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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Future astronauts explore the Martian surface at KidSpace in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration. Young explorers slide across the Red Planet’s rocky surface, “lift off” in the capsule and test their logic skills at the game walls.   This play area is for children up to 46 inches tall

Included with museum admission

Young astronauts are able to crawl around in the International Space Station (ISS)! Buckle up and blast off – gently – to the moon on our Lunar Lander simulator. Dream of docking the command module to the ISS. Crawl into the rocket and picture being launched to the moon. This simulator is for…

Included with museum admission

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 inches tall to ride You should not ride this simulator if you have…

$12 Single rider | $20 Double rider | Member Single $10 | Member Double $16

MaxFlight’s state-of-the-art FS-VC Dual system is a fully interactive flight simulator. This full motion, 360-degree pitch, roll, and spin technology will put you in the pilot's seat – literally. You must be 42 inches to ride with an adult or 48 inches to ride alone. The combined weight of…

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…