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NASA Ames 75th Anniversary Open House

NASA's Ames Research Center

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Moffett Field, CA

NASA Ames 75th Anniversary Open House

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We are overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm for

this event and we apologize that there are no additional

tickets available at this time. 

For the first time in 17 years, the gates of NASA's Ames Research Center will be open to allow public access to the center's campus near Mountain View, California. Explore Ames on our two-mile walking tour, enjoy exhibits, and meet real NASA scientists, engineers and mission support staff. Come see the past, present and future of NASA's center in Silicon Valley!

We anticipate VERY large crowds. To reduce wait times as much as possible, we staggered entry times. Please register for the time you plan to arrive. 


1. Select your arrival time from the drop-down menu above

2. Submit the requested information

3. Please print your ticket(s) and bring them with you

IMPORTANT NOTE: NO PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE ONSITE. We highly recommend taking "green" forms of transportation.

Visit a couple weeks before the event to learn about all the transportation options. We'll also send this information to your registration email address when the information is finalized.

Last entry at 3:00 p.m.

Event ends at 5:00 p.m.

If ADA accommodations are needed please contact Dana Bolles at

Filming and photography will occur at the event. By attending the event, you agree to allow NASA to use and reproduce both your as well as your minor children’s likeness, which may appear in any such film or photography, for Government use in connection with publicizing and communicating about the event and other education outreach.

Have questions about NASA Ames 75th Anniversary Open House? Contact NASA's Ames Research Center


NASA's Ames Research Center

Moffett Field, CA 94035


NASA's Ames Research Center

NASA's Ames Research Center, located at Moffett Field, California, was founded Dec. 20, 1939, as an aircraft research laboratory by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) and in 1958 it became part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Ames, one of 10 NASA field installations, is located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley at the core of the research cluster of high-tech companies, universities and laboratories that define the region's character. With over $3 billion in capital equipment, 2,300 research personnel and a $600 million annual budget, Ames' economic impact is significant. Ames plays a critical role in virtually all NASA missions in support of America's space and aeronautics programs.

As a leader in information technology research with a focus on supercomputing, networking and intelligent systems, Ames conducts the critical R&D and develops the enabling technologies that make NASA missions possible. Ames also is a leader in nanotechnology, fundamental space biology, biotechnology, aerospace and thermal protection systems, and human factors research. Ames research in astrobiology focuses on the effects of gravity on living things, and the nature and distribution of stars, planets and life in the universe.

In addition, Ames works collaboratively with the FAA, conducting research in air traffic management to make safer, cheaper and more efficient air travel a reality. Ames engages in information and education outreach, forms collaborative partnerships, and fosters commercial application of NASA technologies. Ames is developing NASA Research Park, an integrated, dynamic research and education community created to cultivate diverse partnerships with academia, industry and non-profit organizations in support of NASA's mission.

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