U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville

4.5
#1 of 127 in Museums in Alabama
See authentic rockets and artifacts, experience G-forces and weightlessness, and pose questions to NASA experts at U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Billed as "Earth's largest space museum," it opened in 1970, so everyone could have the opportunity to be an astronaut for a day. You can peruse exhibits, explore Space Shuttle engines, and watch dome screen and high-definition 3-D presentations. Various rides and simulators add to the fun. Our Huntsville route builder website makes visiting U.S. Space and Rocket Center and other Huntsville attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The Planetarium show would be especially good for kids. Very helpful folks in the gift shop. We found the Featured Exhibitions hall poorly and confusingly laid out, without good signage — this took a ...  more »
  • Fascinating. People come from all over the world to see this place, and it’s worth it. Also, they run a Space Camp program in the summer. My cousin, who lives near Huntsville, said that when Tom Hanks...  more »
  • We visited the U.S. Space and Rocket Center with our son's family. He had gone to Space Camp when he was in middle school several years ago, I had gone to Space Camp for Educators 4 years ago. We want...  more »
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  • This was our first time here and it was wonderful! The abundance of space and rocket exhibits were great. We did not do the bus tour or the planetarium exhibit but overheard other guests that really enjoyed them. They have other rocket related items that are on loan from other museums as well that adds to the overall experience. The rocket components and how we eventually got to space & the moon were stellar. Hearing about the Space Camp and everything it entails was really special for my son. We intend to come back so we can enjoy even more of the experience!
  • So different from when I was a kid! My children and I had a great time here. So much to learn it was hard to catch all of it. Very clean and pleasant atmosphere! The rocket being cleaned up looks so nice as well. Great job guys!
  • I have to give a huge shout out to the young lady who did the presentation of Women in Space. That was absolutely my favorite part of the day! She was so informative and was so excited about the ladies who she shared about. I loved it!! It was such an encouragement and inspiration to me!!
  • Lots of upgrades since my last visit. Visited with my son's Gifted Group. We loved the detailed tour of the space center, the hands on lab exhibit and of course, the rides! The staff was really helpful and patient with our group of elementary school students. Really nice gift shop at the end of the tour:)
  • Super awesome place to visit. Plenty of stuff for all ages, like a planetarium, rides, and more. The exhibits are huge and contain tons of cool things to see. There's a good restaurant on site, plus plenty of places to sit and rest. This is definitely an all-day walking experience, so wear comfortable shoes.
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