The IMAX theater is temporarily closed for maintenance.

The Marshall Space Flight Center Bus Tour on Saturday, April 29th is sold out.


Featured Exhibitions

Children of all ages can experience the forces of energy and nature in this exhibit.

“Smart Play” showcases the Rocket Center’s inspiring Magic Planet® interactive, spherical display of the Earth. Other exhibits demonstrate kinetic energy, the shaking of an earthquake, the movement of waves, and how dunes form and more!

“Smart Play” offers a sneak peek at a brand-new and much expanded children’s science and engineering gallery set to open January 2018. “Smart Play” is open through September 12.

Neighborhood Earth transports visitors to the surface of our closest planetary neighbors with cutting-edge cinematic techniques and projection technologies. Using hands-on advanced technology, guests assemble rockets with 3D-printed parts, simulate the Orion Capsule’s reentry to Earth, discover the weight differences on other planets, and learn from interactive holograms. Neighborhood Earth, produced in conjunction with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and Flying Fish Exhibits, incorporates artifacts from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center vaults to tell the stories behind mankind’s exploration of the universe, asking guests to question what the future of space exploration may hold for humanity.

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s “ISS: Science on Orbit” exhibit provides visitors with a true sense of what it’s like to live and work in space. This NASA grant-funded exhibit begins with a model of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center, where scientists and engineers on Earth manage the complex science experiments astronauts conduct on the International Space Station. Two mockups of ISS modules contain 20 full-scale replica racks that illustrate the Environmental Control and Life Support System, the food astronauts consume and a sleeping berth, among other necessary aspects of life and work aboard the station. A connecting node contains a full-scale replica of the Cupola Observation Module, which provides ISS astronauts their view of space and the Earth below.  

Using precious gems, minerals & metals, artist Kathy Chan interprets the genuine awe of the cosmos and its vibrant oasis, Earth.

Born in China, Kathy Chan grew up in Brazil and studied in England before moving to the U.S. A self-taught jewelry artisan, Chan's instincts and talents have reaped numerous accolades including 14 international awards.

"The horizon is wide and there are no limits in my mind about what I am able to do."
-Kathy Chan

Race at the speed of sound, soar to orbit for a spectacular 360-degree view of Earth and climb aboard a fascinating journey to Mars. From flying cars and supersonic planes to space elevators and mega-rockets, “Above and Beyond” takes you faster, farther and higher for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

***Admission to all featured exhibits is included with general admission to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center® unless otherwise noted.

Copyright © 2017 U.S. Space & Rocket Center | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Employment | Contact Us | Media

Submit now