Fun & Educational In Huntsville, Alabama: U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama is a great field trip for kids of all ages and interests. There is a good range of attractions and exhibits for serious study and for educational play. The center offers a Children’s Workshops Series and a Home School Series.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Rocket Park & The Davidson Center

We had a great time on Father’s Day wandering through Rocket Park and touring the Davidson Center.  The museum in the main building had two interesting exhibits on display – the “100th Anniversary of Von Braun” and “Mammoths and Mastodens” – but the little one kept urging us to “see the rocket ships,” so we missed those!

Energy Depletion Zone - Attraction for younger children

About The Museum

The Space & Rocket Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and contains a comprehensive collection of manned space flight hardware, artifacts and memorabilia.  More than 300 items are on loan from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.  Along with the main building, the facilities include Rocket Park and the Davidson Center, Space Camp and Aviation Challenge.

U.S. Space & Rocket Center - Saturn V

U.S. Space & Rocket Center - Space Suit

“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.” – Space & Rocket Center Web Site

Lunar Rover

Education & Membership Opportunities

The Space & Rocket Center has membership options that we are considering, which include special members-only events and other benefits.  There are Children’s Workshops and a Home School Series which look exciting!  And along with Space Camp and Aviation Challenge Camp, Day Camps are offered.

Miss Baker Memorial

Visit the Space & Rocket Center Web Site For More Information:

Admission Hours, Prices and Discounts
Note: At the time of this writing, Marshall Civil Servants and their dependents and NASA Contractors receive free admission.
Directions
Home School Series
Saturday Scientist Series Children’s Workshops
Day Camps
Space Camp
Aviation Challenge
History


Copyright 2012 Kathryn Depew

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