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Family Day at the U. S. Space and Rocket Center

Good afternoon everyone, it has been over two weeks since my last post. And I made a vow that I would start posting twice a week, but due to work and “writer’s block” I was unable to come up with great ideas for these posts. It has been over two weeks since school started back and I forgot to post the event that took place at US Space and Rocket Center.

And hence,  my twin sister, who works at the US Space and Rocket Center as a museum presenter got us free admission tickets to attend this event. There was this family day event at the Space Center where there was food, fun, giveaways, and so forth that were free. This annual event occurs before school starts for the children (grades pre-K-12).

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I will give a brief history of the US Space and Rocket before talking about the event which occurred the week before school started for the kids. The US Space and Rocket Center was established in 1965 located in Huntsville, Alabama (close to Redstone Arsenal). It is known for the history of various astronauts, space travels, artifacts, space camp, and so forth. The above picture is the Saturn I.

General Admission:

$24 for adults (at least age 13)

$16 for children (5 to 12)

Free for children under 4

They even provide discount for military, college students, seniors (55 and above), NASA civil service and retirees, TVA employees and retirees, and so forth.

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The latest exhibit at the space center known as the “Science of Rock n’ Roll”. One of the equipment “music creator” I don’t remember the actual name.

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Makenzie (Kiki) and Michael Jr. on the drum set

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Makenzie (Kiki) and Michael Jr. at astronaut cutouts

We took one of our nieces and nephews to the special event that took place at the US Space and Rocket Center where there was kid friendly attractions and they even got some attractions for little children (ages 8 and under). Overall, the event itself is a family friendly and it also pet friendly. I almost for to mention that there was free food catered by Lawler’s Barbecue (I forgot to take pictures), games such as bingo, ring toss using sodas and other beverages, etc, and giveaways. We all had a great time at the space center especially with our niece and nephew. Hopefully, this next time this event will take place again at the same place and there will be seasonal.