U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Immerse yourself in space exploration at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitor Center for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Explore one of the world’s largest collections of rockets and space artifacts, and even train like an astronaut at Space Camp!

  • Open daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

  • Have a question about the U.S. Space & Rocket Center museum, exhibits, or simulators? Call (256)721-7114 or click here to contact us.

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Enjoy FREE with museum admission, live presentations about the aircraft on display at Aviation Challenge® from our Military Emeritus Docents select Saturdays throughout the summer! The presentation starts at 12:20 PM and 1:20 PM in the National Geographic Theater and will last 30 minutes with a Q…

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Every Thursday, the museum will host an astronaut in the Main Atrium (Dare to Explore Exhibit) from noon to 1pm. The astronaut will be greeting guests and signing autographs! Come and say hello to these American heroes. 7/4/2024    Ken Cameron7/11/2024    Woody Spring7/18/2024    Mike Foreman7/25/…

Join us for STEM on Stage at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! These live daily STEM performances incorporate our artifacts and exhibits as we illustrate science concepts. These short, interactive STEM on Stage performances take place at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily in our “Dare to Explore:…

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Maker MondaysJoin us for Maker Mondays every Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maker Monday programming is included with museum admission and is intended to stimulate inquiring minds of all ages with hands-on STEM demonstrations and guided, engaging activities. July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Can You Measure…


Join us every Friday and Saturday at 10:30 am inside the Maker Lab at the Main Museum Ticket Desk for Teen Maker Hour! This program is geared toward ages 12 & up and features exciting hands-on STEAM curriculum. Tickets are $12 per student and general admission is NOT required.Solar Critters -…

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Spark!Lab will be closed until Noon, Thursday, July 18.Spark!Lab is a hands-on invention workspace where children and their families and friends can learn about and engage in the history and process of invention. It is a space to engage the entire family while presenting challenges ranging from…