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NASA Wallops Visitor Center-Public Events
PUBLIC PROGRAMS & SPECIAL EVENTS Return to Visitor Center Site

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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. 

Saturday Programming

11 a.m. Toddler Time

Saturday mornings starting at 11 a.m.. is our Toddler Time. During this program our young visitors 2-5 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.

2:00 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.

DATE TIME EVENT

1/31

1/31

2/6

2/7

2/7

2/14

2/14

2/21

2/21

2/28

2/28

11:00 a.m.

2:00 p.m.

7-9 p.m.

11:00 a.m.

2:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.

2:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.

2:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.

2:00 p.m.

5th Saturday Pop Up Science

5th Saturday Pop Up Science

Astronomy Night - Jupiter and the Moon

Toddler Story Time

Model Rocket Launch

Space Racers Activity

Science Demo Saturday: Potato Stabbing

Puppet Show

SciFIles Saturday 

Toddler Craft Time

Science on a Sphere Presentation

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

January 31

11:00 a.m. +5th Saturday Pop Up Science

Details on the program will be available at a later date.

2:00 p.m. +5th Saturday Pop Up Science

Details on the program will be available at a later date.

February 6

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. +Astronomy Night - Jupiter and the Moon

Join us for an evening of astronomy to see some of our celestial neighbors up close. Jupiter will be visible as well as a nearly full Moon.Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System and 404 million miles from Earth! We also hope to see the Great Orion Nebula (M42) in the Orion Constellation! Telescopes and expertise will be provide by the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation.

Evening Schedule:

7:00-7:30 p.m.     Welcome/Astronomy Presentation

7:30-9:00 p.m.     Telescope Viewing

*Kids activity and coloring tables will be available all night

February 7

11:00 a.m. +Toddler Story Time

Bring the little ones to story time where we explore various science topics from gravity to electricity, to what makes a rainbow. Approximately 30 minutes. Ages 2 – 5.

2:00 pm. +Model Rocket Launch

Want to see a rocket launch? Models of various sizes will be launched and visitors get to assist with countdown, volunteer to "push the button" for launch, or even build and bring their own rockets! Approximately 1 hour.

February 14

11:00 a.m. +Space Racers Activity

Space Racers is a new animated preschool television program that follows young spaceship cadets as they soar through the solar system learning about the power or scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space exploration and the importance of working together as a team. Prior to watching an episode of Space Racers, we will do an activity to this weeks episode. Ages 2 - 5. Approximately 30 minutes.

2:00 p.m. +Science Demo Saturday: Potato Stabbing

Need to get some of your frustrations out this Valentine’s Day? Well let’s take it out on a potato by using straws! During this fun science demonstration we will see if an ordinary drinking straw can stab a potato while learning about air pressure.

February 21

11:00 a.m. +Puppet Show

Join Sam the Monkey and Puppet Astronauts Jenny and Jeff as they go on an adventure in space. Ages 2 - 5. Approximately 30 minutes.

2:00 p.m. +SciFiles Saturday

Join the Tree House Detectives as they go on an adventure to learn more about STEM related topics. Approximately 45 minutes.

February 28

11:00 a.m. +Toddler Craft Time

Bring the little ones to craft time where we will create various space themed crafts. Ages 2 - 5. Approximately 30 minutes.

2:00 p.m. +Science on a Sphere Presentation

Join us for a presentation in the Science on a Sphere Theater. Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Approximately 45 minutes.

For more information on our public programs, call 757.824.1344 or 757.824.2297.

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Page Last Updated: January 27th, 2015
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