U.S. Space and Rocket Center

U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville: Hours, Address, U.S. Space and Rocket Center Reviews: 4.5/5

U.S. Space and Rocket Center

U.S. Space and Rocket Center
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Science Museums • Observatories & Planetariums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Home to Space Camp, Aviation Challenge, Space Camp Robotics, U.S. Cyber Camp and NASA's Official Visitor Information Center for Marshall Space Flight Center; The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is recognized as one of the most comprehensive U.S. manned space flight hardware museums in the world.
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More than 3 hours
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Travelingfool2158
Virginia35 contributions
Cool place. upcharges galore bring rhe rating down
Oct 2021
My friend and I were in the Huntsville area for a 5K event a friend was hosting. We spent Friday morning here to kill some time before going out there to begin the festivities for that event.

The main building is mostly focused on kids, which is neat (if you know, you have littles LOL) The pop culture and space exhibit in that building was pretty cool for those of us old enough to remember a lot of it ;)

The outside exhibits and other building are far more interesting I think to the adults. We spent about 3 hours, and easily could have spent longer.

Like probably many others, I wish there werent the upcharges, or at least not as high an upcharge (think maybe only a dollar or two) for the rides and such. You already pay $25 for admission, which is a little on the steep side, but not ridiculous. would be much better value if it included the rides... that really is my only complaint.

I would have enjoyed seeing the movies (are they included? i dont recall but probably not) but they were not playing during our time there)
Written October 12, 2021
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ilsete
Memphis, TN355 contributions
Awesome as Always
Oct 2021 • Family
This was our second time to the museum and it was great. Yes, the main entrance building has more for kids than adults, but you need to make sure you get to the second building. Great collection there with all sorts of artifacts and interesting exhibits and informational videos. It is amazing what we once accomplished when the country worked together. Well worth the visit. Our membership on a museum at home got us in free. Make sure to check if you are a member of your local museum and you may get in free too
Written October 10, 2021
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Tvl_frequently
Florida62 contributions
Space & Rocket
Sep 2021
Remembered the big rocket on its side from my childhood, now it's in a wonderful indoors facility with wonderful displays to walk through the history of the space program. Docents were very knowledgeable. We visited on a weekday so not very many folks but could imagine the outside displays being enjoyed by school aged kids.
Written October 5, 2021
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Nancy C
Englewood67 contributions
Great history
Oct 2021
My husband and i love history, and e enjoyed reading about all the space race artifacts they had on display. And there are plenty of interactive things to keep the kiddies interested too.
Written October 4, 2021
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Timothy D
12 contributions
Crap
Sep 2021 • Family
Drop the dumb covid restrictions, take better care of your facilities, stop charging so much for so little( no extra fees bs). Loss of our future patronage guaranteed. Shame on you
Written September 29, 2021
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Nancy
5 contributions
Great time at US Space and Rocket Center
Sep 2021 • Family
I was talking to a docent and found out he had been a part of NASA and the Apollo program since 1961!! It was fascinating to talk with him! I also loved the Apollo 11 VR and highly recommend it to ALL!!!!
Written September 25, 2021
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Steve M
Enterprise, AL105 contributions
Great experience overall - just needs some updating
Sep 2021
I was beyond excited to visit this museum, and while I did have fun there was so much to be improved and dare I say.... "corrected". I sadly found many typos and other wrong/outdated information throughout the museum (i.e. a placard saying the speed of sound was "766 miles a second", and so many "the launch of XX### is scheduled for 2016", etc). If this shan't be the absolute bastion of correct and current space program information, where should? The museum itself was very clean and well put together, but it needs updating and a lot of quality control. The Planeterium theatre was very cool, and I could have spent an entire day on its own in the Davidson building with the Saturn V exhibit. We camped at the on-ground RV campground which was overall a good experience as well - just a LOT of rules!
Written September 20, 2021
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EaglesFan27
Reading, PA559 contributions
Impressive Collection
Sep 2021 • Solo
There are not many museums dedicated to space travel, so I was excited to try this one out when in Alabama. I really enjoyed my time here. They have excellent displays of rockets, spacecraft, and the history of space exploration. They do a nice job of highlighting Alabama’s role in space history. While we can all dream about going to space, this museum gives us a taste of it. I spent 4 hours here between all the exhibits and displays.
Written September 13, 2021
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sanitationgirl2000
Baldwin, NY501 contributions
must see attraction
Sep 2021 • Couples
This place is super cool and you can learn so much about the astronauts in space what's a lots of things to look at and if you pay extra you can go on simulator rides each ride cost about $12 outside of the $25 admission fee. It's a pretty big place to walk around and I would say it takes at least 2 hours to go around the whole place without going on any of the rides if you want to call them that. I believe there's an area for kids two and a planetarium and this is a definite must-see attraction if you're in the Huntsville area
Written September 10, 2021
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marcia2
Florida10 contributions
Upcharging
Sep 2021 • Couples
After paying to get in everything is an additional charge which can add up astrometrically. It was interesting to spoke with a 92 year old engineer who had worked on many of the projects.
Written September 3, 2021
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  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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