Transportation

Frequently asked questions about transportation to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center home of Space Camp, Aviation Challenge, U.S. Cyber Camp, and Space Camp Robotics programs


Traveling to and from Camp:

Will Space Camp pick up my child from the airport?

Trainees arriving for weeklong, overnight camps may be picked up at the Huntsville International Airport (HSV) for an additional fee. Space Camp and Aviation Challenge are located approximately 15 minutes from Huntsville International.

To arrange airport pick-up and drop-off, simply pay the fee and fill out your transportation form located in your camp confirmation. Round-trip airport transportation fee: $100


Will my child need money for return baggage fees?

If your airline requires a checked baggage fee for the return flight, you will need to provide your child with the appropriate funds to pay for the baggage.


Where will you meet my child at the airport?

Your child will be met at the flight’s arrival gate, then escorted to baggage claim and then on to ground transportation to the Space Camp campus.


When will Space Camp take my child to the airport before their flight?

The Space Camp transportation team will have your child arrive at the airport two hours prior to the scheduled flight. (Example: A child on Delta flight 234 departing at 5:35 p.m. CT will arrive at the airport at 3:35 p.m. CT for the flight) A member of our team will check your child in at the ticket desk, escort them through security, and wait with them at their flights gate until they have boarded the flight and the plane is in the air.


What if my child’s return flight is delayed or cancelled?

If your child’s outbound flight is delayed, a member of our team will continue to wait with your child until they board the flight and depart. In the event the outbound flight is cancelled, the team member will escort your child to the ticket desk to rebook the outbound flight. If an outbound flight can not be secured until the following day, your child will be escorted back to camp, and given sleeping accommodations and meals free of charge. On the following day, your child will be transported to the airport two hours prior to their flight and will begin the departure process again on the new outbound flight.


I AM ATTENDING 3-DAY ADULT SPACE ACADEMY, SPACE ACADEMY FOR EDUCATORS, OR 3-DAY FAMILY CAMP. IS SPACE CAMP TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE FOR THESE PROGRAMS?

We are no longer providing transportation for our Adult and Family 3-day programs. Huntsville International Airport does have many taxi companies and is serviced by Uber for affordable transportation to camp. Please use the address: 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL.



Staying at Camp:

Will my child have meals provided for them when they arrive to camp early or depart late.

Meals will be provided for all trainees registered for early arrival/ late departure.


What type of activities will my child participate in when they arrive early or stay late?

When your child arrives early or stays late at Space Camp, they will participate in activities including: Extended museum exhibit and simulator access, additional gift shop access and staff-led teambuilding games and activities.



Instructions and Troubleshooting:

What if my child’s luggage is misplaced with the airline en route?

Upon discovering your child's luggage is misplaced with the airline, the Space Camp transportation team will take your child to the ticket desk and assist in locating the lost baggage. If a lost baggage report needs to be filed, our staff will assist the child in completing the form. The transportation team will notify you of the lost baggage and encourage you to coordinate with the airline to establish its whereabouts and deliver to Space Camp at 1 Tranquility Base Huntsville, Alabama, 35805.


What if my child’s flight changes information changes? Who should I notify?

You are welcome to reach out to Space Camp with the updated flight information in the following ways. Phone: Space Camp Mission Control, 1-800-637-7223 (M - F 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Space Camp Transportation, (256) 721-7185 (Daily 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Space Camp Security 256-721-7198 (5p.m. – 8 a.m. daily) E-Mail: transportation@spacecamp.com (responses received Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.).


What are the rules when my camper is being transported on USSRC transportation

  • All passengers must remain seated at all times the bus is in motion.
  • All body parts should remain inside the vehicle at all times.
  • Speak quietly on the bus so that the driver can focus on driving.
  • Keep the aisles clear for emergencies!
  • Always listen to the driver.
  • Be cautious and safe entering and exiting the bus.


My child is flying to Space Camp as an unaccompanied minor. What is the name of the person picking them up and what is the address of Space Camp?

Your child will be picked up at their flight's arrival gate by a member of our staff and Zane Evans. The address for Space Camp is: 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, Alabama, 35805. Our phone number is 256-518-6761 and 256-721-7185.