The Visitor Discovery Center is the most extensive interactive display of meteor impact science of its type in the world.
It includes guest controlled computer simulations, a meteorite fragment weighing over 1400 lbs.; artifacts from early exploration and scientific study of the crater; high-tech graphics of space, meteorites and asteroids, and the solar system; plus exhibits from Apollo astronaut training and asteroid collisions worldwide and on other planets.
Meteor Crater’s friendly and fascinating gift shop offers a wide variety of gift and souvenir items from fossils and dinosaurs to astronauts and spacecraft.
Focusing on the unique Meteor Crater experience, gifts and souvenirs include Native American and gem jewelry, authentic fossils, astronaut ice cream and mission patches, space toys, games, postcards, space and geology science kits, books, home decorations, and Meteor Crater t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats.
The Subway® sandwich shop restaurant in the Visitor Center offers lunch, snacks and soft drinks with indoor seating for the whole family.
An actual Apollo test capsule and American Astronaut Wall of Fame are the highlights of the Astronaut Memorial Park outside the Subway® and gift shop.
The Astronaut Memorial Park is a perfect place for a Subway® sandwich picnic, as well as an opportunity to sample the weather and unique beauty of Northern Arizona’s high desert plateau.