Space Camp

Top choice Science

in Huntsville

Space Camp (say it in all caps: SPACE CAMP!), at the US Space & Rocket Center, trains kids, fourth grade through high school, in teamwork, leadership skills, and STEM education via simulated space exploration missions. We're not saying your kid will become an astronaut after attending, but more than a few alumni have literally gone on to the stars.

There's a huge menu of options, but the standard one-week space camp will run you $999. Other fields of camp study include aviation, robotics and computer science. Special programs are available for girls, the hearing or vision impaired, educators, and other demographics. There's even adult space camp (three days $549) and family programs (three days $948 per pair, plus $349 for each additional participant).