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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$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

Daily Explore the universe with your own personal tour guide. Navigate to the major worlds of the solar system with the latest real imagery. Zoom out to view the Milky Way and the entire observable universe to gain some perspective of our place in space.

Included with museum admission

Included with museum general admission 11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. 12:00 - 12:20 p.m. 1:00 - 1:390 p.m. 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.   The team behind the multi-award-winning documentary THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON is DELIGHTED to announce a new short-form edition, focused on Apollo 17, one of…

Included with museum admission

Included with museum general admission 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Academy Award® winner Matt Damon leads The Martian Giant Screen Experience® as Mark Watney, a brave astronaut who must utilize his scientific ingenuity to overcome…

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