Field trips

Inspire your students through the wonders of space exploration with a field trip they will never forget.

With more than 400 things to see and do at Space Center Houston, students can learn while experiencing real science, math and technology, including the new interactive Mission Mars exhibit, the international landmark Independence Plaza, multiple flown spacecraft, a real moon rock your students can touch, one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of space suits and so much more!

Pricing

Register and pay at least one week in advance $10.95
Register in advance and pay on arrival $12.95
Pay on arrival without advanced registration $24.95 children
$29.95 adults
Apply for Title 1 school special pricing $5.95

Our field trip discount saves up to 60 percent off full-price admission and, as a bonus, groups receive one free ticket for every 20 tickets purchased. Field trip reservations must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the visit to receive a discount.

Parking for school and charter buses is free. Chaperones and teachers in individual vehicles must pay $5 per vehicle for parking. Cash and credit cards are accepted at the toll plaza.

Registration

To register for a Space Center Houston field trip, complete and submit the order form or call our Reservations Department.

  • Complete the field trip order form and email it to reservations@spacecenter.org, fax it to +1 281-283-4766, or mail it to Space Center Houston, Attention: Reservations, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058.
  • Call Space Center Houston reservations at +1 281-283-4755 and pay with a credit card.

Book a field trip

Availability

Field trips are available any day of the week during normal operating hours. Space Center Houston hours fluctuate seasonally. Click here to view operating hours for the year to plan your field trip.

Title 1 discounted field trips are available year round; however, April 17 through May 31 Title 1 discounted field trips are offered only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Group size and student/chaperone ratio

Space Center Houston requires at least one adult chaperone directly supervising every 10 students at all times. Students without chaperones are not allowed in Space Center Houston’s gift shops. This rule pertains to all field trips, regardless of student grade level or age. Please follow our code of conduct during your field trip.

Title 1 schools

Title 1 schools may request funding that supplements the price of a field trip while funds are available. The program provides a rate of $5.95 per person, a savings of up to 78 percent from full-price admission. Click here to learn more.

Enhance your field trip

Looking for a more in-depth experience for your students? Space Center Houston’s Starlab planetarium is an exciting and dynamic tool that teaches children about astronomy and space exploration. Alongside an expert guide, tour our Starship Gallery to get an in-depth look at flown spacecraft and the history of space exploration. See where astronauts train at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab and discover the future of space exploration. Click here to learn more.