NASA Glenn Visitor Center

It’s an Exciting Space Adventure

Welcome to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, where you’ll find an awesome space experience with galleries, interactive exhibits, fascinating artifacts and amazing NASA media. 

Explore Gallery

See the Skylab 3 Apollo Command Module in its new home.Explore the past, present and future of human space exploration and understand the challenges that humans have solved to travel to space, explore space and return to Earth safely.

  • Look inside the actual 1973 Skylab 3 Apollo Command Module
  • Experience a multi-media trip through landmark moments in space history
  • See artifacts from John Glenn’s February 20, 1962 Friendship 7 mission
  • Check out a real moon rock from the Apollo 15 mission
  • View actual space suits flown on the Skylab and Apollo missions, including one issued to astronaut Buzz Aldrin
  • And more!

Living in Space Gallery

Climb inside a full-scale Mercury capsule and take the controls!After astronauts get to space, how do they eat, sleep and go to the bathroom? Learn about day-to-day living on the International Space Station and find out how we’re preparing for longer space journeys to Mars and beyond!

  • See how astronauts live and work on the International Space Station
  • Take your photo in a space suit
  • Examine the giant Mars airbag landing system tested by the NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Climb inside a full scale model of a Mercury capsule
  • Explore a Martian landscape and learn more about the Red Planet
  • And more!

Discover Gallery

Experiment with testing materials in the brand-new Discover Gallery and see how they’ll react in space.Explore the underlying science and engineering principles that make major accomplishments in space and aeronautics possible!

  • Enter the gallery through a replica of an immense test chamber door
  • Experiment and test a pressurized bottle rocket
  • Investigate how to power a space station and plan a space mission
  • See high-speed video of materials tested at NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Watch a video tour of NASA Glenn’s most impressive labs and test chambers at the Parker Discover Stage
  • And more!



In partnership with the NASA Glenn Research Center, Great Lakes Science Center is presenting a free admission day to all youth (ages 2-12) on Monday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Guests who visit the Science Center will be able to enjoy the NASA Glenn Visitor Center and the other galleries, including the traveling exhibition, Sports Arena, throughout the day. Steamship William G. Mather is closed on Mondays. Omnimax movies are available at a nominal cost.

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