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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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Large, fun and interactive (Psst - educational but don't tell the kids)

20 years on, the building is still in good shape. Free easy access garage parking diagonaly across the street. Free parking may end with summer season. Street parking limited to 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This museum was a great place to take children as there are many interactive and hands on exhibits. It is an educational place where you can take lots of time and learn about Air and Space. We had children with ages ranging two to ten, and they all enjoyed the variety of hand-on activities. Their favorite was the large plane... More 

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Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We had no choice but to pay for the imax movie with the new pricing. So what if a customer doesnt want to watch the movie? While the movie was good i would rather the choice be the customer's.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

20 years on, the building is still in good shape. Free easy access garage parking diagonaly across the street. Free parking may end with summer season. Street parking limited to 2 hrs M-F 8am-6pm Easy on / off I-64, decent signage. Less than a mile down Settlers Landing. Airplanes, space ships, Write brothers, space flight, Aircraft carriers, and physics. Large... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Save your money and spend it on the udvar-hazy center in northern virginia! Spent 50$ for 2 adults and one teen for 3 floors ( 3rd being a observation deck of the bay).at least half of the exhibits didnt work and with going 2 times on the half that did it took about a hour and half.worse so called space... More 

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Great Bridge, Virginia, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Okay, the museum is without a doubt a little dated and past it's prime. A renovation of some sort would do it much good. There are some interesting things to see admittedly, especially if you're a "air and space" buff. Just overall it looks like the museum is stuck somewhere in the early 2000s. The Imax however is the best... More 

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Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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96 reviews 96 reviews
10 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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