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Wallops Visitor Center

Tucked away on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility plays an incredibly important role in our understanding of earth and space science. Since its beginnings, Wallops has launched more than 16,000 rockets carrying science experiments, technology, and satellites. The public is invited to explore the history and future of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility at the Wallops Visitor Center through engaging exhibits, videos, events, programs, and facility group tours.

Plan Your Visit about Wallops Visitor Center


Wallops Island, VA


Tue- Sat 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.




(757) 824-1404

Events and Activities

Participate in special events and activities in addition to exploring the exhibits at the Wallops Visitor Center!

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Launch Viewing

Watch a rocket launch from the launch viewing area at the Wallops Visitor Center!

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Virtual and Onsite Field Trips

Engage with Informal Educators and exhibits virtually or onsite with K-12 field trip opportunities!

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Programs and Events

Explore STEM and NASA topics through a diverse range of guided programs and activities. From family engineering challenges, trivia contests, astronomy nights, and activities, there's something for everyone to discover!

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Facility Tours

Go behind the scenes on a tour of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility! See active working areas, meet subject matter experts, and learn about upcoming missions and research! Tours are only available to qualifying pre-registered groups.

View a Launch

Watch a rocket launch from the coast of Virginia at the NASA Wallops Visitor Center's Launch Viewing Area! The Launch Viewing Area at the Visitor Center is located 7 miles from the launch range and is one of the only public sites with a clear view of the launch pads!

Learn More about View a Launch
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Contact Us

Visitor Center General Information: 

Phone: 757-824-1404

Visitor Center Director: Elizabeth Hall | Informal Educator: Dana Wright | Program Coordinator: Janet Heaton

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