Day Camps

Space Center Houston offers a variety of age-appropriate, educational camp experiences four times each year, during spring break, summer, fall holidays and winter holidays. Your child will engage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities, while learning about space exploration. Campers will participate in innovative robotics challenges, take part in space-themed interactive experiences and explore all that Space Center Houston has to offer!

Registration is now open. Follow the links below to see pricing and register for age-specific camps or contact our Reservations Department at +1 281-283-4755 for assistance.

Summer day camps

New opportunities for ages 11-18

Our ultimate education experience, Space Center University, is now offered for people ages 11-18. Space Center U® combines astronaut training techniques and real-world NASA experiences with classroom theory plus cognitive and tactile tasks. Space Center U® students will discover areas such as robotics, rocketry, thermal protection systems and space habitats. The weeklong program for ages 11-14 is available during select weeks this spring and summer and costs $615.95. The weeklong program for ages 15-18 costs $674.95 and is available every week.

General camp information

  • Wait lists are available for sold-out camps. Contact our Reservations Department at +1 281-283-4755 or to be added to the waitlist.
  • Check-in is 8:15-8:30 a.m.
  • Checkout is 3-3:15 p.m.
  • Before-care is available 7-8:15 a.m., cost is $15 per day.
  • After-care is available 3:15-6 p.m., cost is $15 per day.
    • Please schedule and purchase before- and/or after-care 48 hours prior to the date needed.
  • For more information, download our Policies and Procedures (pdf) and spring day camp Parent Guide (pdf) or summer day camp Parent Guide (pdf).
Campers may bring their own lunches or make an advance purchase of a camp meal plan. The summer day camp meal plan costs $43. Meal plans must be purchased two business days prior to first day of camp.

Spring camp menu:

  • Monday: Hot dog
  • Tuesday: Cheese pizza
  • Wednesday: Chicken tenders
  • Thursday: Hamburger
  • Friday: Grilled cheese sandwich

Summer camp menu:

  • Monday: Hot dog
  • Tuesday: Cheese pizza
  • Wednesday: Hamburger
  • Thursday: Chicken tenders
  • Friday: Grilled cheese sandwich

All meals will include the following:

  • Chips: choice of Lays® potato chips, Cheetos® or Doritos®
  • Beverage: choice of water, small Powerade® or milk
  • Snack: small yogurt, apple sauce or fruit cup

The following exciting experiences and activities also will be included with each camp:

  • Tour of Independence Plaza to include historic shuttle carrier aircraft NASA 905.
  • Space Center Houston shows, exhibits, films and theaters.
  • Spring plaza exhibit – Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission
  • Summer plaza exhibit – Above and Beyond
  • Behind the scenes tram tours of NASA Johnson Space Center.

  • Campers will be provided with one camp T-shirt during camp check-in.
  • Campers will be required to wear the camp T-shirt daily.
  • Additional camp T-shirts may be purchased for $15 during camp check-in.
  • Commemorative camp patches are available for $7 and can be purchased during camp check-in.


Mandatory forms

The medical information and image release forms MUST be received five business days prior to the first day of camp. Camp registrants will receive an email to electronically sign the forms prior to the camp. If you do not receive the electronic forms, please contact our day camp educators at


Cancellations must be emailed to and received no later than 14 business days before the first day of camp in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations made after the 14-business-day deadline will not be refunded. If Space Center Houston cancels a camp, a full refund will be issued to all registrants.

Frequently asked questions

• Before-care is available starting at 7 a.m., for a charge of $15.
• After-care is available starting at 3:15 p.m., for a charge of $15, and operates until 6 p.m.
• Please register for pre-care two (2) business days prior to the date needed.
• The doors to Space Center Houston open for camp check-in at approximately 8:15 a.m.
• Campers must be picked up by 3:15 p.m. to avoid the $15 after-care charge.
• Please register for before-care or after-care if you are not able to drop or pick-up your child during normal camp hours.
• Campers will be given a Space Camp T-shirt at check-in on Monday morning. For the safety of the campers, this shirt will need to be worn to camp each day, all week.
• Additional camp T-shirts can be purchased at check-in for $15.
• Closed-toed shoes should be worn to camp each day.
• Campers and parents will enter Space Center Houston at the main entrance, through a designated camper check-in door.
• Parents will need to sign-in their camper(s) at their designated camp table.
• Parents will be given a hanging car tag with their child’s name. This tag is to be placed on the rearview mirror at check-out. You will keep this card for check-out for the entire week.
• Camp T-shirt will be given at check-in.
• Campers will be escorted by camp staff to the theater where they will begin their camp experience.
• Parents of special needs children should indicate their child’s special needs on the Medical Information Form, which is due to Space Center Houston five (5) business days prior to the first day of camp.
• Once a parent indicates that their child has a disability, impairment, or condition, a representative from the Space Center Houston education staff will contact the parent to discuss reasonable accommodations for the child.
• Campers may bring their own lunch or order a meal-plan for the week.
• Check the seasonal day camp Parent Guides above to find out meal plan prices. Meal-plans must be purchased two (2) business days prior to the first day of camp.
• Meal plans come with a main dish, a choice of chips, dessert, and drink. Check the seasonal day camp Parent Guides above to find the meal plan menu.
• No glass containers are allowed.
• There is NOT a microwave available to campers.
• Campers with food allergies will be required to sit at a special table to avoid food contamination.
• Check-out is between 3-3:15 p.m. each day.
• If you have not picked up your camper by 3:15 p.m. you may be charged $15 for after-care.
• When coming to pick-up your child from camp, the parking fee is waived. Please inform the toll-booth attendant that you are picking up a camper.
• Look for day camp pick-up signs to guide you to the checkout area.
• In the event of early pick-up, please go to Guest Services, located inside Space Center Houston. You must show your ID in order to pick up a camper early.

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