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NASA Visitor Center

Code 130, Greenbelt, MD 20771
301-286-9041
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Greenbelt
Type: Science Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A great rainy-day attraction near Wallops Island, the center conducts launches of its model rockets.
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A great rainy-day attraction near Wallops Island, the center conducts launches of its model rockets.

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Brooklyn Park, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

free yet small, could be larger other NASA facilities are larger and more attractions. Parking is free and right off 295

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The place is small. Not too much to see.... only has a few exhibits. There's a handful spacecraft static displays, but mostly rockets. Seems like the place is designed more for school kids on field trips, as the exhibits dictate. The souvenir store is interesting though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This place is realy worth going .The shows ,display all i formation about moon projects are really interesting.We should must go if we are at orlando.Simulations are very good here.

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Olomouc, Czech Republic
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Well, the visitor center is OK, the surroundigs looks kind of old but the real gem is the shop! So many great items and clothing. If you are from Europe (or Africa, Asia ...) you can buy perfect gifts here and you will impress everyone!

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Tewkesbury, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We added this on to our trip and upgraded to lunch with an astronaut. It was a truly informative day with lots to do. You can break this day in to 2 halves keep as one complete day as we did. The meal was absolutely excellent as was the astronaut that spoke to us. A really good day

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Stop take a look and ponder the stars and planets. Good place for the family. Plenty of displays, and staff to answer questions. group tours can be arranged.

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Voluntown, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

A wonderful overview of the past present and future work of NASA. Staff very accommodating and helpful...

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Pennsylvania
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7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I was just here for a rocket launch the first Sunday of every month, and am always impressed by the quality and breadth of the displays that have been packed into a very small space. As noted by others, this only takes about 2 hours to go through, but as a side trip or just to say you've been to... More 

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The NASA Visitor Center is a small place of wonderful exhibits. It's good place to educate children and adults about astronomy and space travel and exploration. It's just the right museum for an hour or two educational trip. It's not overwhelming to look at the exhibits unlike the huge museums where you need to go for several days just to... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

A lot of nice and unique gifts to purchase for yourself, children, or others. T-shirts, toys, astronaut food, children's space flight suits, jewelry, accessories.

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