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Visiting the Huntsville Space Center

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US Space & Rocket Center

US Space & Rocket Center

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Located in Huntsville, Alabama, the Huntsville Space Center has the greatest collection of rockets and space memorabilia anywhere.

Rides In Space Here you'll find some of the most awesome space rides on the planet!

Space Shot:

What does a rocket launch really feel like? Five, four, three, two, one, liftoff!

  • 140 feet straight up in 2.5 seconds
  • 4 G's of force
  • 2 - 3 seconds of weightlessness
  • 1G free fall
  • Must be 54" tall to ride

Mars Mission

  • Hang on for a wild ride!
  • Your craft hovers over Alpha Base and the rough terrain of the Red Planet.
  • Discover Martian secrets and see why it's a ride within a ride.

Apollo Cockpit Trainer

Sit inside an Apollo cockpit trainer, perform tasks with a robotic arm and check out the Blackbird, the sleek U.S. Air Force Spy plane that flew coast to coast in less than 68 minutes. Explore Huntsville's role in the development of the United States' first missile and space programs in "Rocket City Legacy".

Lunar Lander: Let your young astronaut experience a unique landing on the Lunar Surface.

G-Force Accelerator

  • Experience 3 G's pushing on your body!
  • As the speed increases you will actually rise up in your seat.
  • You must be 48" tall to ride the G-Force Accelerator.

Kids Cosmos Energy Depletion Zone: Young astronauts are able to crawl around in the Space Station.

  • Dream of docking the command module to the Space Station.
  • Crawl up into the rocket and picture being launched to the Moon.
  • For children under the age of 8 accompanied by an adult.

Inclement Weather Statement:

  • All simulators must close for 20 minutes for each lightning or thunder strike
  • Space Shot cannot operate in high winds, rain, or temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

IMAX Theater
Experience being in the middle of the action with the unmatched clarity of the highest quality film format in the world - IMAX. Take in incredible vistas as if you're actually there.

General Information:

Whether you're 1 or 100, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center has something for you!

  • Hands-on learning experiences
  • Thrilling rides: go to Mars and experience the sensation of weightlessness
  • Actual vehicles and artifacts from U. S. and Russian Space Programs
  • Space-related play areas for young visitors
  • One of the largest collection of rockets in the world

Here is a map to the US Space & Rocket Center

Hours of Operation The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is open from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM year round.

Holiday Hours
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is closed on the following holidays:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve
  • New Year's Day.

Ticket Prices
Combination Admission (Includes Museum, Rocket Park and one movie in our Spacedome IMAX? Theater.)

  • Adults $20.00 USD
  • Children $15.00 USD
  • Children under 5 admitted at no charge

Spacedome IMAX Theater only

  • Adults $8 USD
  • Children $7 USD
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