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very informative

interesting facts about NASA really cool exhibits would go again not a long wait, orderly and... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2020
juliusc833
Disappointing

This used to be an extremely interesting place to go if you were interested in space. It is now... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2019
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Mountain View, California
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Reviewed August 27, 2016

Pros:
--It's completely Free.
--Cool gift shop with tons of nerdy gifts - loads of NASA t-shirts, etc.
--not crowded during the week

Cons:
--Not much to see. Our visit took about 15 minutes. I can't see spending more than 30 minutes in there if you spend a long time at each exhibit
--Staff didn't really care about the visitors. They hung out at the front desk watching netflix when I visited. Didn't greet anyone, or even look up once.
--Most of the stuff there is either broken or really outdated.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Joe M
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

When I had relatives visiting from out of town, we looked for things to do in Mountain View. It's cool that the NASA gift shop and visitor center is here, and there are definitely some interesting displays. The mock space station is neat (though the one at the LA Science Center is better) The video projection on the earth-sphere is cool (but I've seen it elsewhere, too) There are some other hands-on displays (not all are working) and a giant movie projection playing a youtube playlist of NASA/Moffett videos. If there was an admission charge, I might have been disappointed, but it's a decent stop if being a tourist in Silicon Valley. (It is very, very close to 101 at Moffett Blvd. Don't enter the base, turn right and go to "the big tent".)

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is a small, but well organized museum of NASA gadgets. My 5 year old son loved and wants to become an astronaut. So, it was cool. I wish the gift shop was a little bigger.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We have two kids ages 2-4 and they had fun running around and exploring for 45 minutes. Plenty of parking outside the center, and there is a gift store with lots of space related items for sale.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank julianjest
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Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a small, old place. It does have a cool things inside. Replicas, inferred scanner, Mercury Spacecraft that was on Mercury in 1960, etc. It is cool to see, it's free, and doesn't take long to go through. I could see it taking an hour, but about 20 minutes is all it took us.

Date of experience: June 2016
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