FIRST activities

Space Center Houston invites FIRST® coaches, students and parents to engage in interactive and hands-on learning while making connections to the inspiring wonders of space exploration.

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Camp next to artifacts that have furthered human space exploration while engaging in hands-on team building activities. Explore Space Center Houston and tour NASA Johnson Space Center with an exclusive discounted rate.

Admission tickets
Discover 400 things to experience at Space Center Houston, including flown spacecraft, moon and Mars rocks you can touch and more, at the discounted rate of $15.95. Included with your discounted ticket is the very popular, behind-the-scenes tour of NASA Johnson Space Center on the NASA Tram Tour. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are valid only April 14-21, 2018.

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Transportation
Space Center Houston offers free parking for buses. Parking for all other vehicles costs $5 per vehicle. There is a Houston METRO bus stop (No. 10727) at Space Center Houston. Purchase the METRO FIRST Robotics Convention Pass to get unlimited bus and light-rail service April 15-22. Passes are $3 for adults and $1.50 for students. Click here to visit the METRO website and purchase your METRO Pass. Click here to view bus schedules and plan your route.

FIRST Robotics Celebrations
For the first time, Space Center Houston is offering FIRST® Robotics coaches, students and parents a chance to network, engage in team building activities, compete in mini challenges with various robotic platforms, explore artifacts that have furthered human space exploration and celebrate their hard work during this robotic season. Join us for the FIRST Robotics Celebrations Tuesday, April 17 and Friday April 20. Click here to learn more and register.

FIRST LEGO League Camp-Ins
FIRST LEGO League teams will explore robotics while surrounded by inspiring artifacts at Space Center Houston. Teams will have a designated area within the center to build and program robots as well as work on team projects. Join us for FIRST LEGO Robotics Camp-Ins on Saturday, Sept. 1, and Friday, Nov. 2. Click here to learn more and register.

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Space Center University®
Come behind the scenes with Space Center U®, our ultimate educational experience, and experience space exploration! Space Center U is a rigorous five-day program offered year-round. Space Center U simulates astronaut training and real-world NASA experiences by combining classroom theory with cognitive and tactile tasks.

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Stars & STEM
Stars & STEM is designed for students who want to learn outside the classroom while experiencing the wonders of space exploration through STEM. Engaging, hands-on activities match each grade level’s standards so students are challenged, inspired and eager to explore STEM concepts.

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