Wallops Flight Facility, located on Virginia's Eastern Shore, was established in 1945 by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics as a center for aeronautic research. Today, Wallops is NASA's principal facility for management and implementation of suborbital research programs.
The NASA Wallops Visitor Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday- Saturday for the fall-winter season. The Visitor Center will always be OPEN during launch operations, regardless of the day of the week. Official NASA website information please click here.
The NASA Visitor Center at Wallops Flight Facility is the place to explore the past, present, and future of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Featuring exhibits about the history of Wallops, the science behind aeronautics, the programs carried out at Wallops, and current/upcoming Wallops missions, the Visitor Center is fun and educational for all ages - you don't have to be a space enthusiast to have a good time. We offer numerous free group programs and weekly activities that are available to the public and we coordinate activities with astronomical events. Not to mention, the Visitor Center is the perfect viewing site for rocket launches from Wallops Island. Our exhibits are constantly being updated. Be sure to check out the newly renovated auditorium complete with a nine-television high-definition display and the rooftop viewing area available to the public. Located inside the Visitor Center, the Gift Shop, open seasonally, offers models, patches, games, clothing and a variety of NASA souvenirs. There's something here for everyone!
Plan a visit to NASA as part of your next trip to the Eastern Shore. Admission is free - stop by today!
From Ocean City, MD:
Drive west on US-50 W and then turn left (south) on US-113 S around Berlin, MD to Pocomoke City, MD. Turn left (south) on US-13 S and drive south for approximately 12 miles. A few miles after crossing into Virginia, turn left (east) on VA Rt. 175 at the T's corner stoplight. Continue on Rt. 175 for approximately 6 miles. The Visitor Center will be on your right (south) across from the main base. Landmarks include a road sign for the Visitor Center and large rocket exhibits on the grounds. Turn right into the parking lot.
More than a museum, living space and science!