Orbital Outreach

Orbital Outreach presentations are informative sessions for children ages 4-15 presented by a Space Center Houston Instructor!

Bring the excitement of Space Center Houston directly to you! As you prepare your upcoming schedule don’t forget to give your children an “Out-Of-This-World” experience!

Download the Orbital Outreach Registration Form


Stellar Presentations

Classroom Presentations
$295 for two 45 minute presentations

  • Both presentations must be on the same topic
  • Max 30 students
  • Add a hands on activity $25 per session
  • We suggest that groups with a wide span of ages be divided into two presentations. (Example: Ages 4-7 and ages 8-11)

Large assembly presentations
$350 for a 45 minute presentation

  • 31-250 student


  •  $325 for up to 3 hours of presentations
  •  $100 for each additional presentation

Mileage Fee

Mileage fee applies to all destinations over 20 miles from Space Center Houston.

$25.00       20-30 miles
$35.00       31-45 miles
$40.00       46-60 miles


Space Center Houston instructors will take your students on a journey into the wonders of space with our Out-Of-This-World interactive presentations. These presentations can be done for small groups up to 30 students or larger groups up to 250. Each presentation last 45- 50 minutes.

For classrooms of no more than 30 students, hands on activities can be added for $25 per session.

Suiting Up- Ages 4-11 (45 minutes)
outreach_suitHave you ever wondered how astronauts get dressed for a space walk or why they need a special suit?Students will explore “pressure” and how the harsh environment of space affects the human body.

Add on hands-on activity: Balloon Astronaut ($25) 
Students will design a protective spacesuit to protect their balloon astronaut from harmful micrometeorites.


 Living in Space – Ages 4-15 (45 minutes)
outreach_LISImagine your house in space. How would life be different than here on Earth? From wake-up to bedtime, discover what astronauts do onboard the International Space Station to overcome the everyday “hassles” of life.

Add-on activity: Astronaut food tasting party ($25)
Your students will get to make and sample their own Astronaut meal. They will take home a food sample they make.


We Have Lift-Off- Ages 8-15 (45 minutes)
outreach_liftoffRockets! Rockets! Everywhere! Explore the history of rockets starting with the Mercury Program and ending with NASA’s latest endeavors. Find out how rockets work and what it takes to get them into space.

Add-on activity: Air pressure rocket building and launching
Students will explore the laws of physics while they build and launch their own rocket using air pressure.


Planet Hunter – Ages 5-99 (45 minutes)*
outreach_planet_hunterJoin our intrepid Planet Hunter on an exciting and entertaining search for planets outside of our own solar system! Learn how many we’ve already found, how we find them and what the future may hold for alien life. Show includes basic astronomy, audience participation, and live performance with multimedia. Q & A session will follow the show. 
* Only available as assembly


Space Center Houston’s Starlab a state of the art portable planetarium is an exciting and dynamic tool for learning about astronomy and space exploration. Students will be immersed in a digital recreation of the sky, to study concepts like celestial motions, or even travel through our solar system and beyond!  The Starlab can accommodate 20-30 people depending on age groups.

Currently, Space Center Houston is offering 3 different shows for Starlab:

STARS (Movie) (26 minutes)
outreach_stars_movieEvery star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS.
This dramatic program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill.


ASTRONAUT (Movie) (23 minutes) (Recommended ages 5+)
outreach_astronaut_posterWhat does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body.
Narrated by: Ewan McGregor


outreach_starsJoin our live presenter in the Starlab and take a guided tour of the night sky, the solar system, the galaxy and deep into the observable universe. This unique show is a live and interactive trip through a real-time computer-animated model of the universe. Take a 100 million light-years trip, without leaving your seat. The length of the show is customizable to suit the needs of the venue.

Duration: Customizable between 30-60 minutes.
Viewing Ages: Customizable for all age groups.


Email: distancelearning@spacecenter.org
Phone: 281-244-2149
Fax: 281-283-7724

Download the Orbital Outreach Registration Form

Space Center Houston Educational Programs