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The Space Station Museum

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Address: 464 Ignacio Blvd, Pacheco Plaza, Novato, CA 94949-6086
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+1 415-524-3940
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Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Space Station Museum is a privately funded, volunteered staffed space...

The Space Station Museum is a privately funded, volunteered staffed space exploration museum that is operated by the 501c3 non-profit corporation, "The W Foundation" (TWF). TWF owns one of the largest private collections of U.S., Russian and Soviet space exploration artifacts.

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Very Spacey

Excellent place to learn about our past in the space program!!! And is is free :) Don't miss this valuable source of SPACE TRAVELS!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 13, 2017
Rita P
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SF Bay Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hung our while waiting for a table at Boca. It was a very pleasant surprise. The best part was the docent, former astronaut.

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Novato
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Excellent place to learn about our past in the space program!!! And is is free :) Don't miss this valuable source of SPACE TRAVELS!!!

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Thank Rita P
Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We drove an hour and a half from Santa Clara just to go here based on the good reviews from Trip Advisor! You can go through this little itty bitty museum in about 20 minutes! While there are a few real artifacts there, it is really cheesy! It's like someone started a little artifact collection, wrote up a 401c3 corporation... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

It's a bit of a stretch to call this place a museum; but, for those who find the space program fascinating (I hope that's everyone), this is an unexpected prize. Many of the displays are facsimiles, but interesting, nonetheless. For being just a double store-front in a strip mall, it provides a pleasurable visit.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This out of the way location and its dedication to Space is a refreshing place to bring your kids for history thats hard to see up close. Call and check their hours but great for kids of all ages.

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

An intimate look at space program memorabilia and a great place for kids. Visit after dinner at Boca pizzeria! Good gifts for kids and christmas too, and fairly educational.

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1 Thank Angewaa
Alameda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

Absolutely loved the preservation of real life NASA artifacts and education of this important STEM history. What a gem!

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1 Thank Marie R
Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

Wow!!! This Novato Space Museum is a MUST and it's Free! Interesting and excellently displayed exhibits. Meeting astronauts at their Space Festival August 1 2015 was frosting on the cake. Do not miss visiting this gem any time.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great hands-on exhibits & knowledgeable staff. Great to see kids volunteering there, as well! Definitely worth stopping in!

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1 Thank Rich M
Novato, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015

I was very surprised to find that there was a space station museum next to the grocery store! I had a wonderful time and will defenataly come back

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