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13 | Family Overnight at Space Center Houston

Cost

time

location

$80 per person

5pm

1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058

Family Overnight at Space Center HoustonS

From the organizer:

You and your family will navigate your own space exploration journey while engaging in science, technology and engineering related activities. Build rockets and explore robotics.

Activities cover an array of difficulty levels to excite guests ages five and older. Explore engineering design and coding as you program and operate robotic rovers. 

Build your own rocket and then see how high you can launch it. Train like an astronaut, learn about spacewalks, and perform tasks and tests conducted by astronauts. Tour Starship Gallery, home to multiple flown spacecraft, astronaut training models, one-of-a-kind artifacts and more.

You and your entire family can experience a unique overnight camping experience.

Sleep in the great outdoors under the stars. Pack your tent and set up camp under a twice flown Falcon 9 rocket or in Independence Plaza, right underneath a Boeing 747, the shuttle carrier aircraft NASA 905, and our high-fidelity shuttle replica Independence.

Prefer to cozy up indoors? All you need is a sleeping bag and a pillow to complete your campsite, surrounded by some of the rarest spaceflight artifacts on Earth.

Must register at least two weeks prior to the event date AND all campers must be at least five years old.

2024 Schedule

  • January 13, New Year
  • April 20, Planet Earth Day
  • May 25, Memorial Day Weekend 
  • July 6, Independence Day Themed
  • Oct. 26, Galaxy Frights
  • Nov. 9, Veteran’s Day Weekend
  • Dec. 14, Galaxy Lights

Experience Includes:

  • Welcome briefing in preparation for the night’s activities in the Mission Briefing Center.
  • Exciting, hands-on STEM activities.
  • Overnight campsite amongst historic flown space artifacts and national treasures.
  • Dinner and breakfast served at Space Center Houston.
  • Second-day visit to Space Center Houston.
  • Outside campsites are 10-by-10 feet.

SAMPLE Itinerary

FIRST DAY EVENING

  • 5:00 p.m. – Check-in
  • 6:00 p.m. – Welcome Show
  • 6:15 p.m. – Catered Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. – Activities Conducted
  • 10:00 p.m. – Get ready for bed
  • 11:00 p.m. – Lights out

SECOND DAY MORNING

  • 6:45 a.m. – Wake-up / pack-up / load gear in vehicles 
  • 7:45 a.m. – Catered Breakfast
  • 8:20 a.m. – ISS Space Explorers Film
  • 9:00 a.m. – Tram Tour of NASA Johnson Space Center
  • 10:00 a.m. – Dismissed

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