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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 #5 of 12 Attractions 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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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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300 reviews 300 reviews
64 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

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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Newport News, VA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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Hampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Virginia Air and Space center in Hampton is "almost exactly" like the one in Washington D.C. with way less the crowds The exhibits are awesome and well worth the cost. They even have a IMAX theater to watch the latest movies in 3D.

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great museum for kids and adults. My wife and I as well as Grandparents and a 5yo and 8 yo all had a great time. Many hands on activities for all ages. All the planes were well displayed and cool to see. Really enjoyed some of the planes like the WWII bomber that you could enter and have a simulated... More 

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Most of the interactive displays were either shut down or not operating correctly. Very disappointed as I am a commercial pilot and love aviation. However if admission was about 5 dollars I would have felt so raped at the door.

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Hampton va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I like that they accept reciprocation, but I'm glad I didn't pay. It's small and not a lot for little hands to do.

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Lakeland, Florida
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133 reviews 133 reviews
47 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great for all ages. Movies and exhibits of great interest. Varied and lots of hands on things for kids. Small cafe. Nice gift shop. Really interesting displays. Bounce house, imax, flight simulator cost extra.

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