Press Release

NASA Visitor Centers Take Flight – NASA Visitor Centers Provide Unique ‘Edutainment’ Experiences for Millions Annually

By SpaceRef Editor
October 26, 2012
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Nearly four million people from around the world step into NASA Visitor Centers located in major metropolitan cities across the US each year to not only experience NASA’s rich history through its priceless collections of space artifacts, but also enjoy each center’s unique family ‘edutainment’ experiences filled with wildly interactive exhibitions, engaging well-themed shows and demonstrations as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes tours.

NASA Visitor Centers are ideal for many destination vacations as all 10 centers are conveniently located in cities from coast to coast including California, Florida and Houston. Collectively, they showcase NASA’s domination in space history; advanced technologies that have stemmed from space exploration and the human spirit behind its accomplishments and future endeavors, but each NASA Visitor Center has its own distinctive style of family entertainment offerings, so visits to multiple centers across the country provide visitors with compelling yet exclusive experiences that are unmatched in the world of family-style entertainment.

“NASA Visitor Centers tell the story of America’s amazing spirit and exciting history of space exploration to visitors from around the world,” said Roger Bornstein, director of marketing for Space Center Houston. “Visitors will not only be enriched, but inspired with the scores of artifacts, family entertainment and exceptional educational programs.”

The NASA Visitor Centers include Kennedy Space Center in Florida; Johnson Space Center in Texas; U.S. Space & Rocket Center at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama; Glenn Visitor Center at Great Lakes Science Center in Ohio; Virginia Air & Space Center at Langley Research Center in Virginia; Ames Research Center in California; Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland; Stennis Space Center in Mississippi; Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California and Dryden Flight Research Center in California.

About NASA Visitor Centers

The visitor centers all support NASA’s mission and goals of maintaining the integrity of NASA’s memorable past, present and future; increase public interest in math and science careers through educational and mentoring programs as well as promoting the extensive benefits of space exploration. For additional information, visit


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