**Special thanks to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center for hosting my family’s recent visit. All opinions and experiences are genuinely mine.**
During our most recent trip to Huntsville, we made visiting the U.S. Space and Rocket Center a top priority. Given my husband’s field of expertise and my son’s inclination to all things engineering, I suspected it would be a destination we would all enjoy and indeed I proved to be right about that.
If you grew up in the 80’s like I did, you probably heard about Space Camp. I remember receiving a full-color catalog in the mail that highlighted all of the activities included in the week-long experience. As one of those kids who loved the most dizzying, gravity-defying rides at the fair, you can bet I had my heart set on going to camp. Alas, it was not within the familial budget. I’d long since forgotten about my Space Camp dreams until we visited the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. That, you see, is where Space Camp takes place, along with Aviation Challenge Camp and Robotics Camp. Modern day kids have a whole slew of awesome camp experiences to choose from! But even if Space Camp is not ideal for your family’s circumstances, a visit to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center is definitely worthwhile.
Today I’m sharing a guide that will give you a brief overview of what to expect when you visit. Feel free to ask question in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them.
Where is the U.S. Space and Rocket Center?
The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is located in Huntsville, Alabama, which is in the central part of the far northern region of the state.
If you happen to be visiting Nashville, Tennessee, you could drive to Huntsville in about two hours. From Atlanta, the drive is about 3.5 hours.