Explorer Camps

Presented by THINK Neurology for Kids

Space Center Houston offers a variety of age-appropriate and inspiring camp experiences with safety top of mind. 

Our Explorer Camps introduce children ages 4-11 to science, technology, engineering and math through engaging and hands-on learning activities.

Please note that campers do not stay overnight in the multi-day camps.

Explorer Camps have a new streamlined registration process. Submit all your camper info and pay in one convenient place. Plus, make changes or updates to your camp purchase by logging in to your account.

Click the links below to explore camps, see pricing, and register for age-specific camps or contact our Reservations Department at +1 281-283-4755 for assistance. 

Did you know dual-level members and above receive a 10% discount off Explorer Camps as well as priority registration? Contact the membership department at membership@spacecenter.org for more information.

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Ages 4-5

Beginner Bots

November 21-23, 2022 | $179.95

3-Day Camp

These young robot engineers learn how to design, build, and program robots in this three-day adventure. Get creative with problem-solving techniques and coding skills by using a variety of robots and technology to overcome space related challenges.

Lunar Explorers

December 19-23, 2022 | $299.95

5-Day Camp

During this week-long adventure, young explorers will learn what astronauts face when they travel to the Moon. Campers will find adventure by exploring the Moon’s surface with the use of robotics and technology and understand the Earth and the Moon’s place in the solar system.

Junior Space Explorers

December 26-30, 2022 | $299.95

5-Day Camp

During this week-long adventure, campers learn about astronauts, the planets, engineering, and robotics through hands-on activities. Whether exploring how gravity affects moving objects, programing a robot, or
creating solar system art, your camper is inspired to learn about the world around them and beyond.

Ages 6-7

Engineering Basics

November 21-23, 2022 | $179.95

3-Day Camp

Campers discover what it takes to solve problems related to space exploration. This three–day camp gets your little builders using a variety of robots and technology to overcome space related challenges like never before. These engineers-in-training take on innovative problem-solving, building simple machines, art projects, and robots. Watch your camper come away inspired and ready to create! 

Journey to the Moon

December 19-23, 2022 | $299.95

5-Day Camp

This five-day lunar camp is designed to introduce young campers to the exploration of the Moon. While the journey takes astronauts to new levels, campers will have the opportunity to experience a multitude of robotic platforms to master basic coding challenges tied to a Moon mission. The young explorers will explore rocketry, astronaut training, exploration and living on the Moon.

Robotics Basics

December 26-30, 2022 | $299.95

5-Day Camp

Camper’s head into the labs to design and build robots to explore beyond Earth. Robotics Basics is a camp designed to introduce young scientists and engineers to the world of robotics and coding. Campers have the opportunity to experience a multitude of robotics platforms in order to complete their space exploration missions. Whether it is building or programming a robot, or solving problems through code, your camper will have a blast learning the basics of robotics.

Ages 8-9

Robotics Exploration

November 21-23, 2022 | $179.95

3-Day Camp

Camper’s head into the labs to design and build robots to explore beyond Earth. Robotics Exploration allows campers to experience a wide variety of cutting-edge robotic platforms all in one camp. Through project-based robotic challenges, campers use their skills in science, technology, engineering, and coding in order to solve simulated anomalies. Campers gain confidence as they learn how to successfully code and program through engaging robotic challenges. 

Lunar Exploration

December 19-23, 2022 | $299.95

5-Day Camp

Understanding our greatest accomplishments in space and imagining new ones will inspire campers to take part in this five-day Lunar Exploration adventure. This mission will challenge junior scientists to seek solutions to the obstacles of Earth-Moon space travel. Participants will engage in engineering design challenges, use robotic platforms, and delve into topics such as geology, rocketry, radiation, and mission training.

Space Exploration

December 26-30, 2022 | $299.95

5-Day Camp

Camper’s head into the labs to discover what it takes to solve problems related to space exploration. During this weeklong camp, participants Imagine how to get to new places in our solar system, explore how astronauts live and work in space, learn rocketry basics, and plan for future missions. Everything from programming robots and launching hand-made rockets will inspire your camper to keep exploring.

Ages 10-11

Journey Beyond

November 21-23, 2022 | $179.95

3-Day Camp

During this three-day camp, participants develop an understanding of space exploration challenges and beyond. Through hands-on engineering challenges, the use of robotics and creative design, all campers learn what it takes to go beyond Earth. Campers are inspired to find ways to take part in the mission to explore the solar system. 

The Moon and Beyond

December 19-23, 2022 | $299.95

5-Day Camp

During this week-long camp adventure, participants will develop an understanding of the Moon and space travel. Through hands-on engineering challenges, simulating a habitat on the Moon, the use of robotics platforms and creative engineering habitat design, all campers will learn what it takes to go to the Moon.

Robotics & Beyond

December 26-30, 2022 | $299.95

5-Day Camp

Camper’s head into the labs to design and build robots to explore beyond Earth. During this week-long robotics experience campers use a variety of robotics platforms to solve space exploration themed challenges and learn more about our universe. Campers gain confidence as they learn how to successfully code and program various robotics in fun and engaging ways. The week will leave your camper feeling confident, inspired, and ready to solve the problems of the future.

Please view the Explorer Camp Parent Guide with contact info, hours, and other frequently asked questions.

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