Huge things have been happening behind the scenes! Come check out our new Space Explorer Gallery! The new gallery offers dozens of interactive displays, showcases artifacts in innovative and exciting ways, and brings cutting edge exhibits to Hampton Roads. The IMAX Theatre is newly renovated too! Let us ‘wow’ you from the new floors up to the new comfier seats, new screen, and new projection; all for an even better viewing experience at the LARGEST screen in Hampton Roads!

Purchase tickets in advance here and check here for important information before your visit.  

Exciting News For The Virginia Air & Space Science Center!

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Upcoming Event!

December 29, 2021 – Rainbow Puppet Production Sponsored by Optima Health Presents “Open a Book 2022”  (Open to the public)

Come join us at the Virginia Air & Space Science Center on December 29, 2021, for a visit from Blackbeard the Pirate, a mermaid, and Chessie the Manatee. The puppet show will be open to the public, but members will be allowed to RSVP for VIP seating.

Showtimes: 10:30am, 11:30am, & 12:30pm

Each child will also receive a copy of Rainbow Puppets’ new storybook, “The Amazing Adventures of Chessie the Manatee” or a new chapter book, “You Can Do That? Amazing Jobs and the People Who Do Them.”

Space Explorer Gallery and More!

The new Space Explorer Gallery invites you to celebrate the spirit of exploration through state-of-the-art, interactive exhibits that explore our solar system!

Also check out unique space flight artifacts such as the Apollo 12 Command Module and tons of historic aircraft!

IMAX Theatre – Newly Renovated!

Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D

Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D takes us on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. New ocean technology has allowed us to delve further into the unknown than we ever thought possible.

Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D

The first original large format dinosaur film in over a decade, Dinosaurs of Antarctica introduces the amazing and bizarre prehistoric creatures that inhabited Antarctic forests and swamps hundreds of millions of years ago.

Asteroid Hunters 3D

Venture into deep space for a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world with this IMAX original film, narrated by Daisy Ridley.

Take a Look! 

The Robot Zoo – This traveling exhibit gives visitors an up-close look at the biomechanics of complex animal robots to discover how real animals work! The larger-than-life-size display of animated robots is located in our Flight Gallery! Purchase tickets in advance to make sure you don’t miss this fascinating exhibit – EXTENDED for a LIMITED TIME

Become a Member TODAY!

Membership includes unlimited exhibit and IMAX admission for one year & free Admission to 300+ reciprocal science/natural history centers around the world through the ASTC Passport Program.

Synchronous Online Programs

Our educators sure miss bringing our programs to the classroom, but did you know that some of our programs have been adapted for online learning? Using Zoom with Nearpod, our most requested SOL-focused programs can be booked for your virtual classroom! 

Sigma Series Lectures

Although in-person talks were cancelled from April through November of 2020, Sigma Series lectures resumed in December via the wonder of live-streaming! Click ‘Learn More’ to see what exciting topics are coming up for discussion. 

Hours of Operation 

Monday* Closed
Tuesday* Closed
Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm

 *The Center is closed Mondays and Tuesdays with the exception of the following dates:

December 20, 21, 27, 28, January 17, February 21

Ticket Prices

Children (0-2) FREE
Children (3-18) $18.50
Adults (19-64) $22.00
Seniors (65+) $20.00
Active Duty Military/NASA $19.00
Members are Free

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