Ames Research Center Services

Ames Library

The Main library is open and available for use as well as the Life Sciences Library.
Main Library: Bldg. N202, Room B1, Hours are 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 650.604.6325
Life Sciences Library: Bldg. N239, Room B53, Hours are 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 650.604.5387

Ames Exchange

The Ames Exchange provides a variety of recreational services, such as the Gift Shop, employee discounts for local events, Mega Bites Cafe, the Golf Course, and mobile food services. The Ames Exchange also manages the pool and sponsors clubs.
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Fitness Center

The Ames Fitness Center provides a wide variety of exercise equipment, a Par Course, structured and non-structured exercise programs and fitness guidelines.

A medical clearance is required from each individual wishing to use the facility. See the fitness center website through the Ames Research Center Network for hours of availability, class schedule, and required forms.

The facility is located in Building 221.
Phone Number: (650) 604-5804 (x4-5804)

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The fitness center services is free of charge to civil servants, contract employees, and program participants.

Occupational Health Unit

The Ames Occupational Health Unit is to provide emergency medical treatment only if you are injured on site.
Health Unit Building 215 (open 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM)
Phone Number: (650) 604-5287 (x4-5287)


From an Ames Phone: dial 9-1-1
From a Cellular Phone: dial (650) 604-5555

For extreme emergencies contact the local emergency hospital or 9-1-1.

Ames Safety Hotline (Anonymous): (650) 604-SAFE

Ames Mega Bites Café

Located in Building 235 at Ames Research Center (ARC)
Breakfast: 6:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Lunch: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Grab and Go: 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

The cafeteria offers breakfast, salads, sandwiches, and hot meals.

Menus can be viewed through the Ames network at:

Space Bar and Grill Café

Located in building 3. The Space Bar and Grill Café is open during the following hours:
Lunch: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Grab & Go: 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

View Space Bar (formerly Barcelona) information through the Ames network:

Golf Course

Delicious food is served by the golf course at Tee Minus One Bar and Grill.
Hours: sunrise to sunset, typically from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

The Grill is open:
M,T,W,F,S,Su, 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, 6:30 AM - 8:000 PM
Breakfast is served util 10:30 AM

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“Heads Up Ames”

“Heads Up Ames” is an internal communication tool that allows members of the Ames community to disseminate information about news, events, and activities of interest. The “Heads Up Ames” is sent to all resident staff every Tuesday and Thursday in the form of an email.

Agency Consolidated End-user Services(ACES)

Contact ACES for issues related to your assigned computer at Ames.
Phone: (650) 604-5700

Lost and Found

To report lost or found items contact Moffett Field Security Dispatch at (650) 604-5416.

U.S. Post Office

There is a full service branch of the U.S. Postal Service located on the Moffett Federal Airfield, in building 76, at the building corner of McCord Avenue and North Akron Road.
Hours for counter service are limited to 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Closed 11:25 AM - 12:30 PM, Monday through Friday except Federal Holidays.

NASA Exploration Center

The Exploration Center features a selection of exhibits, displays, and artifacts about Mars and Ames Research Center. It is located just outside the center’s main gate, Building 943.
Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mondays and all federally observed holidays.

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The Ames Exchange Beyond Galileo Gift Store

This gift store is operated by the Ames Exchange Council, a non-profit employee group. Beyond Galileo Gift Store is located across the Exploration Center and in Building 235 (next to the Ames Mega Bites cafe).
Open: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Phone: (650) 604-6873
Access the website through the ARC network:

Tickets for attractions/events such as movies and attractions are sold at the gift shop for a discounted price.

For additional information visit:

All Ticket Sales Final, NO Returns.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to store closing for ticket purchases.

Brochures of Bay Area attractions are located in Mega Bites Cafe.