HMNS at Hermann Park
The Museum will be closed Saturday, March 4.

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.

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.

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To Make Your Reservation:

  1. Choose a location
    Participants have the choice of participating in the Chevron Expedition Center mission at either HMNS Hermann Park or the George Observatory.
  2. Choose a mission option
    Expedition options vary based on age and group size. Use the information below to determine which option fits your group:

Regular Mission:

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


Operation Leapfrog

Scenario: It is the year 2076, and the United States is ready to take the next big leap in space…

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

A Chevron Expedition Center Program is more than just a one-day field trip. The expedition starts in your classroom and…


Expedition Center 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


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HMNS at Sugar Land

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


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George Observatory

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

Hours
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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