Since Dr. Werner von Braun and his team of rocket scientists arrived in Huntsville in the mid-20th century, Huntsville has had a remarkable role in U.S. space missions. Our city developed the rockets that launched America’s first satellite as well as contributed technology that helped put the first American on the moon and built the International Space Station.
Huntsville has certainly earned its reputation as the technology city of the South through the city’s historical involvement in space as well as its continued commitment to technological innovation and education.
The U.S. Space and Rocket Center, in particular, helps to encourage interest in technology among Huntsville citizens through its various programs. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is one of the best space flight museums in the world, with programs teaching the history of space exploration and Huntsville’s role in making it possible.
The Center’s newest program, MathAlive!, encourages Huntsville children to see the possibilities in math and technology. The program brings math to life through fun, engaging activities that demonstrate the math involved in sports, music, games, robotics, and technology. This event is a wonderful opportunity for your child to learn in an exciting environment.
Designed for children in grades 3 through 8, this event is available for all students. Admission to the day program costs $25 for in-state students and $29 for out-of-state students. The overnight, two-day program costs $49 for in-state students and $59 for out-of-state students.
For more information about this event, visit the MathAlive! website.