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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Spring 2023 Explorer Camps

Ages 5-7

One-Day Camp

Rockets and Robots - Green Camp

April 15, 2023 | $64.95

Campers will discover how rockets send objects into space, like robotic rovers and space probes that help us explore our solar system. Then, they’ll learn how to design, build and launch a rocket of their own. Campers will also learn how robots use sensors to navigate and study the composition of terrain on the Moon and Mars.

One-Day Camp

Engineering Basics - Green Camp

April 22, 2023 | $64.95
This one-day camp will take your camper to new and exciting places. Your little builders will tackle engineering challenges as they come up with innovative solutions.

Ages 8-10

One-Day Camp

Robotic Exploration - Red Camp

April 15, 2023 | $64.95
Exploration is the key to the future. Campers will conduct research, then design and build robotic powered Rovers capable of navigating the surface of Mars. These engineers-in-training will also create robotic space-themed simulations that they code and develop.

One-Day Camp

Space Engineers - Red Camp

April 22, 2023 | $64.95
What is an engineer and what do they do? During this one-day camp, your explorer will solve STEM-based challenges like building a satellite.

Summer 2023 Explorer Camps

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Ages 4-5

May 30 - June 2

Junior Explorers

$239.95 | 4-Day Camp

The future explorers of Mars will be launching into deep space in the 2030s. Learning about space at an early age is the key to inspiring future generations of space explorers. This 4-day program will include engineering, scientific exploration, and robotics along with space suit design for missions into deep space.

Day 1 | Engineer gravity defining builds that will take future explorers to new heights and program rovers to complete challenges on the other planetary surfaces.

Day 2 | Launch your very own rockets! Explorers will find out what a rocket needs to get off the ground, design multiple types of rockets, and let their creations take flight.

Day 3 | What does it take to be an astronaut? Campers will train and be equipped with hands on practice before they depart on their mission. 

Day 4 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, program and learn about multiple types of robotics in space.

June 5 - 9

Mars Explorers

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Explore the red planet! This Mars adventure camp’s mission is to explore Mars’ surface and its climate through engineering challenges and science experiments. Expanding their knowledge of astronaut training, circuits, robotics, and rocketry for future exploration.

Day 1 | Absorb what the red planet has to offer and experience the cold and windy environment of Mars.

Day 2 | 3…2…1…LIFT OFF! Launch your own rockets and learn the basics of rocketry.

Day 3 | Suit up for a trip to the rocky fourth planet, home of the solar system’s largest volcano.

Day 4 | What can we discover with the help of robots on Mars? Build and program your rovers as they model what a rover can do on Mars like Curiosity.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, construct a telescope and chart the stars.

June 12 - 16

Beginner Bots

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

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

Day 1 | Learn how robots are programed and create an algorithm your robot will follow to complete a mission.

Day 2 | Apply sequences of commands to complete a robotics training course.

Day 3 | BUGS!? Spot a computer “bug” and fix it in your program. Then, guide a robot on a mission through space.

Day 4 | Patterns are found everywhere, even in robotics. Explore programing your own robots with patterned sequences of code.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, produce your own program to traverse an obstacle course.

June 19 - 23

Junior Space Explorers

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Let’s explore space! 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.

Day 1 | Grasp how astronauts float and explore the eight planets as they orbit around the Sun.

Day 2 | Study Earth from above, by designing a space suit and training in dexterity challenges.

Day 3 | Create rockets to zoom to the moon! Perform experiments and propel rockets into the sky.

Day 4 | Perform experiments and engineer structures using robotic arms, like the Canada arm.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, assemble and program robots.

June 26 - 30

Lunar Explorers

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Learn what astronauts face when they travel to the Moon. Explorers-in-training will find adventure by exploring the Moon’s surface with the use of robotics and understand the Moon’s place in the Solar System.

Day 1 | How is there a man on the Moon?? Discover Earth-Moon relationships and investigate the Moon’s interesting features.

Day 2 | Shoot for the Moon! Launch rockets and learn the basics of rocketry.

Day 3 | Experience what it would be like to live on the Moon and experience the next generation of space suits.

Day 4 | Learn about future rovers that NASA may use to travel on the surface of the moon and maneuver robots like lunar rovers.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, build robots and discover the planets that make up our solar system.

July 3 - 7

Our Place in Space

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Our Planet, Our Home. Campers discover all the features that make Earth the most desirable place for us to call home. Learn all about the Earth cycles and Earth’s position in the solar system through art and STEM activities.

Day 1 | Explore the eight planets in our solar system and discover Earth’s place in space.

Day 2 | Experiment with how Earth’s rotation affects things from seasons to nighttime.

Day 3 | Earth’s place in space is just right. Discover how gravity, air, and much more make Earth the perfect place to live.

Day 4 | How do we see distant stars not in our solar system? Investigate constellations and construct telescopes.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, conserve and use recycled materials to engineer and design.

July 10 - 14

Mars Explorers

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Explore the red planet! This Mars adventure camp’s mission is to explore Mars’ surface and its climate through engineering challenges and science experiments. Expanding their knowledge of astronaut training, circuits, robotics, and rocketry for future exploration.

Day 1 | Absorb what the red planet has to offer and experience the cold and windy environment of Mars.

Day 2 | 3…2…1…LIFT OFF! Launch your own rockets and learn the basics of rocketry.

Day 3 | Suit up for a trip to the rocky fourth planet, home of the solar system’s largest volcano.

Day 4 | What can we discover with the help of robots on Mars? Build and program your rovers as they model what a rover can do on Mars like Curiosity.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, construct a telescope and chart the stars.

July 17 - 21

Beginner Bots

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

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

Day 1 | Learn how robots are programed and create an algorithm your robot will follow to complete a mission.

Day 2 | Apply sequences of commands to complete a robotics training course.

Day 3 | BUGS!? Spot a computer “bug” and fix it in your program. Then, guide a robot on a mission through space.

Day 4 | Patterns are found everywhere, even in robotics. Explore programing your own robots with patterned sequences of code.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, produce your own program to traverse an obstacle course.

July 24 - 28

Junior Space Explorers

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Let’s explore space! 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.

Day 1 | Grasp how astronauts float and explore the eight planets as they orbit around the Sun.

Day 2 | Study Earth from above, by designing a space suit and training in dexterity challenges.

Day 3 | Create rockets to zoom to the moon! Perform experiments and propel rockets into the sky.

Day 4 | Perform experiments and engineer structures using robotic arms, like the Canada arm.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, assemble and program robots.

July 31-August 4

Lunar Explorers

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Learn what astronauts face when they travel to the Moon. Explorers-in-training will find adventure by exploring the Moon’s surface with the use of robotics and understand the Moon’s place in the Solar System.

Day 1 | How is there a man on the Moon?? Discover Earth-Moon relationships and investigate the Moon’s interesting features.

Day 2 | Shoot for the Moon! Launch rockets and learn the basics of rocketry.

Day 3 | Experience what it would be like to live on the Moon and experience the next generation of space suits.

Day 4 | Learn about future rovers that NASA may use to travel on the surface of the moon and maneuver robots like lunar rovers.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, build robots and discover the planets that make up our solar system.

August 7 - 11

Our Place in Space

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Our Planet, Our Home. Campers discover all the features that make Earth the most desirable place for us to call home. Learn all about the Earth cycles and Earth’s position in the solar system through art and STEM activities.

Day 1 | Explore the eight planets in our solar system and discover Earth’s place in space.

Day 2 | Experiment with how Earth’s rotation affects things from seasons to nighttime.

Day 3 | Earth’s place in space is just right. Discover how gravity, air, and much more make Earth the perfect place to live.

Day 4 | How do we see distant stars not in our solar system? Investigate constellations and construct telescopes.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, conserve and use recycled materials to engineer and design.

Ages 6-7

May 30 - June 2

Exploration Basics

$239.95 | 4-Day Camp

Discover what it takes to launch rockets to send people, supplies and spacecrafts beyond Earth’s atmosphere. This 4-day program allows campers to understand how to design and build rockets to reach their space travel destinations.

Day 1 | Explore what engineers do to solve challenges seen in the real world. Construct builds that measure up to the needs of current and future missions.

Day 2 | Let’s rocket to space! Explorers construct multiple types of rockets and let their creations take flight.

Day 3 | What do astronauts do on a daily basis? Explore dexterity, experiments, exercise and more.

Day 4 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, construct and program robots to complete challenges.

June 5 - 9

Journey to Mars

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Mars is a rich destination for human exploration and discovery. These young engineers learn the basics of rocketry, discover coding, and explore hands-on science activities. Discover how science and technology can solve problems that astronauts face when they travel to Mars.

Day 1 | Train like an astronaut. Through engineering, robotics, and flight your astronaut in training will know what it takes to go to outer space.

Day 2 | Journey through the solar system to Mars. Design rockets and find out what it’s like to live in space.

Day 3 | How do we get rovers like Spirit and Curiosity on the surface of Mars? Create a rover and a landing system to safely place a lander you design on Mars.

Day 4 | What will it be like to live on Mars? Construct necessities for daily Martian living.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, map out the rocky red planet and code a robot to make its way through the rough terrain.

June 12 - 16

Engineering Basics

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Taking “out of the box” to new and exciting places. Discover what it takes to solve problems related to space exploration. This week-long camp gets your little builders immersed in innovative problem-solving, building simple machines, art projects, and robotics. Watch your camper come away inspired and ready to create!

Day 1 | Learn about measurements and how accuracy is needed to design anything for space exploration. Then, create a catapult using the engineering process.

Day 2 | Solve real-world problems. Design a city like civil engineers and race to build a car powered by wind.

Day 3 | Construct a rover, like the ones sent to Mars. Explore the act of block coding through simulations.

Day 4 | Brrrr! Choreograph a rescue mission using science to save an astronaut stuck in ice. Work with your crew to investigate the concept of buoyancy and construct towers that measure up.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, engineer a space habitat for a future crew to inhabit.

June 19 - 23

Robotics Basics

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Welcome to all things robotics and coding! Experience a multitude of robotics platforms to complete space exploration missions. Whether your engineer enjoys building robots, programming robots, or solving problems through code, they will have a blast learning the basics of robotics.

Day 1 | Discover the shocking ways electricity and circuits benefit us not only in space, but in our everyday lives.

Day 2 | How do robots know what to do? Learn to think like a robot and program a rover.

Day 3 | Sequences, algorithms, and coding! Oh my! Form programing for various robots.

Day 4 | Utilize loops and demonstrate how robots can help solve problems on station and home.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, code a color sensing robot for a mission to Mars.

June 26 - 30

Journey to the Moon

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

While Artemis will take astronauts on a journey back to the Moon, your voyager will have the opportunity to experience a multitude of robotic platforms to master basic coding challenges tied to the Moon mission. Encounter rocketry, astronaut training, exploration and living on the Moon.

Day 1 | Navigate the stars with sextants and learn how Earth and the Moon interact. 

Day 2 | Engineer multiple rockets and launch them! Then, build a rover and compete in a rover challenge.

Day 3 | Phase into lunar exploration. Create a model of the moon phases and send a rover on a mission to the Moon.

Day 4 | Is the Moon made of cheese? Investigate the layers and materials that make up lunar soil and design a lunar habitat.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, discover exoplanets and block programing.

July 3 - 7

Journey to Space

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

How do astronauts work in space? Will people ever go to Mars? How do robots work? What do engineers do? All these questions and more are answered as campers explore space through art, science, robotics, and engineering activities.

Day 1 | Experience what astronauts do daily as they live aboard the ISS and see the next generation of NASA designs for space exploration.

Day 2 | Design a UV safe habitat and participate in a lander challenge.

Day 3 | No passport required! Travel though the solar system and experiment with what makes each planet unique.

Day 4 | Discover the mysteries of space and create replicas of objects captured by the Hubble telescope.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, launch your own rockets and program robots.

July 10 - 14

Journey to Mars

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Mars is a rich destination for human exploration and discovery. These young engineers learn the basics of rocketry, discover coding, and explore hands-on science activities. Discover how science and technology can solve problems that astronauts face when they travel to Mars.

Day 1 | Train like an astronaut. Through engineering, robotics, and flight your astronaut in training will know what it takes to go to outer space.

Day 2 | Journey through the solar system to Mars. Design rockets and find out what it’s like to live in space.

Day 3 | How do we get rovers like Spirit and Curiosity on the surface of Mars? Create a rover and a landing system to safely place a lander you design on Mars.

Day 4 | What will it be like to live on Mars? Construct necessities for daily Martian living.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, map out the rocky red planet and code a robot to make its way through the rough terrain.

July 17 - 21

Engineering Basics

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Taking “out of the box” to new and exciting places. Discover what it takes to solve problems related to space exploration. This week-long camp gets your little builders immersed in innovative problem-solving, building simple machines, art projects, and robotics. Watch your camper come away inspired and ready to create!

Day 1 | Learn about measurements and how accuracy is needed to design anything for space exploration. Then, create a catapult using the engineering process.

Day 2 | Solve real-world problems. Design a city like civil engineers and race to build a car powered by wind.

Day 3 | Construct a rover, like the ones sent to Mars. Explore the act of block coding through simulations.

Day 4 | Brrrr! Choreograph a rescue mission using science to save an astronaut stuck in ice. Work with your crew to investigate the concept of buoyancy and construct towers that measure up.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, engineer a space habitat for a future crew to inhabit.

July 24 - 28

Robotics Basics

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Welcome to all things robotics and coding! Experience a multitude of robotics platforms to complete space exploration missions. Whether your engineer enjoys building robots, programming robots, or solving problems through code, they will have a blast learning the basics of robotics.

Day 1 | Discover the shocking ways electricity and circuits benefit us not only in space, but in our everyday lives.

Day 2 | How do robots know what to do? Learn to think like a robot and program a rover.

Day 3 | Sequences, algorithms, and coding! Oh my! Form programing for various robots.

Day 4 | Utilize loops and demonstrate how robots can help solve problems on station and home.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, code a color sensing robot for a mission to Mars.

July 31-August 4

Journey to the Moon

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

While Artemis will take astronauts on a journey back to the Moon, your voyager will have the opportunity to experience a multitude of robotic platforms to master basic coding challenges tied to the Moon mission. Encounter rocketry, astronaut training, exploration and living on the Moon.

Day 1 | Navigate the stars with sextants and learn how Earth and the Moon interact. 

Day 2 | Engineer multiple rockets and launch them! Then, build a rover and compete in a rover challenge.

Day 3 | Phase into lunar exploration. Create a model of the moon phases and send a rover on a mission to the Moon.

Day 4 | Is the Moon made of cheese? Investigate the layers and materials that make up lunar soil and design a lunar habitat.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, discover exoplanets and block programing.

August 7 - 11

Journey to Space

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

How do astronauts work in space? Will people ever go to Mars? How do robots work? What do engineers do? All these questions and more are answered as campers explore space through art, science, robotics, and engineering activities.

Day 1 | Experience what astronauts do daily as they live aboard the ISS and see the next generation of NASA designs for space exploration.

Day 2 | Design a UV safe habitat and participate in a lander challenge.

Day 3 | No passport required! Travel though the solar system and experiment with what makes each planet unique.

Day 4 | Discover the mysteries of space and create replicas of objects captured by the Hubble telescope.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, launch your own rockets and program robots.

Ages 8-9

May 30 - June 2

Exploration & Discovery

$239.95 | 4-Day Camp

Discover what it takes to explore the unknown. Immerse your junior scientist in STEM learning experiences as they seek solutions to space exploration challenges. Campers engage in engineering design challenges, use various robotic platforms, and learn the basics of rocketry.

Day 1 | From satellites to robotic arms, discover what your engineer can create for space exploration.

Day 2 | Be launched into the shoes of a rocket engineer. Construct and test modern rocket technology.

Day 3 | What challenges do we face on the surface of Mars? Engineer and explore what it takes to navigate the crater-filled surface of Mars.

Day 4 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, suit up and complete their astronaut training.

June 5 - 9

Mars Exploration

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Mars has thousands of miles to explore. Challenge your junior scientist to seek solutions to the obstacles of deep space engage in engineering design challenges, use robotic platforms, and delve into topics such as geology, radiation, and rocketry. Increase knowledge of current and future Mars space missions and learn how to make decisions cooperatively through teamwork and communication skills.

Day 1 | Make the journey and experience what NASA astronauts need to survive and explore on Mars.

Day 2 | How do engineers test equipment for entry and re-entry? Design and test thermal tiles and capsules to ensure the safety of our Orion crew members.

Day 3 | Create multiple rockets and launch them to new heights.

Day 4 | Do you want to live on Mars? Design what a crew would need to have a long term stay on the red planet.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, use block programming to collect Martian rock samples just like Curiosity.

June 12 - 16

Robotic Exploration

$350 | 5-Day Camp

Explore a wide variety of innovative robotic platforms all in one camp. Through project-based robotic challenges, campers use their skills in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and coding to solve simulated anomalies that arise in space exploration.

Day 1 | Travel through low Earth orbit. Participate in ISS docking challenges, simulations, and spacewalks.

Day 2 | Drive and program robots to land and cross the Martian surface.

Day 3 | What is coding? Discover block coding to learn the basics of robotic movement.

Day 4 | Design a control panel to manipulate a simulation you create. Operate and evaluate the efficiency of multiple engineering builds.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, continue to complete robotic challenges and use robots who read color programing.

June 19 - 23

Space Exploration

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

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 investigating beyond Earth’s surface.

Day 1 | Undergo astronaut training and design space suit to protect from impactors.

Day 2 | Blast off! Engineer rockets and simulate how different propellants affect the speed of a rocket.

Day 3 | What is an engineer? Build and test a satellite to orbit the Moon.

Day 4 | Trial by fire. Test capsule designs and be exposed to the dangers of excess UV radiation.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, be challenged to decode messages in Binary and engage in computer programing.

June 26 - 30

Lunar Exploration

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Understanding our greatest accomplishments in space and imagining new ones will inspire your explorer to take part in this adventure. Seek solutions to the obstacles of Earth-Moon space travel, engage in engineering design challenges, use robotic platforms, and delve into topics such as geology, rocketry, radiation, and mission training.

Day 1 | Why go back to the Moon? Encounter binary code and build a scale model of Earth and the Moon.

Day 2 | Create and test a capsule and thermal tile design. Then, participate in a robotics design challenge.

Day 3 | Engineer multiple rockets and launch them! Then, build a model of Gateway.

Day 4 | Investigate what a crew would need to safely live on the Moon and construct habitat prototypes.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, create and code robotic builds.

July 3 - 7

Junior Robotics

$350 | 5-Day Camp

All things robotics! Using a variety of robotic platforms, campers engage in immersive robotics challenges for space exploration. Through project-based robotic challenges, campers hone their skills in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and coding to successfully complete their exploration mission.

Day 1 | Discover how NASA uses coding in places you would never guess and learn about programming and computer language.

Day 2 | Participate in an ISS docking challenge and use block programing to navigate rovers to perform missions.

Day 3 | Program robot behaviors and reactions to traverse robotic challenges.

Day 4 | Join the Artemis Generation! Launch canister rockets and use the engineer design process to design a rover capable of navigating a Martian simulated surface.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, send color sensing robots on a Mars mission.

July 10 - 14

Mars Exploration

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Mars has thousands of miles to explore. Challenge your junior scientist to seek solutions to the obstacles of deep space engage in engineering design challenges, use robotic platforms, and delve into topics such as geology, radiation, and rocketry. Increase knowledge of current and future Mars space missions and learn how to make decisions cooperatively through teamwork and communication skills.

Day 1 | Make the journey and experience what NASA astronauts need to survive and explore on Mars.

Day 2 | How do engineers test equipment for entry and re-entry? Design and test thermal tiles and capsules to ensure the safety of our Orion crew members.

Day 3 | Create multiple rockets and launch them to new heights.

Day 4 | Do you want to live on Mars? Design what a crew would need to have a long term stay on the red planet.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, use block programming to collect Martian rock samples just like Curiosity.

July 17 - 21

Robotic Exploration

$350 | 5-Day Camp

Explore a wide variety of innovative robotic platforms all in one camp. Through project-based robotic challenges, campers use their skills in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and coding to solve simulated anomalies that arise in space exploration.

Day 1 | Travel through low Earth orbit. Participate in ISS docking challenges, simulations, and spacewalks.

Day 2 | Drive and program robots to land and cross the Martian surface.

Day 3 | What is coding? Discover block coding to learn the basics of robotic movement.

Day 4 | Design a control panel to manipulate a simulation you create. Operate and evaluate the efficiency of multiple engineering builds.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, continue to complete robotic challenges and use robots who read color programing.

July 24 - 28

Space Exploration

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

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 investigating beyond Earth’s surface.

Day 1 | Undergo astronaut training and design space suit to protect from impactors.

Day 2 | Blast off! Engineer rockets and simulate how different propellants affect the speed of a rocket.

Day 3 | What is an engineer? Build and test a satellite to orbit the Moon.

Day 4 | Trial by fire. Test capsule designs and be exposed to the dangers of excess UV radiation.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, be challenged to decode messages in Binary and engage in computer programing.

July 31-August 4

Lunar Exploration

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Understanding our greatest accomplishments in space and imagining new ones will inspire your explorer to take part in this adventure. Seek solutions to the obstacles of Earth-Moon space travel, engage in engineering design challenges, use robotic platforms, and delve into topics such as geology, rocketry, radiation, and mission training.

Day 1 | Why go back to the Moon? Encounter binary code and build a scale model of Earth and the Moon.

Day 2 | Create and test a capsule and thermal tile design. Then, participate in a robotics design challenge.

Day 3 | Engineer multiple rockets and launch them! Then, build a model of Gateway.

Day 4 | Investigate what a crew would need to safely live on the Moon and construct habitat prototypes.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, create and code robotic builds.

August 7 - 11

Junior Robotics

$350 | 5-Day Camp

All things robotics! Using a variety of robotic platforms, campers engage in immersive robotics challenges for space exploration. Through project-based robotic challenges, campers hone their skills in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and coding to successfully complete their exploration mission.

Day 1 | Discover how NASA uses coding in places you would never guess and learn about programming and computer language.

Day 2 | Participate in an ISS docking challenge and use block programing to navigate rovers to perform missions.

Day 3 | Program robot behaviors and reactions to traverse robotic challenges.

Day 4 | Join the Artemis Generation! Launch canister rockets and use the engineer design process to design a rover capable of navigating a Martian simulated surface.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, send color sensing robots on a Mars mission.

Ages 10-11

May 30 - June 2

Exploration & Beyond

$239.95 | 4-Day Camp

Beyond Earth’s atmosphere there are lightyears of uncharted unknowns. This 4-day program will inspire your explorer to collaborate and find solutions to the challenges of deep space settlements. Participants engage in engineering design challenges, use robotic platforms, and delve into activities such as heat shield design, habitat design and rocketry.

Day 1 | Collaborate and build just like real rocket engineers. Assemble multiple rockets and through simulations see challenges faced in the engineering process.

Day 2 | Can you protect your crew in extreme temperatures experienced on missions beyond? Explorers will find out what a rocket needs to keep the crew, cargo, and experiments safe on journeys in and out of Earth’s atmosphere.

Day 3 | Design a Martian habitat and compete in real-world challenges faced by NASA engineers.

Day 4 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, explore the vacuum of space in a virtual reality tour of the solar system and program rovers to maneuver the jagged terrains of Mars.

June 5 - 9

Mars & Beyond

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Discover what it takes to solve problems related to space exploration. This Martian challenge will inspire your junior engineer to collaborate and find solutions to the complications of deep space settlement. Participants engage in engineering design challenges, use robotic platforms, and delve into activities such as heat shield design, habitat design, and rocketry.

Day 1 | Traverse Mars, its place in the solar system, its terrain and atmosphere. Then, create rockets and parachutes that we will put to the test.

Day 2 | Design a habitat for astronauts using circuits and elements key to survival on the Martian surface.

Day 3 | Compete in a rover challenge, as well as build helicopter, like Ingenuity.

Day 4 | Program rovers and aid in Curiosity’s mission as it makes its way across the red planet.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, explore the mysteries of Mars with robotics and problem solving with your crew.

June 12 - 16

Journey Beyond

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Develop an understanding of space exploration challenges and beyond. Through hands-on engineering challenges, the use of robotics and creative designs 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.

Day 1 | Assemble a crew and work together to achieve success on a mission just like astronauts, scientists, engineers, and mission control do. Then construct and launch a rocket.

Day 2 | Going into the vacuum of space comes with dangers. Test and develop materials capable of protecting your crew.

Day 3 | NASA’s technological advances have greatly impacted our everyday lives on Earth. Using the engineering process your engineers-in-training create inventions that might make everyday life here on Earth better or easier and build rovers that will play homage to the rovers created by JPL engineers.

Day 4 | Explore a 360-degree view of the modules and solve a mystery aboard the International Space Station.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, attend an astronaut presentation and discover what astrobiologists do to search for life on exoplanets out of our solar system.

June 19 - 23

Robotics & Beyond

$350 | 5-Day Camp

Get motivated to solve the problems of the future! Encounter a variety of robotics platforms to solve space exploration themed challenges and learn more about our universe. Gain confidence as they learn how to successfully code and program various robotics in fun and engaging ways.

Day 1 | Discover and operate robotics in simulations from Earth onto the lunar surface.

Day 2 | Curious about coding? Code and simulate robotic missions aiding in NASA research.

Day 3 | Create a program of block coding to complete a robotic mission and safely advance a rover through a maze representing a path on another celestial body.

Day 4 | Gain experience with text programing and maneuver rovers in challenges.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, broaden understanding of rockets and extra vehicular activities.

June 26 - 30

The Moon & Beyond

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

We are going! Understand through hands-on engineering challenges, simulating lunar habitats, use of robotics platforms, and creative engineering developments what it takes to go back to the Moon.

Day 1 | 3…2…1…Blast off! Discover the parts of a rocket, experiment with parachute design, and launch bottle rockets.

Day 2 | Use the process of electrolysis to split water molecules and broaden understanding of how rockets work.

Day 3 | Solve a lunar mystery and learn how simulations help NASA plan for explorations into space.

Day 4 | Explore the Moon by designing a lunar buggy and participating in robotics coding challenges.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, create a spectroscope and Starshade.

July 3 - 7

Engineering Space

$350 | 5-Day Camp

Do you want to help NASA engineer ways to explore beyond our atmosphere? Through robotics platforms and engineering design challenges, campers can let their creativity flow. Campers are immersed in opportunities to develop solutions to space-related challenges to successfully accomplish their mission objectives.

Day 1 | Discover atmospheric science and make a planetary exploration balloon. Then, compete in a parachute challenge.

Day 2 | Use the engineering process to try and be the fastest to rescue an astronaut from a capsule at sea and Use 3-d model design to design a future space station.

Day 3 | Onward and upward. Launch a rocket and compete in an extravehicular activity challenge.

Day 4 | Houston we have problem! Compete in a communication tower challenge and use problem solving techniques to solve a series of ISS-related questions on why communication during space exploration can be difficult.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, deconstruct given materials to repurpose using the engineering process.

July 10 - 14

Mars & Beyond

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Discover what it takes to solve problems related to space exploration. This Martian challenge will inspire your junior engineer to collaborate and find solutions to the complications of deep space settlement. Participants engage in engineering design challenges, use robotic platforms, and delve into activities such as heat shield design, habitat design, and rocketry.

Day 1 | Traverse Mars, its place in the solar system, its terrain and atmosphere. Then, create rockets and parachutes that we will put to the test.

Day 2 | Design a habitat for astronauts using circuits and elements key to survival on the Martian surface.

Day 3 | Compete in a rover challenge, as well as build helicopter, like Ingenuity.

Day 4 | Program rovers and aid in Curiosity’s mission as it makes its way across the red planet.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, explore the mysteries of Mars with robotics and problem solving with your crew.

July 17 - 21

Journey Beyond

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

Develop an understanding of space exploration challenges and beyond. Through hands-on engineering challenges, the use of robotics and creative designs 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.

Day 1 | Assemble a crew and work together to achieve success on a mission just like astronauts, scientists, engineers, and mission control do. Then construct and launch a rocket.

Day 2 | Going into the vacuum of space comes with dangers. Test and develop materials capable of protecting your crew.

Day 3 | NASA’s technological advances have greatly impacted our everyday lives on Earth. Using the engineering process your engineers-in-training create inventions that might make everyday life here on Earth better or easier and build rovers that will play homage to the rovers created by JPL engineers.

Day 4 | Explore a 360-degree view of the modules and solve a mystery aboard the International Space Station.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, attend an astronaut presentation and discover what astrobiologists do to search for life on exoplanets out of our solar system.

July 24 - 28

Robotics & Beyond

$350 | 5-Day Camp

Get motivated to solve the problems of the future! Encounter a variety of robotics platforms to solve space exploration themed challenges and learn more about our universe. Gain confidence as they learn how to successfully code and program various robotics in fun and engaging ways.

Day 1 | Discover and operate robotics in simulations from Earth onto the lunar surface.

Day 2 | Curious about coding? Code and simulate robotic missions aiding in NASA research.

Day 3 | Create a program of block coding to complete a robotic mission and safely advance a rover through a maze representing a path on another celestial body.

Day 4 | Gain experience with text programing and maneuver rovers in challenges.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, broaden understanding of rockets and extra vehicular activities.

July 31-August 4

The Moon & Beyond

$299.95 | 5-Day Camp

We are going! Understand through hands-on engineering challenges, simulating lunar habitats, use of robotics platforms, and creative engineering developments what it takes to go back to the Moon.

Day 1 | 3…2…1…Blast off! Discover the parts of a rocket, experiment with parachute design, and launch bottle rockets.

Day 2 | Use the process of electrolysis to split water molecules and broaden understanding of how rockets work.

Day 3 | Solve a lunar mystery and learn how simulations help NASA plan for explorations into space.

Day 4 | Explore the Moon by designing a lunar buggy and participating in robotics coding challenges.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, create a spectroscope and Starshade.

August 7 -11

Engineering Space

$350 | 5-Day Camp

Do you want to help NASA engineer ways to explore beyond our atmosphere? Through robotics platforms and engineering design challenges, campers can let their creativity flow. Campers are immersed in opportunities to develop solutions to space-related challenges to successfully accomplish their mission objectives.

Day 1 | Discover atmospheric science and make a planetary exploration balloon. Then, compete in a parachute challenge.

Day 2 | Use the engineering process to try and be the fastest to rescue an astronaut from a capsule at sea and Use 3-d model design to design a future space station.

Day 3 | Onward and upward. Launch a rocket and compete in an extravehicular activity challenge.

Day 4 | Houston we have problem! Compete in a communication tower challenge and use problem solving techniques to solve a series of ISS-related questions on why communication during space exploration can be difficult.

Day 5 | Enjoy a tram ride to Rocket Park & Building 9 to view the historic Saturn V and where past, present, and future NASA astronauts train. Then, deconstruct given materials to repurpose using the engineering process.

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