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Destination Solar System (Planetarium)
From 3/21/2019 through 4/30/2019

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!
Explore (Planetarium)
From 3/21/2019 through 4/30/2019

Join an adventurous journey of humankind: from ancient Mesopotamia to the age of space exploration. The story centers on the motive of human travel to Mars, and presents and explains a broad selection of related scientific topics, including the history of astronomy, the geocentric and heliocentric models, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, and orbital maneuvers.
Galileo - First Light (Planetarium)
From 3/21/2019 through 4/30/2019

With two pieces of glass and a tube – the first telescope – Galileo changed the way we think about the universe forever. In this live production, journey with Galileo on a cosmic voyage of discovery as you explore the past and imagine the future.
Chandra Lecture Series (Planetarium)
On 3/26/2019

Join us after hours at the INTUITIVE® Planetarium.

Explore invisible worlds with Dr. Martin Weisskopf, project scientist for the Chandra X-Ray telescope, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of NASA's "Great Observatories." Dr. Weisskopf will explore how Chandra has changed our understanding of the universe and the key role Marshall Space Flight Center played in the telescope's development.
Astronomy for All (Planetarium)
On 4/5/2019

Join us after hours at the INTUITIVE® Planetarium.

Enjoy an inspiring presentation and hands-on activities for all ages and prepare to be amazed by the wonders of the sky on our 67-foot dome. This monthly event features astronomical highlights from the Huntsville sky.

Doors open at 6pm. Planetarium Show begins at 7pm.
Homeschool Adventure Day (Entire Museum)
From 4/11/2019 through 10/17/2019

Homeschool Family Adventure Days - Spring 2019
April 11th, 2019

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

The Father of the American Space Program: Wernher von Braun
Honoring the past and engineering the future of Alabama’s missions to the moon and Mars. Engineering design challenges will accompany the lessons and talks by engineers developing America’s next great ship, NASA’s Space Launch System rocket.

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
*Available for purchase the day of event



Cocktails and Cosmos: Astrology vs. Astronomy (Planetarium)
On 4/12/2019

Join us after hours at the INTUITIVE® Planetarium.

Explore the difference between astrology and astronomy. Learn about the attributes of each zodiac sign, what time of year each represents, and the history of how these theories came to be. Enjoy our star-themed signature cocktail, too!* Hey, what's your sign?

Doors open at 6pm. Planetarium Show begins at 7pm.

*Drinks are a separate purchase available upon arrival.

Participants must be ages 21 and up as there will be alchohol served.
Human Exploration Rover Challenge Registration (Rover Challenge)
On 4/12/2019

This registration is for international teams with a confirmed registration for the 2019 Human Exploration Rover Challenge event sponsored by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. U.S. teams do not have to pay a registration fee. This event will occur on the grounds of the US Space and Rocket Center April 12-13, 2019, and payment of the registration fee will allow participation in the event. It is not for entrance into the US Space and Rocket Center Museum.

The NASA Rover Challenge is an engineering design challenge to engage students worldwide in the next phase of human space exploration. It is designed to encourage research and development of new technologies for future mission planning and crewed space missions to other worlds. The competition challenges high school and college students to create a human-powered vehicle designed to traverse the simulated surface of another world. The official website for the Rover Challenge is at https://www.nasa.gov/roverchallenge/home/index.html



Date Night in the Dome: The Birth of a Star (Planetarium)
On 4/19/2019

Join us after hours at the INTUITIVE® Planetarium.

What happens when a star is born? Discover the fascinating journey of the birth and life cycle of a star and learn more about the different types of stars in our galaxy. Childcare, themed activities and snacks are also available for children in our Spark!Lab gallery. (*Additional charges apply.)

Doors open at 6pm. Planetarium show runs from 7pm to 8pm.

*As you enjoy drinks, special activities and a date night in our state-of-the art planetarium, your children will have a blast in Spark!Lab! Tickets for potty-trained children ages 5 to 12 are $15 each and include hands-on STEM activities, snacks and a drink.

Please click here to purchase children's tickets.

This ticket option is available for purchase with the following After Hours Planetarium Events:
“Date Night in the Dome: Beware the Ides of March” – March 15
“Date Night in the Dome: The Birth of a Star” – April 19

Parents must be on-site and attending the “Date Night in the Dome” event for their child to participate in the Spark!Lab activities. No drop-offs permitted.
Boy Scout Day (Entire Museum)
On 4/20/2019

Join us for Boy Scout Day! Your price for admission includes:

• Museum admission
• Scout Patch
• NEW: “Apollo: When We Went to the Moon” Exhibit
• “ISS: Science on Orbit” Exhibit
• Smithsonian Spark!Lab
• Museum Simulators (weather permitting)
• Space-themed activities
(Activities can be used toward Badge requirements.)

*U.S. Space & Rocket Center will not issue Merit Badges. Activities are based on Merit Badge requirements and can be used toward earning a Merit Badge at Scout leader’s discretion.

Discounted movies and planetarium shows can be added at the ticket desk.
Girl Scout Day (Entire Museum)
On 4/27/2019

Join us for Girl Scout Day! Your price for admission includes:

• Museum admission
• Scout Patch
• NEW: “Apollo: When We Went to the Moon” Exhibit
• “ISS: Science on Orbit” Exhibit
• Smithsonian Spark!Lab
• Museum Simulators (weather permitting)
• Space-themed activities
(Activities can be used toward Badge requirements.)

*U.S. Space & Rocket Center will not issue Badges. Activities are based on Badge requirements and can be used toward earning Badge at Troop leader’s discretion.

Discounted movies and planetarium shows can be added at the ticket desk.
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