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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$9 Members | $10 Child | $12 Adult

The fan-favorite planetarium show "Our Place in Space" is newly refreshed! Join the INTUITIVE Planetarium on an epic guided tour of our solar system with new images captured by missions like Juno and BepiColombo. Experience our entire solar system with your own personal tour guide - from solar…

$9 Members | $10 Child | $12 Adult

Learn about the summer night sky and the various objects that are visible at this time of year, in this live and interactive presentation. Your personal tour guide to the cosmos will teach you to navigate through the sky and highlight constellations, planets, and even some deep sky objects such as…

$9 Members | $10 Child | $12 Adult

Discover the furthermost reaches of the universe as revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope, the most powerful telescope ever built. Witness the evolution of galaxies, the life cycle of stars and strange, distant worlds in this live, interactive show in the INTUITIVE Planetarium. Continuously…

$9 Members | $10 Child | $12 Adult

Pardon our pun, but asteroids rock! While these large space rocks can cause catastrophic events, like the mass extinction of dinosaurs over 65 million years ago, asteroids are so much more than that! These planetary building blocks are pristine windows to our early solar system, giving us a glimpse…