NASA Glenn Research Center – Behind the scenes look tours


Glenn tours provide an inspiring, behind the scenes look at NASA. Visitors can explore America’s research facilities and see where scientists and engineers develop propulsion, power and communication technologies for NASA’s aeronautics and space programs.

In 2019, the tours will feature facilities that played an important role in the Apollo missions and a look at NASA’s future Moon and Mars missions.

Visiting NASA Glenn – Facility Tours

From April through October, the Glenn Research Center offers public tours of its research facilities once a month on the dates listed below. A tour bus departs from Glenn’s main gate every hour beginning at 8:00 a.m. The last tour departs at 11:00 a.m. Each tour lasts about 45 minutes and is followed by a stop at Glenn’s Gift Shop.

Admission Requirements

Tours are open to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. While children can attend, due to the nature of the tour, the age of children is limited to 10 years of age or older. An adult must register and accompany the child or children for the duration of the tour.

All visitors who are U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents 18 years of age or older, are required to present a form of government-issued photo identification (driver’s license, State ID) to Security at Glenn’s main gate before being allowed entry. Lawful permanent residents are also required to present a United States Permanent Resident Card (green card). Individuals without proper identification will not be admitted to the center.

First tour in 2019 is on April 13th (See Things a Different Way) and registrations are open on March 13th.



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