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Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside 3D IMAX Theater

600 Settlers Landing Road - Hampton, VA 23669

Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside 3D IMAX Theater

The visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base. This world-class facility features the Adventures in Flight and Space Quest galleries and more than 100 “hands-on” exhibits that tell the story of air and space exploration. See the Apollo 12 Command Module, a Mars meteorite and a three-billion year-old moon rock! Make a crater, travel to Mars and fly an airplane. Visit the technologically advanced 3D IMAX® Theater and see a film on a five-story screen with 16,000 watts of digital-sound.


  • DC-9 Future of Flight Theater open March 2014
  • Blast Off! exhibit open  July 1   Let your imagination soar when you pretend, play and explore space with this new hands-on exhibit.  Build a rocket, learn about space food and sleep on a wall! Suit up in a spacesuit, explore the moon’s surface, and learn about gravity as you manipulate the lunar rover.
  • Living in Space exhibit  open July 1  Become an International Space Station (ISS) crewmember for a day and see what it is like to Live, Work and Play in space with this hands-on exhibit. Plan a day in space, perform a simulated science experiment, try out daily activities like mealtime or playtime, and dock with a spacecraft.

Open daily year-round: Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas evenings.

General Admission (45 min IMAX film included): $18 Adults; $15 Military, NASA; $16 Seniors (65+); $14.50 Children/Students ages 3-18.

IMAX Only Admission: $8 Adults; $7 Military, NASA; $7 Seniors (65+); $6 Children/students ages 3-18.

General Admission tickets and IMAX Only tickets are free for members. 

Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside 3D IMAX Theater