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Apollo Virtual Reality Experience (Gallery 2)
From 7/22/2019 through 7/30/2019

Apollo 11 Virtual Reality is the story of the greatest journey ever taken by humankind. This virtual reality experience is the recreation of the events which took place between July 16th and July 24th 1969. Now, for the first time ever, you get to experience this hostoric even through the eyes of those who lived it.

Apollo 11 Virtual Reality is a new type of interactive documentry. Using a mix of orginial archive audo and video together with accurate recreations of the spacecraft and locations, all set to inspirational music, you can relive the greatest journey humans have ever undertaken.

Get set for an experience that will not only educate you but will also leave a lasting impression and deep respect for the men and women who worked on the Apollo program during NASA's golden era.

This experience lasts about 10 minutes, and museum admission is required to participate.

Ticket Prices
$10.00 - All Ages
$8.00 - Member Pricing
Destination Solar System (Planetarium)
From 7/22/2019 through 8/31/2019

The year is 2096. Space tourism is booming, and you’ve signed up for a quick trip around the Solar System with Space Express Tours!

In this live show, your guides are Jesse, a lovable rookie tour guide who can’t wait to show you the wonders of your celestial neighborhood, and Max, the much more experienced—if slightly grumpy—shipboard computer.

With Max steering the ship and Jesse chattering excitedly about each place you visit, you’ll soar through the Asteroid Belt, explore the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, and hover over the roiling surface of the Sun. Hold on tight!

Pricing
Adult - $10.00
Child - $9.00
Space Next 3D (National Geographic Theater)
From 7/22/2019 through 8/31/2019

The journey to reach the stars began with our earliest dreams of flying, and led to landing on the moon and sending a probe to Pluto. But that's only the beginning. Space Next offers a glimpse into tomorrow, and the possibilities of what is to come by way of private space developments and national space programs. The result is an immersive display of interplanetary excellence sure to inspire a generation of explorers, scientists, and dreamers. Come discover what's next.


Pricing
Adult - $8.00
Child - $7.00
Summer Skies (Planetarium)
From 7/22/2019 through 8/31/2019

Learn about the summer night sky and the various objects that are visible at this time of year, in this live and interactive presentation. Your personal tour guide to the cosmos will teach you to navigate through the sky and highlight constellations, planets, and even some deep sky objects such as galaxies and nebulae. This presentation is great for all ages and is a traditional planetarium experience with a modern kick.

Pricing
Adult - $10.00
Child - $9.00
To Space and Back 3D (National Geographic Theater)
From 7/22/2019 through 8/31/2019

Space exploration is having a big impact on your life. Not only is it helping discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, its reaching back down into our world and influencing the way we live.

To Space and Back, takes you on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. The technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. What’s happening above and beyond is coming back down to Earth!

Pricing
Adult - $8.00
Child - $7.00
Touch the Stars 2D (National Geographic Theater)
From 7/22/2019 through 8/31/2019

Touch the Stars centers on mankind's probes used in exploration of our solar system and the galaxy beyond. The film traces the path to space through the history of NASA's probes, orbiters, and landers, from the heart of our solar system to the surface of the other planets and moons, to the grand tour of the Voyager spacecraft through the outer planets and beyond.


Pricing
Adult - $8.00
Child - $7.00
Apollo 11: First Steps (Planetarium)
From 7/22/2019 through 11/21/2019

Timed to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, APOLLO 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the moon. Filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing and return of this historic mission—one of humanity’s greatest achievements and the first to put men on the moon.

Pricing
Adult - $10.00
Child - $9.00
Our Place in Space (Planetarium)
From 7/22/2019 through 11/21/2019

Journey through our solar system, with your own personal tour guide, as we explore our little place in space. This live and interactive presentation explores the highlights of the solar system including the sun, planets, moons, and even your favorite dwarf planet (which we assume is Pluto). Great for all ages, audience participation helps to guide the scope of each presentation.

Pricing
Adult - $10.00
Child - $9.00
Astronaut Lunch (Astronaut Luncheon)
From 7/26/2019 through 8/23/2019

Lunch With an Astronaut

The event begins at noon with a lunch of barbecue* with all the trimmings followed by the astronaut speaking, answering questions from the audience and posing for photos with guests.

*Vegetarian option available

Click the astronaut's name below to learn more about them.


June 21 - Bob Springer
June 28 - Larry DeLucas
July 5 - Don Thomas
July 12 - Wendy Lawrence
July 19 - Hoot Gibson
July 26 - Wendy Lawrence
August 2 - Mike Foreman
August 9 - Don Thomas
August 16 - Mike Foreman
August 23 - Hoot Gibson
Friday After Hours at Intuitive Planetarium (Planetarium)
From 7/26/2019 through 9/27/2019

Doors open at 6:15pm; Presentation begins at 7:00pm

July 26 – Ask Albert: Moon to Mars - What's Next?
Having just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we’ll take a look at the next frontier in space, travel to the moon and then Mars, and what challenges humans will face within colonies far from Earth.

August 2 – Alabama Skies
Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky visible from the Huntsville area for the upcoming month including stars, constellations, planets, deep sky objects, related mythological stories and updates of current astronomical discoveries.

August 9 – Cocktails & Cosmos - Extraterrestrial Life
In this event, we’ll be talking about extraterrestrial life. Is it real? Where it would be located if it were? Why we should care? Bring your favorite little green friend!

August 16 – Astronomy for All: ISS, Home Away From Home
The International Space Station has a very complex design and systems to accommodate human life and allow astronauts to perform unique science experiments. In this event, we’ll be taking a close look at what it’s like to live on the ISS and how it works, inside and out.

August 23 – Ask Albert: (To Be Announced)
This exciting presentation is built in real-time based on audience questions submitted prior to and during the event. Each month will feature a specific astronomical topic.

August 30 – Our Place in Space
This is an extended version of our daily live guided tour of the universe. Great for all ages! Audience participation drives the focus of the show.

September 6 – Alabama Skies
Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky visible from the Huntsville area for the upcoming month including stars, constellations, planets, deep sky objects, related mythological stories and updates of current astronomical discoveries.

September 13 – Cocktails & Cosmos: (To Be Announced)
Sip a featured specialty cocktail and enjoy a discussion on astronomical topics such as exoplanets, spacecraft missions, black holes or other educational topics intended for an adult audience. Science and humor included!

September 20 – Astronomy for All: (To Be Announced)
This monthly feature includes a presentation on astronomical topics such as exoplanets, spacecraft missions, black holes or other educational topics appropriate for all ages. Science, humor and an activity included!

September 27 – Ask Albert: (To Be Announced)
This exciting presentation is built in real-time based on audience questions submitted prior to and during the event. Each month will feature a specific astronomical topic.
Homeschool Adventure Day (Entire Museum)
On 10/17/2019

Homeschool Family Adventure Days - Summer 2019
July 18th, 2019

Your entire family is invited to spend the day with us.

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary: The Eagle Has Landed
Celebrating one of mankind’s crowning technological achievements, the 50th anniversary of NASA landing men on the moon July 20th, 1969!

Homeschool Family Adventure Days - Fall 2019
October 17th, 2019

Your entire family is invited to spend the day with us.

Museum Science: Become an Archivist
Preserving our past is the heart of museum science. Discover the ways museum archivists preserve and house artifacts, and train like an archivist at the largest space museum in the world!

Each Homeschool Family Adventure Day includes:
· Entrance into the U.S. Space 8 Rocket Center
· Explore our traveling exhibition
· STEM hands-on activities
· Our permanent exhibition, “Spark!Lab”

· $20.00 per person

Add a movie for a discounted rate of $7.00
Add a planetarium show for a discounted rate of $9.00
*Available for purchase the day of event



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