U.S. Space & Rocket Center

The Visiting Info shown below, if any, is always subject to change. Please check the facility's website for the latest information before making a trip.

Write a review of this Field Trip destination
Facility:U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Address 1:One Tranquility Base
Address 2:
Zip Code:35805
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Admission:Combination Admission - (Includes Museum, Rocket
Park and one movie in the Spacedome IMAX Theater)
Adults - $20.95
Children (6-12) - $15.95
Children under 6 admitted FREE!

Museum Only Admission
Adults - $16.00
Children (6-12) - $11.00

Spacedome IMAX Theater only
Adults - $8.00
Children (6-12) - $7.00
Telephone:(800) 637-7223
Website:Visit Website
Bama Taylor, Co-op Member
Fantastic trip but unreasonably expensive.
Lisa C., Co-op Member
This is always a fun trip, but I do agree with the previous review that it's very expensive. We are only able to afford it if we buy a family membership. As far as the attractions go, there's something to interest everyone. Simulators, space mission displays, a climbing wall, traveling exhibits and an IMax theater. Even if you're not into space, you'll enjoy a visit to the Space and Rocket Center.
Anna G., Co-op Member
The US Space & Rocket Center is a fantastic place for a field trip! It is full of interesting space facts, history, and of course - ROCKETS! There are plenty of interactive exhibits, a playground and rides, and plenty of things the kids can actually touch and climb into. Perfect trip during an astronomy study or for anyone interested in space, astronauts, or rockets. Kids under 5 are free. Prices are high, but go early and stay all day. Let the kids stand amazed at the large rockets, play, eat at Mars Grill, and just enjoy the experience. My future astronaut was so excited!
K.Davis, Co-op Member
Its a great place to go visit for all ages. as my youngest keeps growing up I see her intrigued with Sciences more and more. Next step for us is to try out one of the camps. The price isn't to bad plus they give discounts for living in the vicinity of N Alabama. Overall a great place for kids to learn but really get up and close to all the space memorabilia.
Carrie, Co-op Member
We went to the Space Rocket Center last school year on a homeschool field trip. The kids all loved the hands-on exhibits and the rides. At the end of the day we went to a show that talked about the ISS. That was by far the best part of the day! He asked for kid volunteers and let them go on stage and check out the prop space station up close. We are going back this year and we're doing the Ultimate Field Trip package so we can have a guided tour and a class room demonstration. If you are studying space I definitely recommend a trip here!
S. Oubre, Co-op Member
As always a great experience! As most have stated, it can be pricey for admission. However we have a reciprocal museum admission pass from our local participating museum, and were able to attend with 2 adults and up to 3 kids for free. They also give military discounts, TVA, and senior citizen discounts.

We got to tour a mock up of the ISS, ride simulators, and view the Saturn Rocket. Our family enjoyed learning about the history of our area, and the legacy of Werner Von Braun. We had an 18 hour commute back home and the kids discussed astronomy, engineering, and space the entire way. Time will tell, but I hope it inspires something great in them!
Write a review of this Field Trip destination