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NASA Ames Visitor Center

Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA 94035
+1 408-604-6497
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Small but interesting enough for a taste of the space odyssey

This is the second time I’ve been there and i still like it quite a bit. There are interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Virginia W
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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Bit disappointing

Run down, exhibits obviously haven’t been updated since at least 2013. Lots of closed exhibits, or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Isabelle K
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This major NASA research center in the heart of Silicon Valley features an interactive visitors center.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good23%
  • Average34%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible4%
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“research center” (14 reviews)
“space program” (8 reviews)
“wind tunnel” (7 reviews)
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Moffett Field, Mountain View, CA 94035
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time I’ve been there and i still like it quite a bit. There are interesting models of the space shuttles and astronauts for pictures and it is quite informative about the life in the outer space. I would recommend it for...More

Thank Virginia W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Run down, exhibits obviously haven’t been updated since at least 2013. Lots of closed exhibits, or exhibits with explanations missing. Main thing was a big projector screen playing videos from YouTube. At least I didn’t pay for it...

1  Thank Isabelle K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was very run down without much going on. Several exhibits were closed and the ones they did have werent very up to date

Thank Jaron H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small location, but I found it interesting. I watched the entire video about the Space Station, so including looking at the rest of the displays and pursuing the gift shop, I was there about 1.5 hours. I did learn about the Kepler Space Telescope, SOFIA...More

1  Thank Teresa W
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

The building is basically a large tent. Interesting displays, a few hands on exhibits and a theater area where space related footage is played. My stepson really enjoyed learning how astronauts use the bathroom in space.

Thank belindam
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

For free, this is an interesting little side trip. Nothing fancy, it gives you a taste of what the Ames research center does. Some of the exhibits are a little beat up, but for no entry cost, worth the 20-30 minutes we spent here

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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

This is a small NASA Ames place. It pretty cool to bring your kids. Total time spent here at least 45min to 1 hr. Can't go wrong with a free visit.

2  Thank Aleksandr K
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The NASA Ames Research Center is an important part of our space program which is located at Moffett Field. Moffett used to be Home to giant dirigibles. At the visitor’s center you will see a lot off cool historic items including the Mercury I capsule...More

Thank Nadorick
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Yes this is free, and so therefore you loose nothing but travel time and petrol, but what a disappointment. The material is pretty basic and very dated. Some of the exhits looked like school children had modeled them with tin foil. There has been a...More

Thank Livesbythec
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Free to go for the research center but the thing there are broken or not very well explained. I would say, you should go if you have something else to do in the area otherwise don’t... you ll spend maximum 30 mins

Thank RaphaelTravel
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There is a bus that goes from Mountain View to NASA but it's better to go by taxi. There is nothing to pay to get in it's just a small store and an area with astronauts clothes, moon stone and other things.
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