Space Center Houston’s education programs offer a variety of options to meet your students’ needs. All the programs meet TEKS guidelines and national science standards. Ignite a passion for STEM learning through a variety of programs and experiences.
BRINGING SPACE TO OUR COMMUNITY
With support from generous donors and members, Space Center Houston is committed to its nonprofit mission of expanding access to and participation in authentic STEM learning experiences for learners of all ages. We offer a variety of outreach programs to educators, students and the home-schooling community that are designed to encourage critical thinking, problem solving and innovation. These unique initiatives are designed to fuel the STEM Pathway and ignite interest in future STEM careers. Programs like Girls STEM Pathway, Exploration Academy, and Title 1 School Visits are key components of our philanthropic mission that enable us to provide meaningful service to our community and beyond.
EMPOWER. ENCOURAGE. INNOVATE.
Stars & STEM is designed for students in K-12 who want to learn outside the classroom while experiencing the wonders of space exploration. We provide engaging STEM activities developed to match each grade level’s standards so students are challenged, inspired and eager to explore STEM concepts when they return to school.
SPACE ADVENTURE. MINUTES AWAY.
Inspire your students with an experience they will never forget. With more than 400 things to see and do, students can learn while exploring real science, math and technology through interactive exhibits, historic artifacts, live presentations and more! Enhance your field trip with a new special STEM experience.
STEM CHALLENGES TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Put your students’ scientific curiosity to the test! We host various STEM challenges throughout the year where students devise solutions to issues that will advance a positive future for the world. Students of all ages are invited to make a contribution to research, increase their scientific understanding and immerse themselves in science, technology, engineering and math with our Innovation Gateway community science initiative.
THE UNIVERSE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Searching for an alternative to a field trip or help with a science night? Experience our distance learning programs where students are inspired to explore STEM concepts both inside and outside the classroom. Our educators bring space to your students at your school or virtually.
LEARN. GROW. SHARE.
Our goal is to empower teachers to build leadership competencies by providing innovative development opportunities. These experiences may be brought back to your students, schools and communities. Our programs accommodate both formal and informal educators grades K-12+.
SPACE CENTER HOUSTONS
PRESENTED BY CHEVRON
Space exploration is a series of challenges. Solutions to these challenges emerge from the creativity of engineers, scientists, and numerous aerospace professionals. Space Center Houston presents exploration challenges to students to inspire and include future explorers in this mission.
Learn how Space Station astronauts recycle their water. Explore water filtration, build your own filtration system and conduct experiments.
Investigate celestial navigation, also known as astronavigation, and build a sextant to determine your latitude.
Explore plant-growing experiments on board the International Space Station and create your own space station “rooting pillow” containing a seed.
Observe how a greenhouse functions as a plant support, and how the greenhouse affects the soil temperature and moisture levels.
SPACE CENTER HOUSTONS
PRESENTED BY UTMB HEALTH
Ignite your curiosity and grow your passion for space and science with our Thought Leader Series. The best and brightest minds examine the significance of historic missions, share the latest news in space exploration and look ahead to the future of space travel. This immersive series takes you beyond our walls to provide inspiring, engaging and educational learning experiences.