Home School Day

Discover space science and engineering through innovative activities and special guest speakers at Home School Day at Space Center Houston.

This incredible event provides a discount for home-schooled families to learn about space exploration and engage in an unforgettable day of education and inspiring activities.

Save the date for our fall Home School Day on Oct. 16.

Get hands on in our interactive Pop-Up Science Labs to conduct experiments, see our new live presentations, walk underneath our new SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, and so much more!

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*Note: Parking at Space Center Houston is $5. Guests are encouraged to purchase parking online. Cash and credit cards are accepted at the toll plaza.

Home School Day schedule
  • Feb. 18, 2020
  • Oct. 16, 2020
  • Enhance your experience

    Home School Day plus Lunch with an Astronaut

    You and your family are invited to an extraordinary opportunity to have lunch with a NASA astronaut as an addition to the Home School Day experience.

    This casual event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in a private setting to give you an up-close and personal opportunity to hear first-hand stories from an astronaut while enjoying a cosmic lunch prepared by our award-winning catering staff. As a special memento of your visit, you will receive a personalized photograph from our guest astronaut.

    Pricing: $69.95, adult; $35.95, children (4-11 years). Ticket price includes admission to Home School Day.

    Tickets are limited. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased in advance.

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    Home School Day plus Stars & STEM

    You and your family will navigate your own space exploration journey while engaging in science, technology and engineering related activities. Build model rockets, explore robotics and train for spaceflight in our newly redesigned Home School Stars & STEM event Feb. 17.

    Activities cover an array of difficulty levels to excite visitors of all ages. Explore robotics in our Robotics Challenge Arena where you can lead a robot through an obstacle course, program and operate a robot and more.

    Build your own rocket and then see how high you can launch it. Train like an astronaut and learn about spacewalks and crew assembly.

    Program includes

    • Exciting, hands-on activities
    • Grade-level appropriate learning
    • Dinner served at Space Center Houston
    • Private guided tram tour to NASA Johnson Space Center
    • Second-day visit to Space Center Houston
    • Film screening

    Pricing $59.95 per person

    Tickets are limited. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased in advance.

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    Home School Day meal options*

    Add a Zero-G Diner lunch option now and save 20 percent! Lunch options include the following:

    • 100 percent Angus beef hamburger and French fries
    • 100 percent Angus beef cheeseburger and French fries
    • Grilled jumbo hot dog and French fries
    • Chicken tenders and French fries
    • Two slices of cheese or pepperoni pizza (may be substituted with one slice and basket of fries)

    All meals include a fountain drink of Coca-Cola products (such as soda, tea, water).

    *Please note: Home School Day meal plans do not include Lunch with an Astronaut.

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    Space Center Houston membership

    Space Center Houston members get free admission and receive free parking every day including Home School Day. An additional fee is required to participate in Home School Day Stars & STEM and Lunch with an Astronaut. Click here to learn more about becoming a member today!

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