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US Space and Rocket Museum

1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Alabama 35805 USA

$$
$$$$
Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Wed 9a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

“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!

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Reviewed by
Dana Newkirk

  • Road Warrior
  • 298 Reviews
  • 325 Helpful
September 24, 2014
Rated 4.0

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!

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Reviewed by
anadunkerra

  • 4 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
July 30, 2014
Rated 5.0

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.

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Reviewed by
CowboysFull

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
December 05, 2017

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)!

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Reviewed by
CraigSingle

  • 25 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
June 28, 2017
Rated 5.0

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.

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Reviewed by
Joy Gerbode

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 23, 2017

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!

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Reviewed by
chrissjeremy.stump

  • 35 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
April 01, 2017
Rated 4.0

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.

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Reviewed by
BrentWoodall

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
July 21, 2016
Rated 5.0

We had an amazingly time and can't wait to go back.

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Reviewed by
kristin.brooks.9883

  • 6 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0

Really fantastic. A ton to see and do, plenty of things for all ages to enjoy. A great place to nerd out on space stuff.

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Reviewed by
JenniMitchell

  • 21 Reviews
  • 10 Helpful
August 24, 2015
Rated 3.0

A fun experience for the kids, but some parts of the exhibits were not functional, and many of the outdoor plaques were worn and difficult to read. A little disappointing when you pay $70 for a family of four to attend.

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Reviewed by
sethpwallis

  • 9 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 09, 2015
Rated 1.0

Not sure how to give it zero stars. Boring and very expensive ($75 for me my wife and our two kids) everyone other than the "rides" was just plain boring, not interactive and the "rides" had very long lines due to the many large groups of kids that were running around. Many exhibits not working. Highway robbery.

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US Space and Rocket Museum

1 Tranquility Base
Huntsville, Alabama
35805 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Private Parking
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