Education and The Next Giant Leap

Science, technology, engineering and math are more important than ever and the Manned Space Flight Education Foundation’s education department at Space Center Houston is among the nation’s leading science-education resources. We are focused on the future and present of America’s space flight program which stands upon the shoulders of our nation’s space history.

Our educational programs are based on national science standards to help adults and children think and build a greater understanding of the natural world. Through our educational programs and exhibits, we reach nearly 800,000 visitors annually, including more than 250,000 children.

Our current 2014-15 educational season, called The Next Giant Leap, is aligned with what NASA is working on now and in the future: to journey to Mars. The children we teach and inspire today could be among the first humans who will walk on Mars.  You can discover the pathway to Mars with an incredible season of exhibits, events and educational programs.

The Next Giant Leap 2014-15 Season

Oct. 8 – The Next Giant Leap: Beyond Planet Earth opens (fall exhibit)
Dec. 4 – Orion Launch Party
Feb. 5-7 – Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC)
Jan. 16 – SCRC: Next Gen Robotics
Feb. 19 – Amazing Universe: The Science of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not (spring exhibit opens)
March 14 – Pi Day
March 14-22 – Ultimate Spring Break (special activities everyday)
April 18 – Earth Day family event
April 22 – Earth Day Student Challenge
May 1-2, 8, 15, 22 and 29 – May the Force Be With You (special activities the first Saturday and every Friday in May)
May 23 - Space: A Journey to Our Future (summer exhibit opens)
June 15-20 – Global Student Summit
July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 – Train Like an Astronaut (Every Wednesdays in July)
July 25 – Train Like an Astronaut family event

Yearlong programs

School Group Field Trips
Scout Camp-ins
Space After Dark
Space University
Holiday Camps
Spring Break Camps
Summer Camps