Here is a list of local and national sites to visit for an up-close look at astronomy and space.
Vanderbilt University's working observatory provides many opportunities for public events, summer camps, teacher workshops, and classroom field trips.
Space Chase at the Adventure Science Center
Hands-on, interactive exhibit devoted to space exploration. Includes EVA (spacewalks) and moon walker simulations as well as solar system exhibits and displays.
Kennedy Space Center
Tour launch areas, train in a spaceflight simulator, and learn about the future of space exploration.
U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Explore the Huntsville's role in the early exploration of Space and learn about current space projects.
National Air and Space Museum
Hundreds of original artifacts on display, including Apollo XI's command module, Columbia, and a lunar rock sample that visitor's can touch.