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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Aerospace museum that holds more than 100 exhibits, including the Apollo 12...

Aerospace museum that holds more than 100 exhibits, including the Apollo 12 command module and several IMAX films.

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Some good things, some disappointments

There are a lot of interesting artifacts here but the center is mostly set up for kids, not so much as a museum. I kept wishing there was more information available abou the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Axton, Virginia
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40 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After paying $67 for two adults and two kids...we expected more working exhibits for the money. This was such a let down! As soon as we enter there was a simulated ride, my kids wanted to hop on and then we were told it was an additional $4!!! No thanks!!! Go enjoy other parts of the area, save your money.... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just a wonderful place to visit. There is lots of interaction for all ages. Children are allowed to touch things and see how they work. I was amazed to see how small the Apollo Command Module was. I also got a crick in my neck from looking up at all the beautiful planes. The IMAX theatre is something else! Just... More 

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Thank Kate L
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to learn about space travel and our history of flight. Plus, it's a great place for those who might have been in the business of rockets. There are gentlemen--real rocket scientists!--there who actually worked on the programs and the rocketships that went to space. They're happy to talk with all ages, answering any questions. Plus, there are fun... More 

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South Boston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely not worth the hefty admission price. At least a quarter of the exhibits were OUT OF ORDER for our visit, some marked as out of order, and some just not working. Surprising since this is an official "Visit NASA" attraction. Come on people, get this stuff fixed. Not worth the price of admission. Period.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful museum, and great for all ages!!! Pay per car, so I recommend going as a group. Please reserve 2 to 3 hours for the museum!

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Central Valley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just as others have reviewed.. Many things broken, not working. having been to other space museums i found this one poorly executed. There seemed to be no order and the facility is not maintained. They charge a lot for a second rate experience. I honetly do not know the cost to maintain a facility like this but with what they... More 

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Cumberland, Va.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Difficult to get to, but worth the trouble. Lot of rare aircraft, from research to pleasure flying, to a DC-9. The Apollo 12 capsule is awesome! Lots of stuff for kids, young adults. Only complaint, wish some aircraft were more observable.....mainly the F-104 and P-39.

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Thank Michael H
Hampton Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to learn some history about NASA and flight history !! A lot of planes and space craft in the building too see. A great experience young and old !!!!

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Thank Ken B
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of interesting artifacts here but the center is mostly set up for kids, not so much as a museum. I kept wishing there was more information available abou the aircraft on display. The center gallery is beautiful, while the gallery with the B-24 is dark and cramped. The second floor gallery with the Solarium sun video... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 777 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any true aviation/space buff will enjoy the displays, even the fake ones. This Space center is definitely geared towards kids. It's definitely dated,yet the planes, space capsules, and hands on interactive stations will entertain kids of all ages. We thought the IMAX movie was overpriced. It's not Cape Canaveral by any means.

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