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Orbital Outreach

Bring scientific exploration directly to your students with Stellar Presentations!

Take your students on an unforgettable adventure through the wonders of space exploration without ever leaving your location with our Orbital Outreach program.

Space Center Houston instructors conduct Stellar Presentations for groups of 30-250 students ages 4-15. Presentations range from 30-50 minutes in length and are aligned with TEKS and National Science Standards.

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 281-244-2149

Classroom & Small Assembly Presentations

$350 for two 30-minute presentations | 30 students max.

Our friendly and knowledgeable instructors will take your students on an immersive journey into the wonders of space through interactive presentations. Both presentations must be on the same topic. We suggest that groups with a wide span of ages be divided into two presentations, ex. ages 4-7 and ages 8-11.

Do your students need more science? Add a hands-on activity for $25 per session (adds 15 min presentation time)!

Large Assembly Presentations

$350 for a 45-minute presentation | 31-250 students max.

Our friendly and knowledgeable instructors will take a large group of your students on an immersive journey into the wonders of space through interactive presentations. These presentations are available for groups larger than 31 students and up to 250 students.

Inflatable Planetarium

$350 for 3 hours of dome activities | $100 for any additional hours
15- 30 min rotations of shows

Our innovative portable planetarium is a dynamic tool for teaching young explorers about astronomy and space exploration. Students will be immersed in a digital recreation of the sky, to study concepts like celestial motions, or even travel through our solar system and beyond!

Indoor only and needs a space of approx. 20′ x 20′ x 17.’ Schools’ gyms, Cafeterias, and large libraries work well.

  • Our 5 Meter dome can accommodate 20-35 people depending on age groups and participants.
  • Our 6 Meter dome can accommodate 35-40 people depending on age group and participants.

Tabletop Presentations

Pricing varies

Let us host activities for STEM related events, such as STEM nights and fairs. Please reach out to our team for more information.

Mileage Fee

Outreach available for locations within a 60 miles from Space Center Houston. Mileage fee applies to all destinations over 20 miles from Space Center Houston.

Presentation Descriptions

Suiting Up

AGES 4-11 | 30 MINUTES SMALL ASSEMBLY / 45 MINUTES LARGE ASSEMBLY

Have you ever wondered how astronauts get dressed for a spacewalk or why they need a special suit? Participants will explore “pressure” and how the harsh environment of space affects the human body. 

ADD ON HANDS-ON ACTIVITY: BALLOON ASTRONAUT ($25 per group of 30)  

Students will design a protective spacesuit to protect their balloon astronaut from harmful micrometeorites. 

Living in Space

AGES 4-15 | 30 MINUTES SMALL ASSEMBLY/ 45 MINUTES LARGE ASSEMBLY 45 MINUTES

Imagine your house in space. How would life be different than here on Earth? From wake-up to bedtime, discover what astronauts do onboard the International Space Station to overcome the everyday “hassles” of life.

Yes, It is Rocket Science 

AGES 8-15 | 30 MINUTES SMALL ASSEMBLY/ 45 MINUTES LARGE ASSEMBLY 

Find out the history of the crewed space program and the rocket that were used, how rockets work, and what it takes to launch them into space. discover the key components needed to make combustion happen with our thrilling combustion demonstrations. This presentation includes demonstrations involving fire.

All demonstrations are done keeping safety of the viewers and instructor in mind and can be done in a classroom or auditorium environment. 

ADD-ON ACTIVITY: AIR PRESSURE ROCKET BUILDING AND LAUNCHING

Students will explore the laws of physics while they build and launch their own rocket using air pressure.

Ultimate Science Lab

AGES 5+ | 30 MINUTES SMALL ASSEMBLY/ 45 MINUTES LARGE ASSEMBLY 45 MINUTES

Discover Newton’s laws of motion and the 3 states of matter in a unique way with a variety of exciting experiments from air pressure to liquid nitrogen. They will see what role the laws of motion and states of matter play in spaceflight.

Q&A SESSION WILL FOLLOW THE SHOW

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