So after over a week off from blogging, I am ready to jump back into things! I’ll use the excuse that after 7 hours at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center a few weekends ago, I was WORN OUT! Let me add the detail that it was with 4 Girl Scouts age 9, 10, and 11 plus my own three year old. This was me that night:HA!!!
That Saturday was our Girl Scout Council’s Spring Girl Scout Day and it was held at the United States Space and Rocket Center located in Huntsville, AL. My girl’s had opted to use a portion of their Cookie Sale profit to attend. Admission included lunch, access to all of the rides and museum and “things to do”, plus an IMAX movie ticket. Unfortunately, the IMAX would break down when it came time for our movie reservation. ): We did get to see a 3-D movie on Tornado Storm Chasing. My 3 year old did get a little impatient, but over all it was good!
The girls rode the Space Shot and a gravity ride a million times. They rock climbed and were able to watch a “magic show” on the science in what most people think is magic. Then they toured and were able to see the Saturn V (which is GIGANTIC!) and see a lot of other NASA things. We stood in line for 45 minutes just to ride a 5 minute Mars Rover simulator. Now I know why parents hated field trips that included Six Flags. Ha!
Even though they all had a great time, I made sure they learned and focused on some educational things. While we stood in line waiting to ride the simulator, I made them all try out the kiosk that featured all of the female astronauts in history.
I never thought we would be there for 7 hours! I was thinking 4 hours, maybe 5 tops. I definitely did not wear the appropriate shoes for 7 hours. It was a really great time, though! My daughter now knows the older girls by name and thinks she is a Girl Scout too (; Which hopefully she will be in a few more years.
If you’ve never toured the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and live within driving distance of Huntsville, AL, I suggest planning a visit. It really is a great time. (I actually plan to go back one Saturday without children so that I can actually stop and read about everything.)