Explorer Camps for ages 10-11

Our clean room Explorer Camp experiences were inspired by NASA clean room procedures to educate our campers in an immersive way while also maintaining health and safety. In addition to immersive educational activities, campers tour inspiring Space Center Houston exhibits. Campers also watch live presentations and films and go behind the scenes at NASA Johnson Space Center.

Fall & winter dates

One-day dates
  • Oct. 10
  • Oct. 24
  • Nov. 14
  • Nov. 21
  • Nov. 28
  • Dec. 19
  • Dec. 26
  • Jan. 2
Three-day dates
  • Nov. 23-25
  • Dec. 21-23
  • Dec. 28-30

Build rockets

Design space habitats

Program robots

Parents must review the 2020 parent guide, which includes changes to the camp policies and procedures. Parent Guide

Surviving the Journey

Oct. 10 | $64.95

How do astronauts survive in the vacuum of space? This one-day adventure will have campers suited up in lab coats, gloves, and masks as they learn how to protect astronauts traveling through space. Hands-on exploration challenges, the use of robotics, and creative engineering design processes will have campers learning what it takes to take a journey beyond Earth.

Register

Robotics Mission

Oct. 24 | $64.95

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the labs to understand how robotics take on the dull, dirty, and dangerous space exploration missions. During this one-day program, participants will build and code a robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Core Set in order to complete as many tasks as possible in preparation for a competitive space exploration challenge.

Register

Engineering with Bots

Nov. 14 | $64.95

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the labs to gain confidence and learn to successfully code and program various robotic platforms in fun and immersive ways. This one-day Explorer Camp will leave your camper feeling inspired and ready to solve the problems of future space exploration missions.

Register

Robotics and Beyond

Nov. 21 | $64.95

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the labs first to solve the problem, then write the code. This one-day robotics camp uses robotics platforms to solve space exploration themed challenges and teachers more about our universe. Campers gain confidence as they learn to successfully code and program various robotics in fun and engaging ways.

Register

Mars and Beyond

Nov. 23-25 | $164.95 3-day Explorer Camp

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the labs to discover what it takes to solve problems related to space exploration. This three-day Martian challenge inspires 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 thermal and habitat design, and rocketry.

Register

Engineering Habitats

Nov. 28 | $64.95

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the labs to discover what it takes to solve problems related to space exploration. During this one-day experience, campers use the engineering design process to try to find the fastest way to rescue an astronaut. Campers design a habitat with various robotic platforms in order to support the space exploration team.

Register

Journey Above the Earth

Dec. 19 | $64.95

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the labs to develop an understanding of our solar system and realize the vast distances between the planets. Through hands-on engineering challenges, the use of robotics, and creative design, all campers learn what it takes to go beyond Earth for all humankind.

Register

Engineering Space

Dec. 21-23 | $164.95 3-day Explorer Camp

Have you ever wondered how things are designed and engineered for space exploration? Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks during this three-day engineering camp. Campers can add their name to the list of young inventors designing their way into the future. Through robotics platforms and engineering design challenges, campers let their creativity flow and develop solutions to space-related challenges.

Register

Mars and Beyond

Dec. 26 | $64.95

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the learning labs for this one-day Martian challenge. This experience inspires your Mars 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 maneuvering around the surface of Mars.

Register

Space Robotics Decoded

Dec. 28-30 | $164.95 3-day Explorer Camp

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the learning labs to design and build robots to explore beyond Earth. During this three-day robotics experience, campers use a variety of robotics platforms to solve space exploration themed challenges. Campers gain confidence as they learn to successfully code and program various robots in fun and engaging ways. The experience will leave your camper feeling confident, inspired, and ready to solve the problems of the future.

Register

Rockets and Beyond

Jan. 2 | $64.95

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the labs to gain an understanding of what it takes to build and launch a rocket. Campers gain an understanding of the relationship between launch angle and range, as well as the type of energy required to launch a rocket into the atmosphere. During this one-day experience, the sky is not the limit as campers make connections between their rockets and the ones that will take us back to the Moon and beyond.

Register

Parents must review the 2020 parent guide, which includes changes to the camp policies and procedures. Parent Guide

Note: LEGO® is not a partner, sponsor, donor or investor supporting Explorer Camps and is in no way affiliated with Space Center Houston.

All Rights Reserved