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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Dare to Explore: Frontiers of Space is a new and evolving exhibit showcasing current and future technologies of space exploration, such as a 1/10th scale model of ULA’s Vulcan rocket, Boeing’s Starliner Pressure Capsule test vessel, a 1/0th scale model of NASA’s SLS rocket, Blue Origin’s Mannequin…

$17 Adult | $14 Child | $12 Member

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s INTUITIVE® Planetarium is an 8k digital dome and the only planetarium of its kind in the Southeast. Each Cocktails & Cosmos program is designed in-house by our expert staff, and every week is a unique experience. Shows are typically between 60 and 75 minutes…

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