocket Science 101
The Solar System
Make and Take Craft: Ponies
Family Workshop - Wild Ponies
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. +Make and Take Craft: Robot and Rocket Tangram
Visit our fun activity table any time to do a fun "make and take craft"! This weeks theme is Robot and Rocket Tangrams that you can decorate and take home with you. Just use different shapes to make the pictures come to life or even design your own! These crafts are easy to put together and good for kids of all ages. This craft will be available while supplies last.
1 p.m. +Solar System on the Science on a Sphere
Want to learn more about the eight planets around the sun?… How do they differ? Some are made of rock, others of gas. Some have rings, some do not. Do they all have moons? Take a journey through the solar system with us!
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. +Make and Take Craft Ponies
In honor of Pony Penny, a historic event held on Chincoteague Island when the wild ponies of Assateague are rounded up and swam to shore, our craft today will be pony themed!