Virginia Air & Space Center
Region: Hampton, Other
Imaginations will soar at this hands-on, minds-on science center that features interactive exhibits, a five-story-high IMAX Theater and Cool Science every day!
Explore 100 years of flight with more than 30 aircraft, take the yoke at a number of flight simulators, and see awe-inspiring space-flight artifacts. Be amazed by the Apollo 12 Command Module and NASA's new Orion space craft. Investigate science, technology, engineering and math through Cool Science and changing exhibits. Watch a movie or be part of one in the state-of-the-art Riverside 3D IMAX Theater!
Be amazed by the Apollo 12 Command Module and NASA's new Orion space craft and so many other fascinating things from our days in Space. It's worth the drive from the oceanfront to see history!
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We only stopped here on this day to get a flat penny from their machine. The lady st reception was helpful in pointing out where the flat penny machine was located and she wanted to see my penny before I left. Can't really speak to anything else because we didn't visit there. It seemed like a nice place to take your kids.
Really great. A lot of neat things to see and read. Staff is very knowledgeable and can show and teach you new information if you ask. Week day visit left us with plenty of time to browse at our own pace. You could easily spend 5-6 hours there taking your time or rush through in an hour. I recommend taking your time. The models were my favorite part. They have space and airplane models. There is also a large area for kids to blow off energy and learn at the same time. IMAX is always fun. I've only seen one of the movies. It it was awesome.
Pros: Friendly, polite staff. Nice exhibits with lots of information. One free IMAX movie with purchase of regular tickets. Lots of accessible restrooms.
Cons: A lot of the interactive exhibits weren't working well or at all. There's a lot of dust and debris on top of the hanging aircraft, so if you look at them from the top, you'll see it all.
Summary: We had a nice time and learned quite a bit. I would mention that it's about $20 per adult, so it's a little pricey, but that would have been fine if all the interactive exhibits were working.
This is a great interactive experience for kids. For adults, the many static displays hold interest if you have an interest of things aeronautical. They have the first F105 Delta Dart I've seen on display. The history of NASAs Langley facility is well documented. Nice gift shop too.
I was here for an after hours wedding that really worked well for that type of event. Nicely catered. It was an amazing evening.
I have a kid that loves everything space and solar system. They have these huge planet structures(the giants) hanging from the ceiling and he loves watching and pointing to them. Very good 3D movies and I'd recommend taking the membership if you live close-by. You will get access to lots of different museums such as Orlando Science Museum (which I highly recommend if you are in Orlando)