This paper describes the results of an experimental investigation on the drop off impact test on a range of sandwich panels. The magnesium alloy sandwich panels were fabricated with rolled sheets at different thickness by pressing and bonding method. Out-plane compression test was employed to obtain its basic deformation-force behavior. The impact experiments were carried out in which a steel cylinder was dropped off at various height levels, ranging from 0.5m to 1.5 cm to impact the panel. A high speed camera was employed to take pictures at 20 thousand frames per second and the low-velocity impact response on the sandwich panels is recorded with a dynamic force senor under the panel simultaneously. The shock response with time and the impact absorption energy were analyzed and compared. The results of this study proved that the magnesium alloy honeycomb sandwich panels have good impact energy absorption performance.