Special Days

Visit on one of our Special Days and engage in additional activities at no extra charge.

Meet an Astronaut Fridays
Every Friday

They’ve been to outer space, traveling at 17,500 miles per hour…Now they’re coming to Space Center Houston and you can meet them and hear about their out-of-this world adventures on Fridays! This is included in your admission price so don’t miss out! The Astronauts will present at 11:00 and 1:00 with a 30 minute presentation and Q&A. Check upon arrival for the location.

Physics Day
May 1-2, 2014

Physics Day:  When Physics & Pop Culture Collide
Do you use cool to describe your science class? When Physics & Pop Culture Collide, the results are super-hip and super-exciting.  Take part in X-File investigations; Mr. Spock experiments; and The Professor (of Gilligan’s Island) inventions.  Use the scientific method and your imagination to explore Physics.  If our theory is right, it will be Big Bang fun!

May the Fourth Be With You
Sunday, May 4, 2014 (10am -3pm)

Space Center Houston has partnered with Lucasfilm, Ltd. to celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4, 2014. Visitors will enjoy spectacular laser lightshows, dance performances, and live Star Wars characters from 501st, all while discovering the exciting parallels between Star Wars technology, NASA rocket science and real world physics. Visitors will also hear from Star Wars experts, Don Bies and Kim Smith. The young space enthusiast will experience an extra special treat—the premier of Space Racers, a new animated television program for preschoolers that will also debut on PBS the same day. http://spaceracers.org/index.php

Career Day
May 16, 2014

Technology of Tomorrow
Join us in exploring exciting technologies that are straight out of Sci-Fi cinema and into your world! Learn about ultramodern careers that are evolving from an imaginative world of futuristic gadgets, devices, and technology that used to be fiction but are quickly becoming a reality! Learn what career path you need to take so that you can be a part of the future of technology!

Virtual Science Symposium
November 6-9, 2014

Space Center Houston will host its second annual Virtual Science Symposium November 6 -9, 2014.  The symposium is sponsored by The International Air and Space Program.  The comprehensive program will begin in May 2014.  Students will split up into teams comprised of 2-4 members and one teacher.  Each team will work on problem-based projects related to establishing the first permanent human settlement on Mars.  Students will be challenged to develop a thriving Mars community.

Participants will interact with experts through online coursework. The project will culminate in a visit to Space Center Houston in November 2014, where students will present their projects to a panel of expert judges; hear from STEM and aerospace speakers; and tour Johnson Space Center.

Team members of the winning projects will be awarded special prices and will pass to the next phase of the program which is an impromptu challenge that will require an enormous amount of creativity and critical thinking skills.  All the participants will receive a Certificate of Completion at a special graduation ceremony. Students and teachers can register at: http://iasp.network-maker.com/