Visiting Marshall Space Flight Center
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is situated on the U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. While visits to Marshall by the general public are not currently available, visitors are welcomed at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, which serves as Marshall's Visitor Information Center. Here, visitors can learn more about Marshall's legacy and ongoing work. Interactive exhibits and unique historic artifacts provided by the Marshall Center demonstrate our critical role in supporting the breadth of NASA's missions. Visitors to the information center learn how Marshall performs a broad range of activities -- developing, integrating and managing complex space systems and scientific research projects -- resulting in exciting and innovative scientific discoveries.
Home of U.S. Space Camp and the annual site of the NASA Great Moonbuggy Race, the Space & Rocket Center has one of the greatest collections of rockets and space memorabilia anywhere in the world. The Davidson Center for Space Exploration is the front door for the U.S. Space & Rocket Center complex, housing a magnificent, full-scale, fully restored Saturn V rocket overlooking numerous other exhibits and displays. The journey through the entire museum takes visitors from the roots of America's space program to the space-based science and discovery missions of today -- and those yet to come.
Current and retired NASA civil service employees and their family members (spouse and dependent children under the age of 21 living in the same household), and Marshall-badged, onsite NASA contractors receive free admission to the museum and half price for movies in the IMAX theater. If you have any questions, call 256-837-3400 or visit the website.
Elementary and secondary educational group tours to the Marshall Center are organized through the Educational Escapes Program. The Educational Escapes program is coordinated by the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau in conjunction with the partnering organizations. Educational tours to the Marshall Center are available on a limited schedule and are subject to cancellation based on national security alerts.
Access to Redstone Arsenal
Access to Redstone Arsenal requires a badge and prior approval of the hosting organization. If you have prior approval for a visit, you may enter through the Redstone Arsenal Visitor’s Center at Gate 9 on Research Park Boulevard/Rideout Road South, or at Gate 1 on Martin Road off South Memorial Parkway. Badges may be obtained for approved visitors at either site. Click here for maps and directions.
Take a self-guided tour of the Marshall Center! This list of recommended historic landmarks and world-class Marshall facilities provides a fascinating snapshot of the work we've conducted here for more than a half-century.
Safety Information for Visitors
The Marshall Center team is committed to mission success and to ensuring the work force and the programs, projects and support operations of the center and the agency are as safe as possible. Marshall is responsible for providing employees and visitors with a safe and healthful working environment. The "Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) Program Visitor Awareness Training" will help make you aware of your roles and responsibilities before you begin working at the Marshall Center. Please review the following instructions prior to your arrival.
Any visitor whose stay at the Marshall Center or at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans is expected to exceed 30 days must receive SHE101V: SHE Program Awareness Training within the first 10 days of their visit. This training may be taken prior to arrival if desired. If you have any questions, contact the organization you will be visiting or the Industrial Safety Branch at 256-544-0046.
Construction Employees must receive SHE 101C: SHE Program Awareness Training for Construction within the first 10 days of starting work. This training may be taken prior to arrival if desired. If you have any questions, contact the Facilities Management Office or the Industrial Safety Branch.
Once you have completed the training, send a signed copy that includes the information listed below to the Marshall S&MA Industrial Safety Branch/QD12.
- Name of Employee Completing the Training
- Date of Completion
- Duration of Visit (i.e., Jan. 1 – Jan. 30, 2014)
- Organization Visited
- Point of Contact for Visit
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