U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Official Visitor Center for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and the home of Space Camp. We have one of the largest collections of rockets and space memorabilia on display anywhere in the world.
  • 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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$150 for each participant

Participants will embark on an exciting journey into the world of SCUBA diving in our Underwater Astronaut Trainer learning skills and descending 24’ to the bottom in order to experience Neutral Buoyancy. Guest will learn skills it takes to be confident and safe underwater from a skilled Dive…

Included with general admission

Open every day, weather, staffing, and temperature depending. Train like an astronaut and experience three times the force of gravity as you test your will in the G-Force Accelerator! Experience 3 Gs pushing on your body! Push against centrifugal force to test your strength. You must be at…

Included with museum admission

Young astronauts are able to crawl around in the International Space Station (ISS)! Dream of docking the command module to the ISS. Crawl into the rocket and picture being launched to the moon.    

Included with museum admission

Open every day, weather, staffing, and temperature depending. What does a rocket launch really feel like? Three, two, one, liftoff! Rocket 140-feet straight up in 2.5 seconds! 4 Gs of force on launch 2-3 seconds of weightlessness out of your seat then a 1 G free fall You must be at least 54…

Included with museum admission

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 simple to complex and allowing all visitors to recognize…

$12 a participant or $10 for members.

Take a trip to the Moon with the crew of Apollo 11 or zip around the cosmos on this Virtual Reality motion-based simulator. Different options are available for this motion-based simulation, including Space Walk: Danger in Orbit; Screaming Eagles VR; Wing Walker; and Tank Commander. Tickets are $12…