The Expedition Center

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Mission Scenario
In the year 2076, the United States is ready to take the next big leap in space exploration. After successfully operating a base on the Moon, called New Tranquility Base, the time has come to send a group of scientists to the planet Mars. The expedition has been named Operation: LEAPFROG – Lunar Exchange And Preparation For Research On-Going, and has two phases. During Phase One, the New Tranquility Base lunar colonists must act as Mission Control to bring their replacements from Earth orbit to the Moon for a crew exchange. After landing, Phase Two begins with new mission controllers and new astronauts ready to begin the journey to Mars. The expedition is completed with a successful landing on Chryse Planitia, the Golden Plains of Mars. Along the way, astronauts must complete experiments and make certain the ship is functioning properly. Mission controllers must track information, do research, and ensure the safety of the crew. The success of the expedition relies on responsibility, teamwork, communications, and good decision-making.

How Will the Expedition Center Help Your Company?
The Expedition Center is a model of your company: Mission Control is the home office, handling information and tracking the progress of the astronauts. On board the space ship, the astronauts are their off-site counterparts who do the hands-on experimental and engineering work. Neither group can get their job done without the other. In the expedition there are teams with different duties, information to be shared, people that must rely on each other, and a common goal of success – just like in the workplace.

  • Does your business count on teamwork, timely project completion and smoothly flowing communication?
    So does a successful mission into outer space! At the Expedition Center, participants must use their workplace skills such as teamwork, communication, prioritizing and problem-solving to achieve their goal of a successful mission.
  • Have you ever had to wait on information from a coworker?
    On the SS Legacy, a science officer must finish his experiments, but nothing can get done until his mission controller passes on the proper information.
  • Has anything ever gone wrong at work, forcing employees to go into “damage control” and make quick decisions to recover?
    On your Mars Transport spacecraft, plenty of emergency situations can occur, from human errors to natural phenomena, and it’s up to Mission Control to guide the crew through any needed repairs.
  • Have you ever been in a situation where there seems to be no right answer?
    Your astronauts may encounter a dilemma where the fate of the world rests in one team’s hands.

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Schedule a Mission for Your Team
Expedition Center Team Building expeditions can be scheduled in the morning, afternoon, or evening. There are different versions of the activity to fit your group size and needs. The Museum of Natural Science has space available for meetings or meals and options of caterers to serve you.

After you have booked your team-building activity, use Corporate Expedition Prep Packet to prepare for your Mission.

Expedition Center Corporate Teambuilding Missions

  • Mission to the Moon and Mars
    Team roles: astronauts & mission controllers
    Group size: 14 – 40
    Time needed: 2 – 2.5 hours
    Price: $500
  • Mission to Mars
    Team roles: astronauts
    Group size: 12 – 23
    Time needed: 1 – 1.5 hours
    Price: $300
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
(979) 553-3400 / (281) 242-3055

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