The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is ready for visitors again but those visitors should expect a different experience for the foreseeable future. Expect to see social distancing practices in place that include a one-directional path through exhibits and Plexiglass shields at the visitor service and ticketing desks. Operating hours have shortened to allow for more time to clean and attendance will be limited with a pre-purchase of tickets encouraged. For the full list of Covid-19 safety measures click here.
When will the U.S. Space & Rocket Center be open?
- It will reopen to museum members only on Friday, May 29th, 2020 and to the general public on Saturday, May 30th, 2020.
What are the new operating hours?
- Operating hours are:
- Monday – Closed for cleaning
- Tuesday through Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM
- Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
- Sunday: 11 AM – 4 PM
How is The Rocket Center supporting social distancing?
- All areas are signed with reminders to stay 6 feet apart, queue-lines are marked in 6-foot increments and plexiglass shields have been installed in transaction areas. Areas where social distancing is not possible have been temporarily closed.
What attractions and exhibits are currently open:
- Saturn V Hall exhibitions
- Moon Crater
- Military Park
- Rocket Park
- Shuttle Park
- Featured Exhibit, “Playing with Light”
- Rocket Shop
- Mining Sluice
Do I have to wear a mask?
Masks are required for staff and strongly recommended for all visitors. If you do not have a mask the center will have them available for purchase ($1.00).
Are the simulators open?
- No, the simulators are temporarily closed at this time to support social distancing
Is the National Geographic Theater open?
- The theater will remain closed until mid-June. Plans are underway to open it as soon as they can as we learn more about social distancing in compressed areas.
When will the Planetarium reopen?
- The Planetarium will be opening in June for evening events and will reopen for daily shows as they learn more about social distancing in compressed areas.
What is the admission price?
- Admission price has been reduced to $13 – a 50% discount. This is subject to change as they are able to open more exhibits and attractions.
What is your current featured exhibit?
“Playing with Light” is the current feature. Read our parent review of this exhibit here.
Is Space Camp open?
- Space Camp plans to reopen on June 28th, 2020.
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