Launch, Lunch, Liftoff

120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Hampton City
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 - Saturday, October 31, 2015 (12:00 PM-5:00 PM)
Phone: (800) 487-8778
Hampton Visitor Center: (800) 800-2202
Bruce Newton

12:00 p.m.- Board the Miss Hampton II at the Hampton Maritime Center for a three hour narrated tour. Enjoy a fresh made-to-order sandwich, chips and a soft drink from the onboard mate-operated galley. Sail from the Historic Downtown Hampton waterfront along the Hampton River, passing Hampton University and Blackbeard's Point, where the notorious pirate's head was displayed on a pike after his capture off the coast of the Outer Banks. Entering the Hampton Roads Harbor, you will be sailing the waters of Captain John Smith and the First Settlers.

3:15pm- Tour the Virginia Air & Space Center. The official visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base. The Center features dozens of hands-on air and space exhibits, a premiere interactive aviation gallery that spans 100 years of flight, more than 30 historic aircraft, unique space flight artifacts and more! See the Apollo 12 Command Module, a Mars meteorite and a three-billion year-old moon rock! Make a crater, travel to Mars and fly an airplane. Visit the technologically advanced Digital 3D IMAX® Theater and see a film on a five-story screen with over 16,000 watts of digital-sound.

4:30pm- Take a spin on the Hampton Carousel. Hampton's restored 1920 merry-go-round is one of only 200 antique carousels still in the United States.

Admission Fee: $46.50

Last Updated: 1/9/2014 10:43 AM
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