NASA Wallops Visitor Center Offers Summer Science and Engineering Programs
At 2 p.m. Wednesdays, take part in the NASA Visitor Center Family Engineering Challenges. Visitors can assemble a team of friends or family to discuss a challenge Wallops Island’s engineers face, then work to overcome a similar type of challenge.
And Fridays at 2 p.m., take part in straw or model rocket launches, weather permitting, at the Visitor Center. If the rockets are unable to be launched because of weather, a rocketry presentation will be conducted in the Visitor Center auditorium.
At 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays, NASA hosts Peculiar Planet, a short program to learn about one of the strange worlds in our solar system.
Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. space science crafts will be constructed in the Make and Take activity. The Visitor Center will provide crafts, activity sheets, and more.
These events will be running from July to August.
The NASA Visitor Center, located on Va. Rt. 175 about six miles from U.S. Route 13 and five miles from Chincoteague, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.