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Virginia Air & Space Center

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Address: 606 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton, VA 23669-4033
Phone Number: 804-727-0900
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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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IMAX was awesome

The attractions were ok, needs to be more interactive areas for the kids. the simulation was broken when we visited, we will visit again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Johnny G
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Suffolk, Virginia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very nice air and space museum. A small collection of aircraft and space hardware, but a good number of interactive learning experiences. An IMAX showing is included in the admission.

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Hampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a place you must see in Hampton. It defines Hampton and our history with space exploration. Really fun for the children, lots to see and do for all ages. The movie theatre inside is also worth going to. As an adult, I found trying to fly a spacecraft very challenging. A definite MUST for visiting Hampton Roads area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is so much history at the Virginia Air and Space Center. I not only went once, but went back to see more the next day. Well worth a visit especially if you have out of town visitors as they probably have nothing like this in the area they live. I look forward to going back again this year with... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is such a great place. They have static and traveling displays. Interactive for kids and adults. You can see some amazing planes. There are stairs and an elevator, so it's easy to get around. Nice view from their sky deck. View of downtown and the river. They offer classes and camps throughout the day, and educational lectures at night.... More 

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit and we had a great time. There are many historic artifacts from the early days of flight and space flight. There are tons of things to see and experience. It is a great venue, highly recommend, especially if you grew up in the 60's and remember the early days of space flight.

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to see the Robots IMAX 3D to start our journey!! Fun for the whole family! Incredible and amazing! Love Michelle talking about electricity! She was so knowledgeable and fun and loves PUNS!! Made kids learn while having fun! You can tell she loves working there.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The attractions were ok, needs to be more interactive areas for the kids. the simulation was broken when we visited, we will visit again.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this museum on the way to Visit VA Beach. This was a wonderful experience for the kids and we enjoyed ourselves as well. There are a lot of interactive exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My son Brendon enjoyed that space center. We Saw so much in their. They have 3 floors and it was a lot to learn for the kids. Would recommend it to family's with kids!

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Kaltenbrunn, Bayern, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is really a museum catering to the very young >6 and early-teen (11-14). There area number of interactive exhibits. Young kids can build things with blocks while older kids can read and do some of the basic experiments. Parents are mildly amused, but mostly help their kids. It has an attached Imax Theater which is very nice. You can... More 

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