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Virginia Air & Space Center

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Address: 606 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669
Phone Number: 804-727-0900
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Aerospace museum that holds more than 100 exhibits, including the Apollo...
Aerospace museum that holds more than 100 exhibits, including the Apollo 12 command module and several IMAX films.
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Excellent museum with many interesting items.

This was a great museum. My boys are nine and eleven and there were many hands-on activities that kept them busy. The exhibits are excellent and there are many informative... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This was a great museum. My boys are nine and eleven and there were many hands-on activities that kept them busy. The exhibits are excellent and there are many informative, interactive displays. Some of the displays are showing signs of age and need to be updated but overall this was a very good museum for the adults and kids in... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

This is a large kid-friendly and adult-friendly museum. There are interactive stations as well as lots to see. There is also an IMAX theatre which we enjoy.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We used our recycle points again to get a couple free tickets (cause full admission is expensive). The kids were super excited as soon as the walked in; they were on sensory overload! The IMAX movie was spectacular! (We saw the one about the history of the space program including some sneak peaks at current and future projects). The kids... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This museum is a large beautiful space worth visiting one time perhaps.Too much space is taken up by a few very large exhibits tha can't be viewed closely and which aren't that interesting. Many of the photos on dispaly were so small thay a magnifier was needed for viewing. The theatre is well done and has kept the operation going... More 

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Hampton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When this museum opened, it was pretty exciting and cutting edge. Unfortunately, they have not stayed current nor maintained what they have very well. I know they have had money problems, but they need to dive in and raise the necessary funds to bring the museum up to standard. The building itself is beautify, the gift shop is the only... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Lived in this area forever and finally got to visit this place. It's not horrible but I was dissapointed with it. I guess I may too critical but just drive up to DC and see the real thing. I was dissapointed that several exhibits were broke or roped off. Dissapointed because I was expecting so much more. If the city... More 

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The place was mostly empty (probably 20 to 30 people in there at the time I was there on a Saturday), and not as large as I expected. I was the only one in the IMAX at the time of the show. It is a little overpriced for the size.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Virginia Air & Space Center was walking distance from our hotel and one of the few things open in the immediate area since it was December (off season) so we took our 19-year-old son to visit. The visit cost us a little over $30, but really, that seemed overpriced considering you could do the whole museum in under a half... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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65 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Numerous planes and boats on display. There are many interactive attractions. There is a flight simulator, a large model of an aircraft carrier, displays of many rockets and spaceships. Definitely worth the ride if you're just a few hours away but many other attractions in the area would make it worth the trip. Three stories but elevators are available and... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I liked that most or all of the exhibits were hands on experience for children all ages except for those under two. Bring your camera if you enjoy history because you are going to want to take allot of pictures. Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes since there is a lot of walking. Staff are very friendly and willing... More 

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