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.
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.
To Make Your Reservation:
- Choose a location
Participants have the choice of participating in the Expedition Center mission at either HMNS Hermann Park or the George Observatory.
- Choose a mission option
Expedition options vary based on age and group size. Use the information below to determine which option fits your group:
- Book Now!
|Option Name||Grade||Special Characteristics||Length||Fee*||Number of Participants|
|Junior Expedition||Grades 1 – 3
Ages 6 -8
|Participants act only as astronauts, one adult required per 2 children to help with reading. Moon landing.||1.5 hours||$185||22 students, 1 adult per 2 astronauts required|
|Mini Mars Expedition||Grades 4 – 8
Ages 9 – 13
|Participants act only as astronauts. Mars landing.||1 hour||$160||Maximum of 22 astronauts|
|Mini Moon Expedition||Grades 4 – 8
Ages 9 – 13
|Participants act only as astronauts. Moon landing.||1 hour||$160||Maximum of 22 astronauts|
|Full Expedition||Grades 4 -8
|Participants act as astronauts and mission control specialists, landing on the moon and on Mars.||2 hours||$280||Maximum of 44 astronauts|
|Advanced Mini Expedition||7 – 12||Harder tasks. Participants act only as astronauts. Mars landing.||1 hour||$160||12 – 20 students|
|Advanced Full Expedition||8 – 12||Harder tasks. Participants act as both astronauts and mission controllers. Landings on Moon and Mars.||2 hours||$280||24 – 40 students|
|Corporate Team Building Mini Mars Expedition||Adults Only||Harder tasks. Adult participants act only as astronauts. Mars landing||1.5 hours||$300||Maximum of 22 astronauts|
|Corporate Team Building Full Expedition||Adults Only||Harder tasks. Participants act as both astronauts and expedition specialists. Landings on Moon and Mars.||2.5 hours||$500||Maximum of 44 astronauts|