NASA Glenn Visitor Center

It’s an Exciting Space Adventure

Welcome to the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, where you’ll find a completely redesigned space experience with new galleries, more interactive exhibits, fascinating artifacts and amazing NASA media.

Space Adventure Week is happening July 21-28. Find out more. 

 

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 Friendship 7 mission
  • Check out a real moon rock from Apollo 15
  • View actual space-flown suits from Skylab and Apollo, including one issued to 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 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 with air resistance and test a pressurized bottle rocket
  • Investigate how to power a space station and plan a space mission
  • Slow high-speed video of testing materials from NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Watch a video tour of NASA Glenn’s most impressive labs and test chambers on the Discover Stage, sponsored by Parker
  • And more!

 


Curious about other NASA Visitor Centers?

Find out about other world-class NASA Visitor Centers in Florida, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, California and Maryland offering entertainment and education for the whole family. Check VisitNASA.com for details.

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