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

Sept. 27 –The Next Giant Leap: Beyond Planet Earth fall exhibit opens
Oct. 16 – Home School Day: Red Dust Leading to Endless Possibilities
Oct. 31 – Aliens and Asteroids
Nov. 14 – Global Student Summit Kick-off Party
Dec. 4 – Orion Launch Party
Feb. 5-7 – Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC)
Feb. 19 – Unbelievable Universe: The Science of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not spring exhibit opens
March 14 – Pi Day
March 14-22 – Ultimate Spring Break with special activities everyday
April 22 – Earth Day 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)
June 15-20 – Global Student Summit
July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 – Journey to Space Wednesdays

Yearlong programs

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