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BUS TOUR: Marshall Space Flight Center (suspended)

  • One Tranquility Base
  • Huntsville, AL 35805-3399
  • 256-837-3400 | (800) 637-7223
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Bus Tour: Marshall Space Flight Center

Daily - 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Departing from blue awning in front of the main entrance

Ages 5 and up: $20 | Children, ages four and under: Free

Short of becoming a rocket scientist, there’s no better way to get a glimpse of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) than on the MSFC Bus Tour also known as the NASA Bus Tour!

Take a bus from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for an exciting tour of the MSFC facilities, including the Propulsion Research and Development Laboratory. Don’t miss your chance to visit the Redstone Test Stand, a National Historic Landmark, where static tests of the Juno I and Mercury Redstone Launch Vehicles were performed from 1953 to 1961. 

The tour is led by a trained Museum Presenter, allowing guests to sit back and relax as the presenter explains the past, present and future of Marshall Space Flight Center. The tour lasts approximately 2 - 2 ½ hours and returns to the main entrance at the Rocket Center.

Marshall Space Flight Center Bus Tour tickets are sold separately from museum tickets. Tickets must be purchased at the main ticket desk or call 256-721-7114 for pre-paid reservations.

Please note that bus tour ticket sales close each day at 12 p.m. CST. If you or someone in your party requires accommodations for any disability, please contact our guest services staff at (256) 721-7114 in advance. Arrangements can be made to accommodate your request.

Please note that the tour includes multiple stops where guests will be getting off and back on the bus. Bathroom access is limited.

NASA Bus Tour Rules:

  • All participants must be U.S. citizens

  • Picture I.D. (state issued driver's license or Passport) required for anyone 16 years of age or older.

  • No large bags or backpacks

  • Bags may be subject to inspection

  • No food or drinks

  • Bathrooms are not readily available

  • No weapons allowed

  • No outstanding warrants

*Seats are limited and reservations are recommended

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  • RV Sites: 27
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  • Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day
  • Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Description Plan an event that will give your guests memories for a lifetime! A Smithsonian Affiliate, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) houses the most complete collection of national treasures from space exploration on the planet. This exclusive venue offers a breathtaking backdrop that cannot be found anywhere else in the world! They welcome all types of events – both large and small – and their team of experienced professionals is ready to assist you in planning all of the details to make your visit a spectacular success.
  • Largest Room 68200
  • Total Sq. Ft. 89270
  • Reception Capacity 1000
  • Space Notes Additionally: Apollo Terrace - Just outside the doors of Saturn V Hall is the Apollo Terrace, featuring a stunning view of the vertical Saturn V and Apollo Courtyard. Enjoy intimate dining in the striking shadow of the largest rocket ever built. Capacity: 100 Apollo Courtyard - At the Apollo Courtyard you can enjoy your reception or picnic under the Saturn V moon rocket. Dine among the footprints of astronauts and tributes to their space missions and admire the collection of commemorative bricks honoring the innovative engineers and scientists who took us to the moon. Capacity: 250-500 Main Exhibit Area - Located at the heart of the U. S. Space & Rocket Center is the Main Exhibit Area, which lends itself to exciting receptions. The area offers a one-of-a-kind setting with historic space capsules. Hands-on-exhibits will entertain your guests as they land a space ship on the moon, dock with a satellite or use a robotic arm. There is no place like it on Earth! Capacity: 250 Shuttle Park - Dances and receptions are easily accommodated in the lovely outdoor setting of Shuttle Park, which features the only place in the world where you can stand under a “full stack” space shuttle – Pathfinder. Adjacent to Pathfinder is an authentic supersonic T-38 Talon – a training aircraft used by NASA astronauts to sharpen their piloting skills and get accustomed to the gravitational forces of liftoff and reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere. Reception Capacity: 1,000
  • Theatre Capacity 600
  • Banquet Capacity 800
  • Number of Rooms 11
  • Classroom Capacity 200
Main Exhibit Area
  • Reception Capacity: 250
Mars Dining Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 10000
  • Banquet Capacity: 275
  • Reception Capacity: 300
Shuttle Park
  • Banquet Capacity: 1000
  • Reception Capacity: 4000
Astrotek Building
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 5730
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Corporate Classrooms l, ll
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 70
Education Training Facility
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1724
  • Theater Capacity: 125
  • Classroom Capacity: 120
  • Banquet Capacity: 75
  • Reception Capacity: 150
ETF Science Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1240
  • Classroom Capacity: 34
Saturn V Hall
  • Banquet Capacity: 800
  • Reception Capacity: 1000
Digital Theater
  • Theater Capacity: 360
Apollo Terrace
  • Banquet Capacity: 80
  • Reception Capacity: 120
Spacedome Imax Theater
  • Theater Capacity: 250