Spring Home School Day

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27

Experience space science through innovative, exclusive activities and special guest speakers at Spring Home School Day 2017 on Feb. 27 at Space Center Houston.

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

Meet retired NASA astronaut Jerry Ross and hear from NASA Johnson Space Center experts on a variety of topics including water on Mars, one woman’s journey from homeschooled student to NASA professional and what it’s like to live in an artificial habitat. Engage with Sphero and Vex Robotics Challenges. Get hands-on in our interactive Pop-Up Science Labs where you can see demonstrations of Newton’s Third Law of Motion, make a small bulb light up, discover the destructive force of meteors, experience visual coding and so much more!


Save with special early-bird price (available now through Feb. 26) $14.95
Day-of-event price $29.95

*Note: Parking at Space Center Houston is $5. Cash and credit cards are accepted at the toll plaza.

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New for 2017

This stellar educational experience is designed for families who want to take learning out of the classroom while discovering the wonders of space exploration.

We provide engaging, hands-on activities that have been developed according to grade-level standards so students are challenged, inspired and eager to explore STEM concepts when they return home.

Program includes

  • Admission to Spring Home School Day 2017
  • Live briefing about Mars
  • Dinner at Space Center Houston
  • Exciting, grade-level appropriate, hands-on activities

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You and your family are invited to an extraordinary opportunity to have lunch with former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross.

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 retire Col. Ross 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 Spring Home School Day 2017.

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

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Add a 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 Coca-Cola fountain drink.

*Note: Space Center Houston members get free admission to the center every day including Home School Day. An additional fee is required to participate in Home School Day Space After Dark and Lunch with an Astronaut. Click here to learn more about becoming a member today!