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Plan Your Visit

The public is invited to explore the history and future of Wallops and NASA at the Visitor Center through a variety of exhibits, videos, events, programs and tours. All Visitor Center offerings are free of charge.

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


Route 175 Wallops Island, VA



General Information

Prepare for your visit

The Visitor Center is open Tuesday- Saturday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and admission is free! Most guests spend an average of 45 minutes exploring the exhibits. Pets are not allowed inside the Visitor Center or on the grounds during launches or other events (except certified service animals). There is no food or drink available for purchase, but you may bring your own and enjoy them at the outdoor picnic tables. Please note that Visitor Center hours are subject to change during rocket launches. If you have questions about the hours, please contact (757) 824-1404.

The Gift Shop located at the Visitor Center is operated by an independent organization, The Wallops Exchange and Morale Association (WEMA) and is typically open when the Visitor Center is open to the public. The Gift Shop is also available online at where it offers a wide array of official NASA souvenirs and apparel. The Gift Shop can be contacted at (757) 824-1343.

The Wallops Visitor Center is closed on federal holidays including New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Labor Day, Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day, and may be closed to the public on other days throughout the year pending operations. Please call (757)824-1404 or check our social media for the most up-to-date information.

Read About Wallops
A welcome sign with details about the Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center placed in front of a tree lined sidewalk leading up to the Visitor Center Entrance
Guests are welcomed to explore the Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center
NASA/ Patrick Black


The NASA Wallops Visitor Center is located at:

NASA Wallops Visitor Center
Route 175, Building J-20 
Wallops Island, VA  23337

The Visitor Center is located on Route 175 in Wallops Island, VA, just before crossing the causeway leading to Chincoteague, VA. It is a 60-minute drive south from Salisbury and Ocean City, MD and a 90-minute drive north from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. The Visitor Center is the only facility at Wallops that is open to the public, and is not located on the island or main base. If using a GPS or map app to navigate to the Visitor Center, please ensure your device is providing directions to the Visitor Center, not the main gate or island gate by using the address: 175 Chincoteague Road, Wallops Island, VA

A map of the area around NASA Wallops Flight Facility.
Wallops Flight Facility and Visitor Center are located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia near the town of Chincoteague and Assateague Island National Seashore.
NASA/ Patrick Black

Contact Us

Visitor Center General Information:

Phone: 757-824-1404


Visitor Center Director: Elizabeth Hall

Informal Educator: Dana Wright

Program Coordinator: Janet Heaton

Mailing Address:

32400 Fulton St.

Building J-20 Wallops Visitor Center

Wallops Island, VA 23337