The most popular attraction in Huntsville for students is the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Though this remarkable experience provides a wealth of information and fun, there are plenty of additional ways to take students’ learning to new heights around town. Stemming from math, engineering, and the sciences to social studies, fine art, and language, the Huntsville community has created endless opportunities designed to engage and inspire students of all ages and interests.
Students can choose from a myriad of hands-on learning experiences at places like the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology and the Huntsville Botanical Garden. These Huntsville institutes will guide students to explore the science of enzymes, get close and personal with bugs and butterflies, and even interact with simulators and immersive exhibits in a real science lab. In addition to being a science center, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a well-known performance space where kids can explore their creativity and host choir, band, and orchestra recitals.
Learners are also able to participate in activities that bring history to life here in Huntsville. Village Living History at Alabama Constitution Hall Park & Museum and The Underground Railroad Experience at Burritt on the Mountain teach students about important historical events and figures in new and exciting ways. Those interested in space are encouraged to discover the past (and future!) of NASA and the International Space Station at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. To learn more about educational opportunities, visit the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau website.
Lastly, Educational Escapes is a FREE field trip planning service for student/youth group leaders interested in curriculum-based, fun and exciting educational opportunities in unique environments outside the confines of the classroom. Created through a partnership with area educators and the educational directors at Huntsville, Alabama attractions, Educational Escapes offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in “hands-on” learning experiences. More than just a break from the classroom, this will be a unique field trip experience in Huntsville, Alabama that your students will remember for a lifetime.