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The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan is coming to town!

Space Center Houston is hosting a magical vehicle in our parking lot from Coca-Cola’s festive fleet on Dec. 20 to spread joy and holiday cheer. Receive a free printed photo with Santa Claus at Space Center Houston. Parking is $5.

Space Exploration Educators Conference Empowers Teachers at Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston will empower teachers from around the world with new ideas for the classroom, inspiring messages from experts and the latest news on what’s happening now in space exploration. It’s all at the 24th annual Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC), Feb. 1-3.

It’s an opportunity to transform all disciplines with immersive learning experiences and empower the next generation of explorers.

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Space Center Houston’s Winter Day Camps Launch Endless Adventures

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An amazing educational camp experience awaits young explorers at Space Center Houston’s winter day camps, Dec. 26-Jan. 5. It’s a science learning experience offering a variety of age-appropriate robotics challenges, space-themed interactive activities and the chance to explore everything the center has to offer.

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Be Merry on the Moon at Space Center Houston

Make the holiday season an unforgettable lunar experience. Space Center Houston offers the ultimate adventure with flown spacecraft from the first and last crewed lunar landings, and a chance to touch a moon rock and have Lunch with an Astronaut on Fridays and Saturdays.

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“Our center has so many fun immersive learning experiences including being among historic spacecraft that landed astronauts on the moon,” said William T. Harris, president and CEO for the nonprofit. “Give your out-of-town guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience by exploring the rich history of the Apollo era and experiencing what NASA is doing now and in the future.”

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Spacecraft from First and Last Lunar Landings Together for First Time, Only at Space Center Houston

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Only at Space Center Houston will guests experience the command modules from the first and last lunar landings, together under the same roof for the first time. The world premiere of “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission” opens Oct. 14 at the center, which is the home of the Apollo 17 command module.

These two awe-inspiring exhibits appearing at the same time culminate Space Center Houston’s yearlong jubilee celebration, right before the center celebrates 25 years on Oct. 16. Houston is where the Apollo astronauts lived and trained for their missions.

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Enrollment now open for new 11-14-year-old Space Center U program

Space Center Houston’s ultimate educational experience Space Center U expands to include a new program for students ages 11-14 beginning this fall. This five-day challenge promotes teamwork, solving problems, communication skills and engineering solutions to space-related situations.

In the new program, 11- to 14-year-old participants will experience interactive and engaging activities and challenges that explore moon missions including rocket launches, lunar habitat design and sustainability, robotic rovers and more.

Space Center U students also get a behind-the-scenes look at space exploration. They will hear from expert guest speakers, including a NASA astronaut, and learn what it takes to prepare humans for space exploration. They also will tour Space Center Houston exhibits and NASA Johnson Space Center facilities, including the Neutral Buoyancy Lab where astronauts train.

Enroll your students in Space Center U today and inspire your students to pursue STEM through the wonders of space exploration.

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