The U.S. Space & Rocket Center has had a tremendous response this morning from customers wishing to purchase the limited supply of eclipse glasses we have in stock. We are now sold out and don’t anticipate having any more glasses for sale. Visit or the Rocket Center’s Facebook page for information on safe alternatives for viewing the All American Eclipse this Monday, Aug. 21.

If you have pre-purchased a ticket to the sold-out All American Eclipse event that includes a barbecue lunch Monday, Aug. 21, you will receive a pair of glasses when you arrive for the event. The Rocket Center is offering a discounted general admission price of $15 for Aug. 21, but general admission tickets do not guarantee a pair of eclipse glasses.

Please remember to protect your eyes when viewing the solar eclipse.

Saturn V Hall will be closed on Thursday, August 17 from 11am – 2pm due to a private event.

The G-Force Accelerator is not available due to scheduled maintenance.


Ken Burns’ "The Vietnam War" -- preview screening

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, in partnership with Alabama Public Television (APT) and Costco Wholesale, will host two special preview screenings of the highly anticipated new Ken Burns’ documentary, The Vietnam War, on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at noon and 2 p.m. in its National Geographic Theater. Admission to the 45-minute screenings are free, but reservations are required, due to limited seating capacity. To reserve your seat, please click here.

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s 10-part, 18-hour documentary series, The Vietnam War, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.

Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. The documentary in its entirety is set to air on APT beginning Sept. 17, 2017.

In conjunction with the free screenings, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is offering FREE general museum admission for Vietnam veterans to express our gratitude for their service and sacrifice to our country. Free admission for Vietnam veterans is valid from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 15.

For questions or additional information, please call 1-800-637-7223 or visit

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