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Enhance Your Field Trip

Explore two ways to throw your Space Center Houston field trip into hyperdrive!

Inspire your students to pursue STEM through engaging activities and one-of-a-kind experiences. Tour flown spacecraft in our Starship Gallery and engage in hands-on STEM learning in our classroom experiences.


Starship Gallery Tours

The private group tour begins with Robert Goddard’s liquid fueled rocket and progresses through the timeline of human space exploration. Students see authentic flown spacecraft and follow the space race and subsequent development of international cooperation. Future explorers may touch a Moon rock and get close up views and stories of these national treasures.

  • Topics: History of space exploration, rocketry, planetary geology
  • Suggested level: All levels

Starship Gallery field trip enhancement is $5 per guest with a minimum of 20 students or $100. Additional tickets for students and adults are available for $5. Starship Gallery Tours are available for kindergarten through twelfth grade. The tour presentations are 10:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

Tours must be booked at least four (4) weeks in advance.


STEM Classroom Experiences

Students investigate Newton’s Laws of Motion and rocketry by completing their mission of a safe and successful launch. Teams will design, build and launch rockets and collect data on the rocket’s flight trajectory and distance. The young engineers will then modify their designs to make their rockets go further and/or change trajectory.

  • Topics: Teamwork, engineering design, Newton’s laws of force and motion
  • Suggested level: Foam rockets: 4-12
  • Related center exhibits: Mission Mars, Starship Gallery, Rocket Park

STEM experiences are $7 per participant. There is a minimum of 15 and maximum of 25 participants per session. Sessions are offered Monday through Friday at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. 

Sessions must be booked at least four (4) weeks in advance.

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Know a talented student age 15-17?

Have them apply to Rise! Rise is a program that offers students access to scholarships, mentorship, networking and career development opportunities, fostering their ability to address pressing global challenges.

Rise Initiative is a partner of the Conrad Challenge at Space Center Houston.

Moon 2 Mars Festival is back!

Tickets on sale now | March 13 - 16

The All-American Rejects are throwing Space Center Houston’s Moon 2 Mars Festival into hyperdrive. Amp up your Space City Spring Break with us!

Access to this all-ages festival is included in general admission.


Join us in shaping the future of Space City by supporting STEM education for the next generation of space explorers!

Space Center Houston is working to foster a new generation of scientists, engineers, and innovators. In a city renowned for its pioneering spirit and innovation, inspiring our youth to reach for the stars is crucial. Your donation today will allow us to provide engaging programs and invaluable opportunities for more under-resourced students to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Make a gift now and make a lasting impact on our community’s future!