StenniSphere, Stennis Space Center's award winning visitors center, offers exciting new exhibits and stage shows. Travel to the Red Planet! Land the Space Shuttle! Go aboard the International Space Station!
StenniSphere makes every effort to accommodate individuals or groups with disabilities or special needs. Please contact StenniSphere prior to your visit to facilitate arrangements for any special assistance you may require.
Tours of StenniSphere depart from the Launch Pad at the Hancock County Welcome Center west of Bay St. Louis, Miss., on I-10 at Exit 2 just 48 miles west of Biloxi and 45 miles east of New Orleans.
Walk beneath an Apollo-era Lunar Lander and view exhibits and videos in the Launch Pad before boarding a shuttle bus to StenniSphere.
Every astronaut rides on engines tested at Stennis Space Center.
Next Stop: StenniSphere
- Real rocket engines and scale models of spacecraft
- Exhibits on NASA's mission and spacecraft for the 21st century
- A Navy exhibit that lets you forecast the weather in your hometown or take a walk under the sea
- Unique presentations designed to educate and entertain
- Exhibits on caring for the Gulf of Mexico
- RocKeTeria Diner, Odyssey Gift Shop and Motion Simulator
Exciting Outside Exhibits:
Swamp to Space:
Be A Rocket Scientist
The Meaning of NASA Missions:
A Patch Display
Land the Space Shuttle! Try your hand at landing a Space Shuttle! Youre in the pilots seat in a replica of the Space Shuttle cockpit. Observe your fellow crew members at work in the payload bay.
Come Aboard the international Space Station:
Back To The Future:
Von Braun's belongings are displayed courtesy of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., and James Deese's artifacts are courtesy of his son, Dr. Lawrence Deese, M.D., of Long Beach, Miss.
The Martians Have Landed!
Take a stroll through One Main Street Mars, a futuristic replica of what a home on the Red Planet might be like. Take a ride to Mars on the motion simulator! See the new live stage show that entertains as it educates. Shows are twice daily, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
From Our Space to Yours
NASA technology has brought us things like invisible braces and a special camera that sees invisible hydrogen flames. Learn how NASA is helping improve our lives in this exhibit, which offers a hands-on review of the benefits derived from human exploration and development of space.
Visitors should bring a photo I.D. to register and board a shuttle to StenniSphere.
Here is a map to Stennis Space Center.
OPEN DAILY 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday,
Closed Major Holidays.
Tours depart every 15 minutes.