NASA Exploration Center

Moffet Field
Mountain View, CA 94035

(650) 604-5000


NASA Ames Research Center is a key facility for many of NASA’s missions and projects.

Place Information

  • Place Category

    Museums, Venues

  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Monday closed
    Tuesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Word on the Street

Aspiring astronauts will find a wealth of inspiration at the NASA Ames Exploration Center.  Located at the main gate to NASA Ames at Moffett Field just off US 101, the center, which is open to the public free of charge, boasts some impressive and exciting exhibits, including one of the original Mercury capsules, a space shuttle wind tunnel,  the largest Immersive Theater on the West Coast, and a real sample of moon rock collected by the crew of the Apollo 15.

NASA Exploration Center: From the Parents


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