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Educator's Guide2015 - 2016 School Year

Expedition Center

A visit to the Expedition Center is a learning experience that engages students, transforming them into scientists, engineers or researchers on a simulated space expedition. It expands a classroom to distant planets; it turns learning into inspiration and students into explorers. Great discounts are available for first time flyers! If your school has never participated in a Chevron Expedition Center Program, now is the time to board for your first flight. At the Expedition Center, we focus on skills far beyond space science – we use the excitement of space travel as a foundation for interdisciplinary tasks and life skills that can turn a moment of success into a lifetime of difference.

Perfect for:

  • Class trips, 1st grade – high school
  • Science clubs and ROTC programs
  • Scout and youth groups
  • Birthday parties
  • Corporate teambuilding science

Interdisciplinary Tasks:

  • engineering
  • math
  • social studies
  • health
  • reading
  • computer skills

TEKS and Life Skills:

  • responsibility
  • problem solving
  • critical thinking
  • teamwork
  • communication
  • listening
  • following instructions
  • observation

Operation Leapfrog

In the year 2076, the United States is ready to take the next big leap in space exploration. After successfully…

Chevron Expedition Center Program Reservations

Step 1: Decide if you want to go to the Expedition Center at HMNS or at the George Observatory. Both…

Teacher Resources

We offer free curriculum designed to get you and your class ready for an exciting expedition to outer space in…

Challenger History

After the Space Shuttle Challenger accident in 1986, the families of the Challenger astronauts wanted to continue the educational mission…

HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629

Monday - Sunday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Free Thursdays* 2:00PM - 5:00PM
* Only Permanent Exhibits are Free.
Last Ticket for Butterfly Center, Exhibitions and Giant Screen Theatre: 4:00PM.
Last Ticket for Planetarium: 4:30PM
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HMNS at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277

Monday - Wednesday Closed
Thursday - Friday 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

Tuesday - Saturday By Reservation
Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
DST = Daylight Savings Time.
Please call for holiday hours. Entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily
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