In 1970, the doors to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center opened and since, about 16 million people have visited. This attraction provides plenty of artifacts, events and so much more. Some of the most famous artifacts found at the center include:
- Skylab Orbital Workshop
- Apollo 12 Moon Rock
- National Historic Landmark Saturn V Moon Rocket
- Apollo 16 Command Module
These are just a few of the many artifacts found throughout the center.
There are many permanent exhibits found at the center. The Main Exhibit area is where it all starts with the Apollo 16 capsule and many other artifacts. This area also includes as 67-foot screen with daily features. It’s the only full-dome IMAX Theater found in Huntsville. Other permanent exhibits include:
- Rocket Park
- Brick Locator
- Saturn V Hall at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration
- Shuttle Park
- Discovery Theater
- National Geographic Theater
Along with the permanent exhibits, there are many featured exhibits, such as The Robot Zoo and the Science Fiction, Science Future, which are currently at the center.
As you are visiting the center, you can also enjoy a meal at the Mars Grill. This restaurant includes an all-you-can-eat salad bar, barbecue food, burgers, soup and more. Stop for lunch or just grab a snack as you enjoy the rest of the exhibits.
Another cool feature to enjoy at the center is one of the simulators. You can enjoy the Space ShotTM, G-Force Accelerator, Mars Mission, Mars Climbing Wall or one of the other. The simulators are one of the largest draws at the center.
Hours and Admission
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is open from 9am to 5pm daily except for holidays. Admission is $20 for those 13 and up, $15 for children ages five to 12 and free for children under 4. IMAX tickets are an extra cost and some package deals are available.