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U.S. Space & Rocket Center
One Tranquility Base
The U.S. Space & Rocket Center® in Huntsville, Alabama, is home to Space Camp® and Aviation Challenge® and houses the national historic landmark Saturn V moon rocket! The world’s largest space attraction offers incredible displays of artifacts from our nation’s space program, hands-on interactive exhibits, IMAX theater, 3D theater and space travel simulators. The Space Camp and Aviation Challenge immersive educational programs place students in real-world context allowing them to view mathematics and science as something more than just an academic exercise. These subjects become tools to develop future careers as scientists, engineers, teachers and astronauts.


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Pathfinder is a condensed version of the weeklong Space Camp® program. It focuses on math, science and space mission training. Pathfinder is a two-night, structured, educational adventure which includes a full history of the space program, astronaut simulators, a simulated shuttle mission, model rocket construction and launch and a Spacedome IMAX movie. The program concludes with a graduation ceremony for the trainees. Groups have the option of attending Monday to Wednesday, Wednesday to Friday, or Friday to Sunday.
Grades 4-8, Aviation track also available. Length of Course: 2 nights
Space Camp® & Aviation Challenge®
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Trainees attending Space Camp and Aviation Challenge engage in simulated astronaut and fighter pilot training to learn leadership skills, teamwork, problem-solving and decision-making. Space Camp trainees put their skills to the test as they train to live and work in space and take command of their own simulated space shuttle missions. Aviation Challenge trainees spend an exciting and educational week in the great outdoors training like military fighter pilots as they plan missions and fly high-performance jet simulators. Come experience the ultimate classroom! This program runs Sunday through Friday. A robotics program is also available. High school program is college accredited.
Grades 4-12 Length of Course: 5 days
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Surveyor is an introduction into the makings of the space program. It is a great way for larger groups to experience the excitement of spaceflight’s history. Surveyor is a one-night, structured, educational adventure which includes a guided tour of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, hands-on science activities, a STEM lab, astronaut simulators and other space-based activities. Students tour the Rocket Park, watch a Spacedome IMAX movie and experience some of the forces of spaceflight with our museum simulators. Check-in dates are Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday.
Grades 3-8 Length of Course: 1 night
Ultimate Field Trip
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The Ultimate Field Trip is a directed learning experience for students. The program includes a guided tour of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center® museum, interactive presentations and demonstrations about life on the International Space Station, a Spacedome® IMAX movie, simulators, and hands-on group activity. The NEW Math Exploration Ultimate Field Trip adds skills-based activities that bring mathematics to life by connecting our amazing collection of space hardware and artifacts to math skills that demonstrate applications beyond classroom walls. Math Exploration UFT correlates to nationally-accepted mathematics standards for Grades 3-8 and algebra.
Length of Course: Approximately 4 hours (including movie and box lunch)

Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau    500 Church Street Suite One, Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Phone: (256) 551-2230 | 1-866-ESC2HSV | Fax: (256) 551-2324

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