From the charm of the antebellum South to the cutting edge of 21st Century technology, it’s right here in Huntsville! Historically based attractions transport visitors back in time to when cotton was king while others offer a glimpse into the future. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, offers student tours a look at the history as well as the future of space travel. The Davidson Center for Space Exploration houses one of only three remaining actual Saturn V moon rockets suspended 12 feet above the floor!
Students can participate in “A Lesson in Art” at the Huntsville Museum of Art. Alabama Constitution Village marks the site where Alabama became the 22nd state. Villagers dressed in period clothing make history come alive as they re-enact urban life in the 1800s and invite students to try their hand at candle-dipping, blacksmithing and more. At the Historic Huntsville Depot, students can spend the night in one of the oldest railroad structures in the nation, Bridge Street Town Centre.
More than 100 interactive exhibits and an Immersive Theater await the young and young at heart at Sci-Quest. Students are encouraged to participate in labs such as “Dissection” and “DNA Extraction.” Burritt on the Mountain will take visitors on a time-traveling trip through rural lifestyles from the 1800s. Other activities at Burritt invite visitors to explore the geology of the mountain setting. The Veterans Memorial Museum presents fascinating first-hand accounts of some of America’s most significant historic moments.