Space Center U Houston

Discover the world of robotics, rocketry and thermal protection systems at the Space Center University.

Your students will discover areas such as robotics, rocketry & thermal protection systems.

Go behind the scenes with Space Centre University in Houston Texas. This Space Camp is the ultimate 5-day program offered year-round to students ages 11-18. Your students will develop and improve critical thinking skills, creativity and the drive to be successful. Get behind the scenes access to the NASA Johnson Space Centre and experience educational program at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory improving and developing your students stem skills.

Space Centre-U features more than 400 space artifacts, permanent and travelling exhibits, attractions and theatres. They showcase the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program. 

This itinerary is fully customisable and optional add-on activities can be suggested by your school travel advisor. Take your students to an all-American basketball game, give surfing a go or head out on a kayak adventure. 

Trip highlights

  • Gather data and conducting field experiments to learn about the eco-system in southern Texas.
  • Hear from guest speakers about what it takes to work at NASA and the projects that prepare humans for space exploration.
  • Go behind the scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center.
  • Check out an NBA game one of Americas most loved sports!  

Trip inclusions

  • An all-inclusive package including flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities.
  • Access to our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make your trip planning and advertising a breeze.
  • Free travel for teachers.
  • An EA tour representative on hand 24/7.

Trip inclusions

  • An all-inclusive package including flights, accommodation, transport, meals and activities.
  • Access to our full suite of tools, resources, checklists and support that will make your trip planning and advertising a breeze.
  • Free travel for teachers.
  • An EA tour representative on hand 24/7.

Trip highlights

  • Gather data and conducting field experiments to learn about the eco-system in southern Texas.
  • Hear from guest speakers about what it takes to work at NASA and the projects that prepare humans for space exploration.
  • Go behind the scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center.
  • Check out an NBA game one of Americas most loved sports!  

Houston Itinerary

DAY 1: TRAVEL DAY

Depart from your closest international airport and fly to the capital of Texas – Houston!

DAY 2 – 6: SPACE U

Spend five days attending the Space U camp at NASA’s Johnston Space Centre. Immersing students in authentic stem learning opportunities tied to NASA missions. Space Center U offers a high level of STEM topics that are applied to real-world and space-related experiences. Your students will discover areas such as robotics, rocketry, thermal protection systems and space habitats.

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What to expect on a school trip to the Space Center in Houston

Go behind the scenes with Space Centre University in Houston Texas. This program is great for students that are interested in pursuing a path in the STEM fields. Space Centre University is known around the world as the home of NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control. Choose to add on an extended trip to Orlando Florida and experience Universal Studios or fly down Boggy Creek on an airboat!

Trip activities

Space Center-U™ Houston

Come behind the scenes with Space Center U™, the ultimate educational experience, and get a taste of space exploration! Space Center U™ is a challenging five-day program offered year-round to students ages 11-18. The program promotes teamwork, problem-solving, communication and engineering solutions to space-related situations. It is designed to develop and improve critical thinking skills, fiscal responsibility, creativity and the drive to be successful. Space Center University offers challenging, quality STEM education inspired by space exploration. This program is great for students advancing in their STEM education. This program will not only reiterate and build on classroom-learning, it will amalgamate and provide context to more complex skills and concepts. 

Kayaking Adventure Day

Artist Boat offers exciting field lab opportunities to student groups by vessel, kayak, and foot to places of natural significance on Galveston Bay. Students participate in hands-on and feet-in instruction via outdoor and experiential learning. They interact and learn about estuarine ecology, plain-air water colouring, water quality testing, paddling and safety instruction, and collection of data.  While exploring Galveston Bay’s tranquil habitats, students make their own watercolour paintings. They will creatively reflect the immense beauty, wonder and diversity of life contained in coastal margins of Texas.

Galveston Surfing

Soak up the rays and enjoy some time on Galveston Boulevard which is located right outside your accommodation. With personalised 2-hour surf lessons, the students will get the chance to try to stand up on their board. Galveston Beach also has a fantastic pier with some great rides to keep everyone entertained.

"As a result of this trip, we have three students considering picking up mechanical engineering at university, and a host of students considering STEM-related A-Levels. An action-packed, awe-inspiring week away. I can't wait to go back next year!"

Teacher
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, NASA STEM Trip, October 2018

"I believe the memories created on an international school trip can drastically enhance a student's entire learning experience. Being immersed in real-life learning is the most powerful educational experiences one can gain."

Teacher
Grace Lutheran College, China Business Trip, September 2018

"The experience for us was personalised, accessible and our consultant was interested in us. This makes the world of difference when you're travelling with students"

Teacher
Brigidine College Randwick, NASA STEM Trip, September 2018

“This trip has taken the top spot for my career highlights to date!  The experiences and the way in which the students conducted themselves and embraced opportunities, even when they were out of their comfort zone, will stay with me forever.  I don’t know if it gets better than this.”

Teacher
Barr Beacon School, NASA STEM Trip, February 2019
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