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.


  • Imagine life in humanity’s future space colonies as you enter the Inflatable Lunar Habitat, one of the center’s newest exhibits, which is the first of its kind to be open to the public at a NASA Visitor Center.
  • The Mars Rover Curiosity exhibit has been updated as a 3-D experience.



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

General Admission (45 min IMAX film included): $19.00 Adults; $16.00 Military, NASA; $17.00 Seniors (65+); $15.50 Children/Students ages 3-18.

IMAX Only Admission: $9.00 Adults; $8.00 Military, NASA; $8.00 Seniors (65+); $7.00 Children/students ages 3-18.

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

For a virtual tour click here.