At the Museum, STEM is everywhere!
From early flight to modern space exploration, the Museum offers a unique learning environment for students of all ages. Our educational programs are designed to apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics principles to the area of aviation and space flight. All programs are TEKS aligned.
|Group Rates (requires 10 or more tickets purchased)|
|Chaperones||1 free adult for every 10 students|
|Additional Program Pricing (requires 15 or more students)|
|SPOC Planetarium Programs||+$5/student|
|Classroom + SPOC Programs||+$7/student|
|Classroom (maximum of 40 students/program)|
|Additional programs||+$80/program (up to 6 total)|
|Auditorium (maximum of 200 students/program)|
|Additional programs||+$200/program (up to 6 total)|
|SPOC Planetarium (maximum of 40 students/program)|
|1/2 day (2-3 programs)||$500|
|Full day (4-6 programs)||$800|
|Stations with SPOC||$620|
All Outreach Programming is subject to travel fees. All pricing is subject to change.
FOR SPOC PLANETARIUM PROGRAMS
To inquire about funds to help offset the cost of your SPOC field trip or program, email our education department after filling out a field trip or outreach program request. For more information on SPOC, click here.
Enhance your experience with one of our award-winning educational programs!
SPOC PLANETARIUM PROGRAMS
My Moon, My Sky (PK-2nd)
Students learn about the stars (including our Sun), Earth, and Moon by comparing size, color, and position. Then, completing a lunar month, students identify the Moon’s phases and composition to better understand its relationship with the Earth.
Sun, Earth, Moon System (2nd-5th)
Daily and seasonal patterns and changes in our sky are explained as students observe the Sun, Earth, and Moon system from different perspectives. Comparing the characteristics of each body helps students better understand the states of matter, effects of having an atmosphere, and the pull of gravity!
Trip Through The Solar System (5th-8th)
Students are guided on an adventure through our solar system visiting each planet to compare their physical and chemical properties, location, seasons, weather, and natural satellites. Visiting the non-planetary objects in our solar system teaches students that Pluto’s story is not uncommon.
Journey Through Space (All grades)
In this fully customizable program, teachers tell us what to show! This program can be adapted to fit the teaching objectives of chemistry, physics, mythology, history, and astronomy. Email correspondence will take place as soon as the program is booked so that our SPOC Educators are fully prepared to present your choice of material. The Universe is the limit!
STEM Nights (All grades)
SPOC teams up with eight interactive stations to explore matter in space and the effects of gravity! This program is perfect for family science nights.
Living History (C/A | All grades)
The colorful history of famous aviation personalities are brought to life through our presentations. Current personalities include: Amelia Earhart, Wiley Post, the Red Baron, and Benjamin Davis Jr.
Learning to Fly (C | PK – K)
Young learners are introduced to the various people and facilities that help support the day to day operations of an airport. The students will then pilot their own plastic airplanes and “fly” around the museum in a short tour visiting various age appropriate exhibits. Available for onsite only.
Weather, it Matters! (C | PK – 5th)
Energize your classroom with hands-on activities comparing the intense weather present on the diverse planets of our solar system with our weather patterns on Earth.
Aerodynamics w/ Paper Airplanes (C | 3rd – 6th)
Students are introduced to the physics of aerodynamics and learn about the four forces of flight through this hands-on and interactive program. They apply their newly gained knowledge by building and testing different paper air crafts.
Lunar Crash Course (C | 3rd – 6th)
Students work in teams to apply problem solving and critical thinking skills to survive a crash landing on the Moon. Students learn about the Earth-Moon system and compare the physical characteristics of the two celestial bodies.
The Fight to Flight (C/A | 5th – 8th)
In this exciting auditorium program, students will compete in aerospace challenges demonstrating three firsts in flight: the Wright brothers, Sputnik I, and Apollo 11.
Emergency Mars Mission (C | 7th – 12th)
Future astronauts are faced with a critical survival situation when they get stranded on Mars. Students will have to use teamwork and creativity to ensure their success.
C=Classroom (limited to 40 students at a time)
A=Auditorium (limited to 200 students at a time)