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Huntsville’s Hands-On Experiences for Students

Nov 29, 2022

Huntsville is nationally known for the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) and its programs like Space Camp®, Aviation Challenge, Space Camp Robotics, and the new Cyber Camp when it comes to educational experiences for students.

Students curious about space exploration can discover the past (and future!) of NASA, commercial space travel, and the missions back to the moon and onto Mars through the various activities available at the USSRC. The addition of the new Space Camp Operations Center, scheduled to open in early 2023, will provide even more classroom space, activity areas, and a new auditorium to enhance experiences for future space travelers. The latest camp program, Cyber Camp, is taught by university professors and backed by the FBI.

In addition to the first-class programs provided by the USSRC, Huntsville boasts plenty of additional ways to take student learning to new heights. Stemming from math, engineering, and the sciences to social studies, fine art, and language, Huntsville provides abundant opportunities to engage and inspire students of all ages and interests.

Students can choose from myriad hands-on learning experiences at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, the Huntsville Botanical Garden, and Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. These Huntsville venues guide students to explore the science of enzymes, get up close and personal with bugs and butterflies, create a work of art, and even interact with simulators and immersive exhibits in an actual science lab.

The Underground Railroad Experience and programming at the Rosenwald Schoolhouse at Burritt on the Mountain brings history to life and teaches students about important historical events and figures. Get students beyond classroom learning and get them engaged hands-on. Visit the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau website to learn more about educational opportunities.