The Visitor Center at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, MD) offers a unique destination that provides valuable inspirational and educational experiences for all ages. The center provides many unique programs, special events and presentations that highlight Goddard’s Earth and Space Science, engineering and technology work, and demonstrate what is current and unique about Goddard and NASA through exciting interactive experiences for the public.
While at the Visitor Center, you can study displays of rockets, satellites, and meteoritesâ€”even look at a moon rock up close. NASA communication center is here, as is the Hubble Space Telescope control center.
The Goddard Visitor Center hours are from September 1 through June 30, 10 am – 3 pm, Tuesday through Friday, and 12 pm – 4 pm Saturday and Sunday. The Visitor Center is closed on Mondays. From July 1 through August 31, the Visitor Center hours are 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday and closed on Sunday and Monday. The Visitor Center is also closed on all Federal holidays.
The Gift Shop, located next to the Visitor Center, offers post cards, publications, patches, models, space-related educational toys, games, clothing, and other NASA souvenirs.
Admission is free, and self-guided visits are welcome. Educational groups are encouraged to schedule a visit program ahead of time.