U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville

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#1 of 72 in Museums in Alabama
See authentic rockets and artifacts, experience G-forces and weightlessness, and pose questions to NASA experts at U.S. Space & 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 & Rocket Center and other Huntsville attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Our family of nine stopped in for the day on the way home from a cruise out of New Orleans. 4 children ranged from 7-14 & 18 yr old college student and all with math and science interests. Educational...  more »
  • This is my home town. My son grew up here. From the time he was about 2,all the way until now at 15y/o he still digs the space center. They have come a long way since even I was a kid and they are one...  more »
  • Great experience for an impressionable young science lover. Some majestic posters and models exclusive for this gift shop.  more »
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  • My son and an exceptional experience. So much so he will be attending next year. He made New friends and it took his mind to New heights. David can't wait to come back next year. This was his first year attending space camp and it won't be his last. Thank you Space Camp for giving my son memories for a life time.
  • I was completely blown away at some of the stuff to see. We went as a large group and the boys were occupied all day. It was wonderful to see the kids engaged in so many different science and space activities. Our guide was awesome. Thank you for such a memorable trip!
  • We loved this place. I was apprehensive at first because of the price, but it is worth the admission price as there is much to see and do. I did not eat at the cafe because the prices were high, even the vending machines are pricey. If you need to stay within a budget then I would recommend just general admission, and maybe bring a snack, you will have plenty to see and do!
  • Very cool place to visit! Nice restaurant too. They have a great veggie black bean burger! We liked the outside the most and also the exhibition 'neighbourhood earth' was awesome. In the afternoon there were a lot of big groups of students, but overall we could see everything at our own pace.
  • I've always enjoyed this place. It has an extensive display of rockets and missiles on display outside, and many more protected and restored indoors. From the German V-2 thru the Saturn 5 to the shuttle. They're all here to examine close up.

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