“Two words: Space Camp!”
Home to Space Camp, and Aviation Challenge; The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is recognized as one of the most comprehensive U.S. manned space flight hardware museums in the world. Our facilities include Spacedome Theater, Rocket Park, the Education Training Center, which houses NASA's Educator Resource Center, and more. Visitors to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center will experience Huntsville's role in the making of the moon rocket, the space race, the Apollo missions, learn about the Space Shuttle program, the International Space Station and NASA's future missions. Visitors may trace the evolution of humankind's ventures into space and watch as tomorrow's potential engineers, scientists and astronauts train in one of the Space Camp or Aviation Challenge Programs. Exploration is like no other in the country. In its 476 foot long, 90 foot wide and 63 foot high structure, suspended 10 feet above the floor, is a national historic treasure, the mighty Saturn V, restored to its Apollo era readiness. The USSRC, NASA's first visitor center, opened in 1970 and has served over 12 million visitors to date. As the Official Visitor Information Center for the Marshall Space Flight Center, the USSRC is committed to educating the public and students who attend SPACE CAMP about the work being done at MSFC, particularly in the area of propulsion where MSFC has made significant contributions in the Apollo and shuttle programs and is again on the forefront with the Ares rockets. Featured in the cult classic Space Camp!
Kept two adults, two surly teenagers and an 8yo occupied for an entire day. Rode the simulators multiple times, staff was exceptional. Exhibits were awe inspiring. Bring a picnic lunch, and it's a very perfect road trip destination. By the end of the day every one was actually sorry to leave. We could have stayed another hour, easy. The teens are even begging to go back, and to attend space camps. Tip: stop at the state welcome center for coupons. Otherwise, consider becoming a member, and getting discounts at science museums all over the country.
So much fun. Stopped here on a whim and ended up spending 4 hours exploring everything. Loads of awesome photo ops so bring your camera. So cool getting to see the rockets up close and the exhibits are full of so much stuff it will keep you preoccupied for hours. Defiantly recommend coming here!
Not as clean or kept up as Kennedy Space Center, but a nice learning experience for us and our homeschoolers.
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I’ve always been absolutely obsessed with space. Ever since I was a kid. So I was ecstatic when my husband took me here for my birthday last year. It was seriously the coolest place I have ever been in my life. I even got over my crippling anxiety just enough to go on the rides outside! The full dome IMAX theater was amazing as well, i would return to the space center a thousand times over and never get sick of it. We completely plan on sending our daughter to space camp when she is old enough.
Fantastic array of space stuff. The staff did a fantastic job of getting me onto the Marshall bus Tour. The tour is not so good for kids but is interesting. The guide knew more than I thought possible. My husband saw the IMax which was terrific. An absolute must see in Huntsville.
Learned a lot that I didn't know. Without Huntsville, there would have been no space program. It was where Werner Von Braun had his office and made his home. In-fact they've recreated his office as part of their exhibits. I highly recommend this stop especially for kids! (They'll love it)!
Fun family experience! If visiting in the summer find out when space camps begin so their arrival doesn't interfere with your visit, as it did ours. As we were touring the Saturn V space we could barely hear our tour guide over the broadcasted rules to the campers.
We visited here as a last minute decision, and we are SO glad we did. What a neat place! We saw some rockets, a space shuttle, and we got to go through a mock-up representative of the International Space Station and see how they eat, sleep, and work. It was such a neat place to visit!
So much fun! Awesome stop to spend the half the day! Lots to do and see! Careful the gift shop! Whoa$$$$. The cafeteria was nice but we had no idea we arrived on a space camp drop off day, because of that the place was a zoo. Very similar (obviously) to Houston, some of the same exhibits.
We had an amazingly time and can't wait to go back.
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US Space and Rocket Museum
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