I spent a week at the US Space and Rocket Center for teacher academy. I got to do a lot of things while there from buiding and lauching rockets to their zip line to shuttle simulators. I appreciated the museum because I am old enough to remember the Apollo missions and the of course the shuttles. It was all interesting to me. Anyone who loves rockets and space, there is no better place. The museum wasn't crowded at all.
They have plenty of camps for kids and adults of all ages. This is their bread and butter. The camps are varied and are good and emphasize teamwork. Their website has plenty of info on it. The many kids there appeared to be having fun.
The gift shop is over priced. The IMAX movie called Spce Junk isn't worth the time. The traveling exhibit of Mammoths and Mastadons didn't really match the museum about space. The exhibit on von Braun was nicely done. The building where the Saturn V rocket is located has a lot of interesting displays including a moon rock and the capsule from Apollo 16. Check out the grave stone for Miss Baker their first successful US monkey in space. The shuttle, complete with fuel tanks, on display is pretty cool.
Cost is about $20 for adults and $15 for kids without movie. I think that's worth it. You can easily spend a few hours here. I don't think my teenage daughter wouldn't be interested in the museum, but the boys would like it better. I'm glad I went and saw it for myself. It brought back memories of when everyone wanted to be an astronaut.
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