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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This place is great for the most part, especially to take the kids to. There are a lot of stellar exhibits for aspiring astronauts, and it's a great way to put military ships and planes into an aviation/space context. It's educational AND fun, especially if you have a great love of anything space. The only lessened part of this place is that a few of the exhibits are not working to the extent they should, but the place seems like a consistent work-in-progress and it's only getting better!
Final note: If you have a membership to many other science center type places from across the U.S. it can possibly be used here, which is really nicely if you're a tourist or military family. Entirely worth the membership price!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place! So many examples of air and space craft throughout the ages, interactive exhibits to engage the visitors, and a really cool solarium! They even have a B-24, a replica Wright flyer, a DC-9 that you can board, and so much more! I actually enjoy this one more than the one in Huntsville, AL. They also have a flight simulator!
For any sea, air, or space fan this is the place for you. They have models and exhibits of everything from air craft carriers to Mars rovers. You can simulate a space flight all the way to landing a lunar lander. There is a cafe for food and drinks. There is an elevator for easy handicap access. The IMAX theater is the largest in the area and always has at least 3 different movies showing multiple times a day. Highly suggested for kids and the young at heart.
A good portion of the displays were closed for repairs or renovation (as of 13 Jul 19), but what was up was fun and engaging. Staff were all polite and knowledgeable. Definitely will head there again when my son is a bit older! I'll be sure to update the review then too.
Always a pleasure to visit the air and space center. Their exhibits are great and they have something for everyone of all ages there. I especially love the monthly lectures they have. It is free to attend them.