Lanham, Maryland: NASA Rocket Garden and Moon Tree

NASA's Goddard research lab features a public visitor center with outdoor rocket garden and Moon Tree, grown from a seed brought back by Apollo 14.

NASA Goddard Visitor Center

9414-9432 Greenbelt Rd, Lanham, MD
NASA Goddard Visitor Center. On ICESat Rd, turn left into the Visitor Center before security checkpoint.
Gated after hours. Summer Tu-F 10-5, Sa-Su 12-4. Off-season closes at 3. (Call to verify)
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Goddard Space Museum

Space rockets, satellite mock-ups and lots of fun NASA info. Admission free.

[Devorak, 07/21/2014]

There is an outdoor rocket garden featuring an Apollo capsule non-flying mock-up, sounding rockets, satellite launch vehicles.

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