Activities & Resources
NASA Glenn Visitor Center352in Cleveland, OH 44135
about NASA Glenn Visitor Center:
While it's part static museum (a few displays are dedicated to NASA accomplishments, and the Apollo Command Module - the second manned module sent to Skylab - is here), its bigger part is interactive, educational, and fun. As such, even toddlers can enjoy a visit here.
Interactive and static displays highlight the how behind the what it is that Glenn's engineers and scientists do. Exhibits clearly illustrate the scientific method at work, from vertical-takeoff aircraft (Glenn researchers were instrumental in them off the ground) to how propulsion and compression are managed differently depending on the speed at which a vehicle travels - from sub-sonic to hypersonic to escape-velocity speeds.
Groups of 20 or more, including youth clubs, scouting organizations, schools, and other groups may schedule tours of the visitor center. To arrange, call Brenda Morgan in Graded School Programs and Guided Tours (216.433.3156).
The center also hosts numerous special events throughout the year, most notably the popular Third Saturday program, during which a bevy of activities engage and entertain kids. See our calendar or the center's website for upcoming programs.
NOTE: Visitors must be US citizens with a government issued photo IDs (children do not need ID) in order to enter the visitor center, and all vehicles entering the Glenn grounds are subject to inspection. No photography is allowed outside the building, however, photos of inside displays are permitted.