Boy Scout Camp-ins

Girl Scout Camp-In

Space Center Houston strives to help scouts achieve their individual scout badges and electives by engaging them in an interactive and hands-on learning environment. Each Camp-In is tailored to the individual age of the scouts and the specific scout requirements to help complete the required aspects of a badge or adventure.

Cub Scout Pack Overnight

Ranks: Wolves, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light

During this camp-in Scouts will participate in activities designed to meet most of the requirements for STEM NOVA “Out of the World” Award.

  • Inspiration: Watch a documentary about NASA and space exploration in our large screen theater.
  • Robotics challenge roving on Mars: Program a rover and transport materials across the Martian surface to supply an outpost.
  • Star gazing: Look at the stars, moon and planets through telescopes and take home your own pinhole planetarium.
  • Build and launch a model rocket: Each Scout will build a rocket to take home. Space Center Houston will conduct a rocket launch at the end of the night.
  • Explore a science learning center: Your second day will include a private tram tour of NASA Johnson Space Center and general admission to Space Center Houston.
2018 available dates
Sept. 22

2019 available dates
May 4
July 13
Aug. 17
Oct. 19

*Individual rank nights below

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Boy Scouts

Meets all requirements towards the Space Exploration badge.

  • Explore Starship Gallery and the early human space flight missions.
  • Learn how rockets work with Newton’s Laws while designing and building an air-rocket to launch.
  • Design a base on mars that can sustain human life and will return samples of the surface to earth.
  • Engineering challenge inspired by a problem the Apollo 13 crew faced – “Houston we’ve had a problem”

Please note that Space Center Houston camp-in instructors are NOT certified merit badge counselors and are not able to sign Blue Cards. Space Center Houston DOES NOT provide merit badge worksheets.

2018 available dates
July 21
July 28

2019 available dates
Feb. 16
July 12
Sept. 21
Nov. 23

First Day Evening
5 p.m. Check-in at Space Center Houston entrance
5:45 p.m. Buffet dinner served in Zero-G Diner
6:30 p.m. Bring luggage in from vehicles
7 p.m. Welcome show in the Mission Briefing Center
7:30 p.m. Activity One
8:20 p.m. Snack / Activity Two
9:10 p.m. Activity Three
10 p.m. Activity Four
10:45 p.m. Set-up camp / get ready for bed
11:15 p.m. Lights out

Second Day Morning
6:50 a.m. Wake-up / pack-up / load gear in vehicles
7:30 a.m. Buffet breakfast served in Zero-G Diner
8:15 a.m. Large-screen film “Destination Station” in Space Center Theater
9 a.m. Two Options –

Option #1

  • Tram tour of NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Returning at 10:30 a.m. to explore Space Center Houston
  • Note: Requires use of 2nd day ticket

Option #2

  • Shopping time in Space Traders Gift Shop
  • Depart for home
  • Allows for use of 2nd day ticket on another day

Please note that the above schedule is subject to change without notice. During days of high visitation for the center, the large-screen film may be canceled to allow for the NASA tram tour to depart at 8:15 a.m.

Length of tram tour and the locations visited vary depending on the season.

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Cub Scouts

Wolf Scouts

Wolves will complete activities that work towards fulfilling their Hometown Heroes Adventure requirements.

What does it mean to be a hero? Where can you find a hero? Is your hero…an astronaut? Next door at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, there are several astronauts, engineers, flight directors and many others who are the heroes of human space flight exploration. Discover what it takes to be an astronaut when you partake in hands-on astronaut training courses and explore the history, artifacts and sacrifices of NASA’s heroes throughout our Starship Gallery.

Be prepared to come face-to-face with an astronaut as you embark on a guided tour through the nostalgic decks of the space shuttle similar to where many have trained before going into space! You don’t want to miss this once in a life time opportunity!

2018 available dates
May 26
June 29
Aug. 11
Sept. 29
Nov. 10

2019 available dates
Jan. 26
June 29
Aug. 3
Nov. 9

First Day Evening
5 p.m. Check-in at Space Center Houston entrance
5:45 p.m. Buffet dinner served in Zero-G Diner
6:30 p.m. Welcome show in the Mission Briefing Center
6:55 p.m. Activity One
7:30 p.m. Snack / Activity Two
8:05 p.m. Activity Three
8:45 p.m. Scavenger Hunt
9:30 p.m. Film “On-Human Destiny” in Destiny Theater
9:50 p.m. Get luggage / set-up camp / get ready for bed
10:45 p.m. Lights out

Second Day Morning
6:50 a.m. Wake-up / pack-up / load gear in vehicles
7:30 a.m. Buffet breakfast served in Zero-G Diner
8:15 a.m. Large-screen film “Destination Station” in Space Center Theater
9 a.m. Two Options –

Option #1

  • Tram tour of NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Returning at 10:30 a.m. to explore Space Center Houston
  • Note: Requires use of 2nd day ticket

Option #2

  • Shopping time in Space Traders Gift Shop
  • Depart for home
  • Allows for use of 2nd day ticket on another day

Please note that the above schedule is subject to change without notice. During days of high visitation for the center, the large-screen film may be canceled to allow for the NASA tram tour to depart at 8:15 a.m.

Length of tram tour and the locations visited vary depending on the season.

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Bear Scouts

Bears will complete essential requirements to help earn Robotics Adventure.

  • Robotic Hand: Build and use a real robotic hand to complete several tasks and learn about different types of robots and how useful they can be.
  • Design Your Own Robot: Design and build a robot that can make your own life easier, from cleaning your room to walking your dog or even cooking dinner!
  • Range Rovers: NASA has sent many rovers to Mars – now it’s your turn! Learn how to program your own rover to explore the Martian terrain.

2018 available dates
May 26
June 29
Aug. 11
Sept. 29
Nov. 10

2019 available dates
Jan. 26
June 29
Aug. 3
Nov. 9

First Day Evening
5 p.m. Check-in at Space Center Houston entrance
6 p.m. Buffet dinner served in Zero-G Diner
7 p.m. Welcome show in the Mission Briefing Center
7:35 p.m. Activity One
8:25 p.m. Snack / Activity Two
9:20 p.m. Activity Three
10:05 p.m. Get luggage / set-up camp / get ready for bed
11 p.m. Lights out

Second Day Morning
6:50 a.m. Wake-up / pack-up / load gear in vehicles
7:30 a.m. Buffet breakfast served in Zero-G Diner
8:15 a.m. Large-screen film “Destination Station” in Space Center Theater
9 a.m. Two Options –

Option #1

  • Tram tour of NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Returning at 10:30 a.m. to explore Space Center Houston
  • Note: Requires use of 2nd day ticket

Option #2

  • Shopping time in Space Traders Gift Shop
  • Depart for home
  • Allows for use of 2nd day ticket on another day

Please note that the above schedule is subject to change without notice. During days of high visitation for the center, the large-screen film may be canceled to allow for the NASA tram tour to depart at 8:15 a.m.

Length of tram tour and the locations visited vary depending on the season.

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Webelos

Complete essential requirements towards Adventures in Science.

  • Study the night sky and chart distances between the planets.
  • Build and launch a rocket.
  • Watch live experiments about rocket fuel.
2018 available dates
Aug. 4
Sept. 8
Oct. 27
Nov. 30

2019 available dates
Feb. 23
July 13
Aug. 17
Sept. 28
Oct. 19

First Day Evening
5 p.m. Check-in at Space Center Houston entrance
6 p.m. Buffet dinner served in Zero-G Diner
7 p.m. Welcome show in the Mission Briefing Center
7:35 p.m. Activity One
8:25 p.m. Snack / Activity Two
9:20 p.m. Activity Three
10:05 p.m. Get luggage / set-up camp / get ready for bed
11 p.m. Lights out

Second Day Morning
6:50 a.m. Wake-up / pack-up / load gear in vehicles
7:30 a.m. Buffet breakfast served in Zero-G Diner
8:15 a.m. Large-screen film “Destination Station” in Space Center Theater
9 a.m. Two Options –

Option #1

  • Tram tour of NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Returning at 10:30 a.m. to explore Space Center Houston
  • Note: Requires use of 2nd day ticket

Option #2

  • Shopping time in Space Traders Gift Shop
  • Depart for home
  • Allows for use of 2nd day ticket on another day

Please note that the above schedule is subject to change without notice. During days of high visitation for the center, the large-screen film may be canceled to allow for the NASA tram tour to depart at 8:15 a.m.

Length of tram tour and the locations visited vary depending on the season.

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