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U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit U.S. Space & Rocket Center and other Huntsville attractions using our handy Huntsville travel itinerary maker.
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  • Living in Huntsville, we become accustomed to the sight of rockets and the rocket scientists and inventors in our community. The Space and Rocket Center reminds you if the important history of manned ...  more »
  • We took our grand-daughter to space camp and decided to spend some time looking over the Space and Rocket Center. If you are into rockets or space travel or our solar system this place is great. Plent...  more »
  • My husband is a graduate of the Space Camp and Aviation Challenge programs, so he wanted to show me the center where he'd spent so many summers as a kid. We had a great time and very much enjoyed our ...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Overall a good experience, but first half is not very educational/interesting and is mostly focused on stimulating young kids. The food court is of acceptable quality and price, just​ keep your expectations at an appropriate level. However, the Saturn V exhibit is really, really cool and well designed. Folks are available to talk to that actually worked in the rocket program and are highly knowledgeable. The exhibits surrounding the rocket are highly educational and interesting.
  • I have gotten a year pass because I have truly enjoyed visiting this museum. I agree that it is the world's largest museum about space and technology. There are so many exciting things to see and learn. I always learn something new when I visit. The wonder of space can even be heightened by the learning we get from the Space and Rocket Center. I love the actual relics, the displays, the willingness of the employees to help and share their knowledge. They always smile and are so polite. The ticket to visit is well worth it and I would travel long distances just to keep visiting. There's a restaurant where you can order hot, made to order food or enjoy the salad bar all at a reasonable price. The exhibits are phenomenal. The first time I visited, as a child, was unforgettable. As an adult, I was so intrigued and in awe it reminded me of when I'd first thought I'd like to be an aeronautical engineer when I grew up. It will blow your mind!
  • First time back since I came here as a kid. Definitely worth coming too and I'd recommend coming when they open at 9am because it will take the majority of the day to see and experience everything. So much to see and plenty of learning that can be done. Shuttle Simulator, anti gravity simulator, a rock climbing wall, and a rocket launch G force simulator also on site as well as many outdoor experiences of rockets, helicopters, and other miscellaneous equipment/vehicles. It's a great adventure for the whole family with several kids areas and it's a great adventure for couples or even if your riding solo. Plenty of endless swag to choose from in the gift shop.