NASA Ames Research & Visitor CenterLocated in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, Ames Research Center is one of 10 NASA field centers. Most notably involved with entry, descent and landing technologies, astrobiology and airborne science, Ames plays a vital role in all of NASA's missions and aeronautics programs. Operating on an annual budget of $900 million and the dedication of 2500 employees, Ames has provided NASA with some of the most critical advancements in aviation to date.
Hours -The Exploration Center is open Tuesday through Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm and on weekends 12:00pm - 4:00pm.
- Vertical Motion Simulation
- FutureFlight Central
- Benefits from Apollo: Giant Leaps in Technology
- Gift Shop
- Guided Tours
- Interactive Exhibits