The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will be CLOSED Friday, February 27, 2015.

Day Camps

Experience all the excitement of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center® at Day Camp! Crew trainers guide trainees through the past, present and future of flight or space exploration, using actual jets, shuttles and rockets as the backdrop. 

Trainees choose from three distinct camp options: Space, Aviation or Robotics. Tuition includes lunch and a snack daily. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for a small fee. Each camp session begins on a Monday and runs through Friday.

All programs are held in Huntsville, Alabama.

Ready to take summer to a whole new level?  Book your Day Camp experience today by calling 1-800-637-7223 or 256-837-3400.

Don’t know which day camp program to choose?  Here’s some more information to help you decide:

Robotics Day Camp

  • Do you like to build things?
  • Do you like to play with robots and LEGOS?

If you said yes, then Robotics Day Camp is for you!  In the Robotics Camp program, you will:

  • Learn basic engineering and design principles with robots.
  • Build better communication and teambuilding skills.
  • Work on simple engineering and design projects.
  • Small group work
  • Swimming once during your weeklong adventure

Space Camp® Day Camp

  • Do you want to build and launch your own rocket?
  • Do you like to do experiments?
  • Do you want to know what is it like to be a space station astronaut?

If you said yes, then Space Day Camp is for you!  In the Space Camp Day program you will:

  • Hands-on Science Lab activities led by our education department
  • Perform hands-on astronaut experiments like the real astronauts on the space station
  • Observe rocketry principles in action by building and launching rockets.
  • Learn about living and working in space.
  • Draw and design your own space mission patch.
  • Museum activities including simulators like the Mars Climbing Wall and Mission to Mars.
  • Learn how Huntsville took man to the moon.
  • Swimming during your weeklong adventure

Aviation Day Camp

  • Do you want to fly fighter pilot simulators?
  • Do you want to learn survival skills?
  • Do you want to know what it is like to be a fighter pilot?

If you said yes, then Aviation Day Camp is for you!  In the Aviation program you will:

  • Learn the basics of flying
  • Learn to fly an F-18 simulator
  • Learn land survival training
  • Learn water survival training
  • Learn how to build shelters
  • Build a toy glider
  • Participate in aviation-themed hands-on activities
  • Outdoor activities including simulators and swimming