The G-Force Accelerator is not available due to scheduled maintenance.

Kids Cosmos will not be available Monday, Sept 25 through Wednesday, Sept 27, 2017.

The Marshall Space Flight Center Bus Tour is cancelled for Sept. 25, 2017. In addition the Bus Tour for Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 is sold out.


Community Volunteer Opportunities

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) is seeking friendly and enthusiastic people (ages 16+) to become part of our dynamic volunteer team! Volunteers are an important part of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center family and we have many opportunities available for space enthusiasts looking to develop a greater understanding of space exploration, science and aviation.

Why Volunteer at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center?

  • The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitor Center for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.
  • Meet exciting people! The U.S. Space & Rocket Center welcomes more than 550,000 guests from around the world each year.
  • Enjoy camaraderie and a sense of community among other volunteers and USSRC staff that share your passion for space exploration.
  • You may even have opportunities to meet astronauts and other special guests!
  • Special benefits are available to volunteers, including 20% discount on all food, 20% discount on non-sale gift shop merchandise (excluding candy, videos and films), and 10% discount on books in the gift shop. Volunteers also get two complimentary passes to the museum and IMAX® Spacedome Theater after volunteering for only 40 hours, 20% facility discount with annual service of 80 hours and $200 off weeklong Camp programs with 160 annual volunteer hours. With 320 annual hours, volunteers receive a commemorative brick in the Apollo Courtyard bearing their name!
  • Become a vital part of the world’s most comprehensive collection of space hardware and artifacts!

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Greet guests at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Assist in special events, there are opportunities in all areas from seating guests to mailing invitations.
  • Offer Administrative help such as filing or typing for a more behind-the-scenes view
  • Provide assistance with facility maintenance
  • Tailor your volunteer opportunity to suit you. Let us know where you would like to connect!

For more information on the Emeritus Docent program, click here.

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