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“Good for older children and adults”

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, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Gainesville FL
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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“Good for older children and adults”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Very interesting to trace the travel to space path from its start as weapons to its accomplishments of sending men to the moon and to the space stations. Good mockups of various rockets and space vehicles. The Space Shuttle is huge!

Visited July 2012
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Bloomington, Indiana
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“My kids had fun.”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

We spent most of a day here. I thought it was OK. My kids had a lot more fun than I did. There is a lot of information to read and that wasn't too interesting for the kids. They enjoyed the interactive parts of the museum the most. We paid $105 for 2 adults & 3 kids. That was for admission and 1 movie. I thought that was a bit pricey. Especially since there were 2 games inside that also required admission. The nice thing was that we were able to leave the park and get lunch somewhere else and then come back. I thought that the best exhibit was the traveling Mammoths & Mastodons. Guess that shows you how I feel about the space program. :-)

Visited August 2012
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Costa Rica
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“Space Center”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

It's always inspiring to see what our country has done in space exploration. The rocket center had some nice displays but some of the interactive ones were broken. Parts of the center felt dated. The gift store was huge.

Visited July 2012
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“A must-see if you're in Huntsville”
Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

As a child of the "space era" I grew up watching space launches from Cape Canaveral ( aka Kennedy Space Center) on tv - first in grainy black and white, later in glorious color. As an adult having moved to Florida and not 30 minutes from KSC I still went outside to watch launches if at all possible, so going to Marshall Space Flight Center when I found myself in Huntsville was an absolute must. To my delight I was not disappointed. The attraction isn't slick as Disney, but I never expected it to be. But where else can you actually get up close and personal with a Saturn rocket or learn about the dedicated scientists that made it possible for those space flights to take place? You don't realize just how big those rockets were until you've stood beside one. It's a great place to take kids so that they can learn about the history of the space program.

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Murfreesboro
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“2012 4th of July Event”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

The fireworks spectacle 2012 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center was a "blast" again this year.
The venue was equipped with vendors selling food and beverages (Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic). For the children and adults young at heart many wonderful items were sold to remember the event and help bring the fun to the festivities. Blowing bubble guns, headgear that lit the hues of reds, blues and greens made children fill the excitement of the celebration. The outside area was equipped with a live band; attendees were invited to ride the Space Shot, G-Force, Kids Cosmos, and The Bounce House and were equipped with family photo ops in Shuttle Park. The fireworks were delayed by 15 minutes because of an incoming thunderstorm,
Though not major, all the guests where invited into the Davidson Center to protect them from the rain. The exhibits on the top floor were graciously turned on and lit which gave a bonus in the activities. The fireworks started at 9:15 promptly and were amazing. I was counting by my watch a full 20-25 minute firework display without pause.
Be sure to check out the events for July 4th 2013 by visiting the Rocket Center website.
Also, don't forget the facility is open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Check their website for upcoming events, fees etc. It's truly a travel back in history and one of the most rewarding times in America. Let us not forget what our country has achieved.

Visited July 2012
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