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NASA GSFC Visitor Center

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Address: 8800 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20771-0001
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A great rainy-day attraction near Wallops Island, the center conducts...

A great rainy-day attraction near Wallops Island, the center conducts launches of its model rockets.

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A Fine Way To Find Out Whats Out There

Entry is free to here, I would pay to gain entry. Its informative and has lots of things to see. Does not have a cafe on site, but you can take your own picnic and eat in the... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2016
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United Kingdom
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316 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Entry is free to here, I would pay to gain entry. Its informative and has lots of things to see. Does not have a cafe on site, but you can take your own picnic and eat in the gardens which is nice.

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Jaragua Do Sul, SC
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I recommended a visit there. You can see a lot of pictures of the universe. There is an incredible video of images of the sun! You can see other things like Nasa's rockets.

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Thank Elisa P
Hannibal, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The NASA Goddard Visitors Center offers some nice updated interactive exhibits that appeal to all ages. The Solarium room shows breath-taking footage of REAL surface of the sun activity. That must not be missed if you visit here. Allow an hour or two for a visit. They also have a nice gift shop with reasonably priced NASA souveniers - T... More 

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United States
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We went to the Goodard visitor space centre with my child to show her the space activity been conducted by NASA. This space center is perhaps a bit small in size. It as one large hall in which all the work is displayed in the form of exhibition. All the exhibits are placed close to each other and there was... More 

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

What a place. If you're interested in science, space exploration, this is the place to be! I took my 9 year old grandson there on Sept.26, 2015 for the Open House. NASA opened 10 buildings to the public. They were celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope! We were able to go where they are now building it's... More 

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Thank 602gladysi
Laurel, Maryland
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212 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The Visitors Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is small, but contains major artifacts of the space age. They have a boilerplate 2-person Gemini capsule you can get in to see how roomy it is, and an Apollo capsule. The tall Delta rocket dominates the outside, surrounded by several smaller sounding rockets. The gift shop has an assortment of... More 

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great day at NASA visitor centre, very interesting and informative. Staff brilliant bus driver that took us on the tour was fantastic. Well worth the visit a must when in Orlando......

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We spent 5 hours here with our 6-year old twin boys on a recent trip to Washington DC. After the crowds and walking and exhaustion of the National Mall attractions, this place was perfect. The visitor center is small and uncrowded, so we could let our boys roam at will without worrying about keeping track of them. The exhibits are... More 

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Missouri
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

I believed this visitor center to be a greater experience for space than the Smithsonian. Air and Space Museum. They have a lot of flatscreen a with interactive learning for grade school children and give tours during regular business days of their exhibits on the back property. One caution, it is quite a way from the Greenbelt Metro terminal so... More 

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North Iceland, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Very interesting. The area is very cool . you get a lot for your money . All staff is perfect . You can see great picture and perfect video show. Amazing simulator. One of the best in my vacation.You do not have to be a lover of space to enjoy the area.

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