U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Immerse yourself in space exploration at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitor Center for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Explore one of the world’s largest collections of rockets and space artifacts, and even train like an astronaut at Space Camp!

  • 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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Open every day, weather, staffing, and temperature depending. 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…

Included with museum admission

Young astronauts are able to crawl around in the International Space Station (ISS)! Dream of docking the command module to the ISS. Crawl into the rocket and picture being launched to the moon.    

Included with general admission

Open every day, weather, staffing, and temperature depending. Train like an astronaut and experience three times the force of gravity as you test your will in the G-Force Accelerator! Experience 3 Gs pushing on your body! Push against centrifugal force to test your strength. You must be at…