Explorer Camps for ages 8-9

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

Astronaut Discovery

Oct. 10 | $64.95

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the learning labs during this one-day camp. Campers explore how astronauts live and work in space, plan for future missions, and imagine how to get to new places safely in our solar system. Campers will understand the importance of space suits and spacecraft as essential hardware of space travel and habitation.

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Robotic Prime Exploration

Oct. 24 | $64.95

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the labs to research, design and build robotic powered rovers capable of navigating the surface of Mars. On this one-day excursion, engineers-in-training create robotic solutions to space-themed challenges.

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Engineering Exploration

Nov. 14 | $64.95

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the learning lab to gain interest in all things LEGO® and robotics! During this one-day experience, campers use LEGO® robotics platforms to engage in immersive robotic challenges. Campers solve real-world problems all while exploring with the most universal imagination building tool, LEGO bricks!

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Robotic Exploration

Nov. 21 | $64.95

Campers will don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the labs allowing campers to experience a wide variety of cutting-edge robotic platforms all in this one-day camp. Campers will use their skills in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and coding in order to solve simulated complications that arise in robotic space exploration.

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Mars Exploration

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 adventure challenges junior scientists to seek solutions to the obstacles of deep space travel. Participants engage in engineering design challenges, use robotic platforms, and delve into topics such as geology, radiation, and rocketry.

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Space Engineers

Nov. 28 | $64.95

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the labs. What is an engineer and what do they do? During this one-day experience, campers solve LEGO® STEM-based challenges, build a satellite, and design their own robotic arm that will lift a payload and place it on a target.

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Space Robotics Challenge

Dec. 19 | $64.95

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the labs to use their skills in science, technology and engineering to solve simulated challenges that arise in robotic space exploration. During this one-day experience, campers gain confidence in coding as they learn to successfully program their robot to navigate through these space discovery challenges.

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Space Exploration

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

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the learning labs where the space exploration journey begins. During this three-day camp, participants explore how astronauts live and work in space, learn rocketry basics, plan for future missions and imagine how to get to new places in our solar system. Programming robots and launching hand-made rockets will inspire your camper to keep exploring.

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Mars Exploration

Dec. 26 | $64.95

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the learning labs for their one-day mission. Campers experience a Martian adventure that will challenge junior scientists to seek solutions to the obstacles of deep space travel. Participants engage in engineering design challenges, understanding Mars’ harsh environment and delve into topics such as geology and radiation.

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Junior Robotics

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 camp, campers use LEGO® platforms and engage in high-impact robotic challenges to solve real world problems. Through project-based robotic challenges, campers hone their skills in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and coding all while exploring with the most universal imagination building tool, LEGO® bricks!

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Rocket Science

Jan. 2 | $64.95

Campers don lab coats, gloves, and masks as they head into the labs to learn how rocket design is an important aspect of our past, present, and future launch capabilities. Campers gain a greater understanding of the history of rockets and how the present designs are taking us further and faster to our exploration goals. During this one-day camp experience, participants design, build, and launch various types of rockets to apply what they learn.

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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.

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