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 Chevron 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:
|Option Name||Grade||Length||Fee*||Number of Participants|
|Mini-Crew Expedition||12-24||1 hour||$185||12 – 24 students|
|Junior-Crew Expedition||12-24||1.5 hours||$160||12 – 20 students, plus 1 mandatory adult for every 2 students|
|Full-Crew Expedition||18-44||2 hours||$160||24-44 students|
Operation Leapfrog Missions:
|Option Name||Grade||Special Characteristics||Length||Fee*||Number of Participants|
|Junior Expedition||1 – 3||Participants act only as astronauts, one adult required per 2 children to help with reading. Moon landing.||1.5 hours||$185||12 – 20 students, minimum of 8 adults|
|Mini Mars Expedition||4 – 7||Participants act only as astronauts. Mars landing.||1 hour||$160||12 – 20 students|
|Advanced Mini Expedition||7 – 12||Harder tasks. Participants act only as astronauts. Mars landing.||1 hour||$160||12 – 20 students|
|Full Expedition||4 – 7||Participants act as both astronauts and mission controllers, Landings on Moon and Mars.||2 hours||$280||24 – 40 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|