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NASA Ames Visitor Center

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Currently closed for renovations

😕currently closed for renovations, check their website for updates. Not much to see now besides a... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2019
San Jose, California
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Visit the visitor center later next year

I went once when the entire wall was turned into live TV of the Mars landing and it was wonderful... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Diana D
Palo Alto, California
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Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA 94035
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked for an hour to find out that the visitor's center/ shop was closed even during its opening hours (17. august - Sat. about 13 pm) no holiday that day. First we had trouble even to find the shop as it is a bit...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank macike
Reviewed April 27, 2019

We were very disappointed to discover that last December the visitor center was remodeled and is now about 80% a gift shop with just a couple of random displays around the perimeter. It really is not worth the trip unless you need to buy a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
6  Thank Vivian_03
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

This visitor center is nothing but a shop. No more exciting things. The nice and educational place it used to be is gone! I made my friends waste their time going there on Friday. Please disregard most of the picture thr visitor center has posted....More

Date of experience: March 2019
9  Thank Irma T
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

😕currently closed for renovations, check their website for updates. Not much to see now besides a locked gate 🚀🛸 Hope to come back when it reopens

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank filmmofo
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I went once when the entire wall was turned into live TV of the Mars landing and it was wonderful. And there was a docent around who knew so much I asked him questions for a half hour. But recently I've been disappointed -- no...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Diana D
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We visited on the last weekend before closing for a remodel. Very interesting and we will be back once it reopens.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank 1khearty
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Center on Saturday 29 September and were sad to find the gift shop was closed. The staff told us that the Center is closing for refurbishing and that’s why the gift shop and some of the exhibitions were closed. There wasn’t much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

I had half day free in San Francisco, and decided to visit Nasa Ames Visitor Centre. It's a small place but has some good exhibits. The moon rock sample, mars model and ISS model are worth looking at, and also if interested they have plenty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ad_wanders
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Educational in general. Interesting exhibits include the Lunar rock, Space shuttle, older space suits and a video loop. All in all it is a quick walk through. Students will be definitely benefited. The Ames Team take good time to answer any question. Students came with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Smaller NASA Site with some older but interesting exhibits we went on a Saturday when it is has more visitors but still room to look around without being too crowded. The Gift shop was a little disappointing with a lot of empty shelves and what...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from 1khearty | Reviewed this property |
Hello, as far as the NASA museum, I am not sure it's back open yet. They closed for a period of time for a remodel. However, you can visit the Moffett field museum. We went and were amazed at all the history they have on... More
Barbara D
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Response from Mairimp | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus that goes from Mountain View to NASA but it's better to go by taxi. There is nothing to pay to get in it's just a small store and an area with astronauts clothes, moon stone and other things.
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