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Huntsville, Alabama

Big Spring Park

Capitol Building

Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama is also known as“Rocket City”. The moment you enter Huntsville you will notice missiles, spacecraft, and a rocket theme that runs deep throughout the city. After a visit to the US Space and Rocket Center you will understand why!

Established

1811

Population

197,318

Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

  • 3 days bus transportation

  • 1-night accommodations at the US Space and Rocket Center

  • 1-night hotel accommodations at student friendly hotel

  • 2 lunches at US Space and Rocket Center

  • 1 dinner at US Space and Rocket Center

  • Admission to overnight space program at US Space and Rocket Center

  • 1 lunch

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Day 1

Morning – Group arrives in Alabama and meets their licensed tour guide at The Huntsville Museum of Art

“The Museum’s own permanent collection includes more than 3,000 objects and also forms the basis for several exhibitions each year.”  

Afternoon – Make your way to the US Space and Rocket Center for a full day and a half of space camp. Lunch will be served before embarking on the Surveyor Program.

“Surveyor is a great way to experience the excitement of spaceflight! Surveyor is a one-night, structured educational adventure that allows students the opportunity to explore the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Trainees in the Surveyor program will train like an astronaut, build and launch Action-Reaction rockets and have a science briefing correlated to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) national education standards.”

Evening – Dinner is served and group continues on with the Surveyor Program. Group will bunk at the Space Station for the evening

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Day 2

Morning – Enjoy a buffet breakfast and prepare for another day of learning and adventure. 

“Train like an astronaut on the 1/6th Gravity Chair, the Five Degrees of Freedom simulator and the Multi-Axis Trainer! Construct and launch your own model rocket! Learn what it’s like to live on board the International Space Station. Discover the newest rocket that will carry NASA astronauts to Mars Use technology to design and construct a futuristic Martian colony! Launch on simulated missions to the International Space Station and beyond! Develop team-building and communication skills in an aquatic activity. Compete in camp-wide Challenge nights!” 

Afternoon – Lunch is served. Program concludes and group departs for the Huntsville Botanical Garden.  Enjoy strolling the grounds of this 112-acre garden.

Evening – Group will check into the hotel and unwind.  Depart for dinner. Your evening concludes with chilling tales of the Old Town District Ghost Tour. 

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Day 3

Morning – Enjoy breakfast and check out of hotel. Depart for a morning enjoying the trails and scenic views from the mountaintop of Monte Sano State Park.

Afternoon – Enjoy an early lunch before making your way to the Alabama Constitution Village.  

“The Alabama Constitution Village, also known as Constitution Hall Park, is a historical open-air museum in Huntsville, Alabama that reenacts life in 1819.”

Evening – Enjoy a farewell dinner before departing for home

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