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.

The gift shop will be closed on September 25th

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Enjoy fresh popcorn, a cold drink, or your favorite candy at our concession stand. Popcorn is prepared with coconut oil.

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Daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Mars Grill® is a great place to relax and grab a bite to eat, featuring a variety of menu options. 

$5 entry fee for guests ages 5+ $25 for Autobahn Pass

Thursdays, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.Cost: $5 entry fee for guests ages 5+ $25 for Autobahn Pass (includes entry, one non-alcoholic beverage, one entree, two sides, and a dessert)Food and beverage prices vary Bring your friends and family to the Davidson Center for Space Exploration on select Thursdays  …

The Rocket Center concludes its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Skylab program Friday, Sept. 29, with a dinner featuring Skylab astronauts, including Dr. Joseph Kerwin. David Hitt, author of “Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story,” will emcee the evening, which includes dinner and dancing…

Aviation Challenge Bus Tour


Enjoy a complimentary tour of Space Camp's Aviation Challenge facility led by Military Emeritus docents Fridays and Saturdays. This one-hour tour allows guests to see aircraft in the U.S. Space and Rocket Center's museum artifact collection. Please visit the Davidson Center for Space Exploration between 12 - 2 p.m. to sign up for the tour.  Bus transportation will depart from the Davidson Center at 2:00 p.m.

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The A-12 is a sleek black jet with a shape like an arrowhead