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NASA Ames Research Center at California
NASA Ames Research Center
Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, Mountain View, California, 94035 | 650-604-5000
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NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, NASA Ames Research Center is a key facility for many of NASA's missions and projects. One of 10 NASA centers, Ames is involved in all aspects of space and scientific exploration and conducts groundbreaking research and development in aeronautics, exploration technology, and science. Whether you dream of becoming an astronaut or simply interested in space exploration, the public is welcome to enjoy self-guided tours of the Center's exciting exhibits and interactive activities that highlight famous missions and spacecraft. Enjoy simulated fights through the Milky Way Galaxy in the Immersive Theater, see a real moon rock and experience what it's like to live and work in space.


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Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and weekends from 12 to 4 p.m.

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  • Changing Exhibits
  • Immersive Theater Shows
  • Workshops


  • Interactive Exhibits
  • Self-Guided Tours
  • Immersive Theater Flight Simulations
  • Shuttle Cockpit Simulator
  • Moffett Field Museum
  • Seeing Spacecraft


  • Does the NASA Ames Research Center offer Tours?

    If you're interested in rocket ships, space exploration, and science, then take a self-guided tour of NASA Ames Research Center. A key facility for many of NASA's missions and projects, AMES is a self-guided tour experience that takes about an hour. Visit the Ames' Visitor Center and learn what going on at this amazing NASA facility. For information, call 650-604-6274.
  • What is there to see at NASA Ames Research Center?

    The NASA Ames Exploration Center features many exhibits that showcase the pivotal missions and achievements of NASA, like the Kepler Mission to survey the Milky Way. Take a look at new planets in the universe at the Science on a Sphere exhibit. See a real moon rock from the Apollo 15 mission, and the Mercury Redstone 1A capsule. Experience simulated flights through the Milky Way Galaxy and high-definition video shows in the Immersive Theater. You can also explore the Shuttle Cockpit Simulator and Living and Working in Space exhibit showcasing micro-gravity research.

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