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Virginia Air & Space Center

Address: 606 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669
Phone Number: 804-727-0900
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Ranked #8 of 31 things to do in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science museums, Specialty museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Aerospace museum that holds more than 100 exhibits, including the Apollo 12 command module and...
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Type: Science museums, Specialty museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Aerospace museum that holds more than 100 exhibits, including the Apollo 12 command module and several IMAX films.

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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
8 helpful votes 8 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
110 helpful votes 110 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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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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Newport News, VA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My family thoroughly enjoyed the museum. The displays are informative and interesting. The added feature of the IMAX theater is great. The docents and staff were extremely helpful. We will be going back soon to see the new Gemini capsule that is being added. The location is in really great location near the downtown restaurants (not the chain kind but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

Most hands on exhibits broken. Great if you can narrate your own tour. Too much money for too little. Skip it and go to DC.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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24 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I was really looking forward to enjoying this after the reviews I read, but it was disappointing. I've been to the Smithsonian and this cannot even come close and for what they charge you would think the displays would be kept up better and the hands on would be in working order. The staff was rude and not helpful. Would... More 

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