Plan Your Visit

Please note: masks are required to be worn in the Center in accordance with Governor/CDC guidelines. Please click here for our COVID-19 policies and procedures.

Experience the Birthplace of America’s Space Program

The Virginia Air & Space Science Center, the official visitor center of NASA Langley Research Center, is one of 14 NASA Visitor Centers and located in Hampton, Virginia, the birthplace of America’s space program. The Virginia Air & Space Science Center features interactive STEM exhibits spanning 100 years of flight, more than 30 historic aircraft, a hands-on space gallery, unique space flight artifacts, and more! You can learn more about NASA Visitor Centers at visitnasa.com.

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Guest Services

Cosmic Café

Enjoy a meal or light snack during your visit! Our Cosmic Café, nestled next to the IMAX Theatre features an assortment of light entrees, sweet or savory snacks, and a variety of IMAX concessions. See more information here.

MaxFlight Simulator

Think you can fly? Then check out our MaxFlight Simulator! This wild ride combines fully interactive 360-degree pitch and roll technology that allows you to fly WWII era combat planes, ride a rollercoaster, or even try your hand at flying planes on display here in the center! Contact Visitor Services for information regarding pricing, hours, availability, and safety restrictions at (757) 727-0900 ext 746. Due to COVID-19, the MaxFlight is closed until further notice.

Gift Shop

Don’t forget to take home a souvenir from a NASA Visitor Center! The Virginia Air & Space Science Center Gift Shop has a variety of NASA-inspired merchandise from t-shirts and coffee cups to models and mission patches!

The Gift Shop features a number of hands-on and minds-on educational toys, books, science kits, and more. From flight suits for little astronauts to the latest kit on how to make slime, any visitor can be inspired with something from the Virginia Air & Space Science Center Gift Shop.

Looking for something specific? Contact the Gift Shop by calling 757.727.0900, ext. 794. Click here to shop our online gift shop.

Handicap Access & Parking

The Center is attentive in meeting all the needs of its visitors. Convenient ramps and an elevator allow easy access to all areas and levels of the Center, including the IMAX® Theatre, with the exception of the Observation Deck. Wheelchairs are available at the Admissions Desk. Please see a visitor services representative for details.

Free public parking is available across the street from the Virginia Air & Space Science Center in the free public parking garage.