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“Volunteers are Great” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Space Station Museum

The Space Station Museum
Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Novato
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Volunteers are Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

Volunteer was wonderful and knowledgeable. My kids and I had a wonderful experience and plan to go back as they change out their exhibit several times a year. Plus it's free. But please leave a donation!

Visited April 2014
1 Thank ChristyBrown8
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Winter Springs, Florida
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Amazed by knowledge of volunteers.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

Even the three year old in our party was captivated by the space suits and memorabilia. Not surprisingly, his favorite was the cosmonaut "diaper". One nice feature of this little jam-packed museum is that almost everything is "hands on". You can try on a space suit sleeve or a helmet, and pick up various kinds of meteorites.
Volunteers staff the museum and are very knowledgeable and eager to show you everything they have on display.
Be sure to check on whether they will be open when you are there, as the hours are limited. If you find them closed, you can walk next door to Marin Coffee Roasters to savor great coffee and unique pastries.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank claireleefl
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108 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Give it an A- Great Place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a cool place to visit. Good history, authentic memorabilia and history. Only problem I had was there was NOTHING about our own Novato female astronaut, Yvonne Darlene Cagle, M.D., NASA Astronaut. WHAT is up with that?? I hope the owners of the museum see this and add her pics and history to their personal exhibition!!!

Visited April 2013
1 Thank 50PlusCalifornia
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Novato, California
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonder in Novato”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

Many interesting items and photos. Complete with original space suits, astronaut stories. Great for families with young children and teens.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank sazeiter
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Truly a little gem in little Novato! An awe inspiring visit for everyone, with hands-on exhibits for children. Adults who remember the Cold War will be surprised at the amount of space memorabilia from the USSR, and more recently, Russia's adventures to the Space Station.
Sometimes, an American astronaut will make a guest appearance at the Space Station Museum, which is a rare and special treat.

Overall, a wonderful educational experience for everyone of all ages, especially those interested in things NASA.

Visited June 2013
Thank Marinite38
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