Fun at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center

When our local school system started classes for the year, we decided to start the “un-schooling”  portion of our homeschooling.   Our first adventure was a trip to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Although it was not our first trip, it had a traveling exhibit of Star Wars that was enjoyed by all. (Luckily, my five year old did not freak out like another boy her size.)

I honestly did not think that Star Wars would be educational, but it was great for Star Wars fans and interactive learning.

My daughter spent a lot of time creating floating magnetic car out of LEGOS and running along/above a variety of tracks.  It was a good lesson in magnetism.

She even spent more time programming a mini R2D2 for him to travel from a starting line to a finish line with a turn in the middle.  She loved it.

Programmable R2D2

Her parents really like the exhibit also.  They just wish that is was not so much additional money to get into the exhibit.

The exhibit ticket price was not so much more when you purchased a single combined admission ticket, $30 vs. $24.95 for an adult.  However, we purchased a membership so we could go to other science centers and museums for free this year and the exhibit cost us $16 for each adult.

We are happy that we purchased the membership anyway.  It is not that far from us to Huntsville, and there are many other places we can now go for free.

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s regular exhibits are worth checking out especially if you are close to Huntsville.  There are many full size rockets, planes, space capsules, nice exhibits, IMAX theater and there are even a few related rides for kids and adults.

This time I found a piece of the Skylab! I was fascinated by the Skylab when I was young.  My daughter was fascinated by R2D2. . .hmm.

SkyLab Fragment

Thinking about going yourself?  Click here for their website.

Again, this is just my opinion.  This is not compensated in anyway.

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