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NASA VISITOR CENTER                       757-824-2298
Bldg. J-17, Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, VA  23337

DIRECTIONS: On Rte 175, five miles from Rte 13 and Chincoteague, VA.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  The NASA GSFC’s Visitor Center at Wallops Flight Facility illustrates the world of past, present and future flight.  Exhibited are a moon rock sample from the Apollo 17 mission, practice suit of one of the Apollo astronauts, scale models of space probes, satellites, aircraft and research conducted here and at other NASA centers.  Hands-on activities help visitors understand aspects of NASA.

PARKING:  3 wheelchair accessible parking spaces.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Concrete sidewalks with no steep grades.  Paths vary in length. 

ENTRANCE:  In front.  Glass entry doors, 39 in. wide, easily open out with clearly marked metal pull bar handle located 38 in. above floor. 

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Next to front entrance.  Doors 33 in. wide, open out.  Turns to enter.  Accessible stalls have 30 in. wide doors opening out, handrails.  19 in. toilet seat height, 12 in. between commode  and wall.  Sink height 35 in.  Pipes in wall.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Rest rooms are identified by a raised figure with pants or skirt on door to designate men or women.

For guests with hearing disabilities, televised exhibits are open captioned.

For guests with visual disabilities, there are audio cassettes, portable tape recorders, hands-on exhibits involving computers and documents in large print on non-glossy surface.


GIFT SHOP:  Aisles 44 in. wide.  Counters 40 in. high.  Clerks assist customers with special needs.  Aisles clear of temporary displays.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Credit cards: V and MC in gift shop.  Free admission.  Hours:  10-4 Th-Mon Mar-Nov, except center is open daily Jul 4th-Labor Day.  The center is closed on federal holidays, except Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.

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