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“Moon rock! Little else”

NASA Ames Visitor Center
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Owner description: This major NASA research center in the heart of Silicon Valley features an interactive visitors center.
Reviewed 28 September 2013

This feels a lot like someone has told Ames that they have to do a visitors centre, when really they'd prefer just tog get on with the science. A lot of theexhibits seem like they were a good idea gew years ago but have got a bit tired. The moon rock is good to see, but then again, it's a rock in a box. Good space suits from yesteryear. Worth a visit nevertheless.

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Reviewed 21 July 2013

This is a very small museum but there were enough interesting exhibits that I wish we had more time to spend here. There was a mockup of the space station that had lots of video monitors inside with the astronauts explaining everyday life on the station and other tidbits about the station. There are some moon rocks, which I love looking at, just knowing they came from the moon is amazing to me. There was a large video screen area that showed special films throughout the day, but we didn't have time to see any of them. It is very close to the Moffett Field Historical Society Museum, which was even better than this research center.

Thank Julie C
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

The best part of the visit is that it is free. Many similar exhibits are available at the Tech museum in San Jose, which is a much better overall use of time.

Thank Amyloidbeta
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Tried to go on July 3rd - closed so "families can prepare for July 4th"... obviously closed the 4th.... then got there on Saturday at 10am but they didn't open until 12pm - so never actually got to go inside,

NOTE - you do not get to go into the Ames Research Center /NASA building- what you do get to do is go into the VISITORS center just before the Moffet Field base entrance. If you can manage to get on to the base, there is a wonderful museum with tons of displays and information - outside are planes/helicopter - it is right next to one of the blimp hangars (wth skin removed). You can drive around and see the Ames Reserach buildings, wind tunnel, etc. but it is all gated inside the actual base gates. Nonetheless, an excellent experience!

Thank TrvlnRoundUS
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

It is good to see this scientific landmark. Be sure to note the change in "Hanger One". the skin has been removed so it is currently in a skeletal state but should be recovered sometime soon. The visitor center is worth a visit.

Thank flowerfun
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