Outer Space Academy uses state-of-the-art technology to help students navigate the solar system and beyond.
Starlab, a dynamic planetarium, is an exciting tool used in Outer Space Academy to teach students about astronomy and space exploration. Through a digital recreation of the sky, students study concepts like celestial motions and travel through our solar system and beyond. The Starlab can accommodate 20-30 people depending on age groups.
Add an Outer Space Academy class to your field trip or Space After Dark experience for $3 per guest. There is a 20-student or $60 minimum. The student to adult ratio is 1:10, and one adult admission is included. Additional tickets for students and adults are $3 each. Classes are available for kindergarten through twelfth grade. At least three weeks’ notice is required for Outer Space Academy reservations.
Send your students on a journey around the universe in our planetarium shows. Enjoy a live presentation from our engaging educational instructors or an inspiring documentary film.
Learn more about our live shows and films:
Planetarium show times are 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Enhance your experience
Starship Gallery tours
Allow our expert tour guide to introduce your students to the wonders of the space program. Students will see and touch real spacecraft and moon rocks while learning about the history of space flight. Each tour consists of a 15-minute film and one 30-minute guided tour of Starship Gallery.
Starship Gallery tour showtimes are 10:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) tours
See astronauts train in a “neutral” environment on a guided tour of the largest pool of its kind in the world. Tours are $7 per person with a 20-person minimum. Tours are available Monday through Friday only and are offered at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Please note that the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory is not on Space Center Houston property and transportation is the responsibility of the group. Groups of more than 50 people may have to split into multiple tours. Meet your guide at the Information Desk at Space Center Houston 30 minutes before your tour time. Please call +1 281-283-4755 for availability and allow 4-6 weeks for approval.