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“Fly me to the moon!”

U.S. Space and Rocket Center
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$24.00*
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US Space and Rocket Center Admission
Ranked #1 of 69 things to do in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Owner description: Home to Space Camp, Aviation Challenge 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Newark, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
304 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Fly me to the moon!”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

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.

Visited June 2012
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Excellant - Need to visit”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Visit to Huntsville, AL is not completed without visiting the US Space and Rocket Center. Terrific displays of rockets, lunar capsule, SR 71 blackbird. A must for all ages and lots of learning.
Do not miss the machine that demonstrates the G Force - amazing ....

Visited July 2011
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“great experince”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

a must see. liked the rockets. the artifacts are good. learnt quite a bit. the store are good, i did buy a space pen and some rockets (build your own rocket kit).

I liked the G4 ride quite unique.

Visited June 2012
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Huntsville, Alabama
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“Family Fun”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

A must if you visit Huntsville Alabama. Something for the entire family.

Visited March 2012
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Florence, Alabama
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“Great for Field Trip”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

I am a teacher, so I usually take a group of junior high students to the space center. They love it and so do I. It is very informative as well as a fun place to visit.

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