High School Programs

Below is a current list of our outreach programs suitable for High School-age students based on TEKS, ELPS, and NGSS. For a list of the standards for each program, click the button below!

Additional information about our Virtual Programs

  • Approximately 30-45 minutes, live and interactive programs
  • Streamed to your device(s) using the Zoom platform
  • Uses the same planetarium software used in our dome (Planetarium Programs Only)
  • Optional: Pre-recorded shows created just for your class for those unable to use Zoom

Financial Aid for Programs

To inquire about funds to help offset the cost of your field trip, outreach, or virtual program, email our Education Department after filling out a request form.

Classroom/Auditorium Programs

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The Fight to Flight (5th-12th)
In this exciting auditorium program, students will compete in challenges demonstrating four firsts in aerospace history: the Wright Brothers, Sputnik I, Vostok I, and Apollo 11, while also learning about diverse achievements.
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Emergency Mars Mission (7th-12th)
Students form NASA mission control teams to plan a colonizing operation to Mars. Tasks include selecting launch dates, rocket type, and diverse crew members. Their mission is then tested against rigorous scenarios to determine the rate of success and survival.
Figures of Flight
Living History (All Grades)
History comes to life through interactive auditorium programs in which diverse aviation characters tell their stories. Current personalities include: Amelia Earhart and Rosie the Riveter.

SPOC Planetarium Programs

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Trip Through the Solar System (5th-12th)
Students are guided on an adventure through our solar system visiting each planet to compare their physical properties, location, movements, and natural satellites. Learning our solar system's characteristics helps students understand how humans explored beyond Earth.
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Journey Through Space (All Grades)
Reinvigorate your classroom with a program that's fun and suitable for everyone! This program comes with different selections to satisfy multiple age ranges. Current programs include: Star Stories, Moon to Mars, Our Pale Blue Dot, and Beyond the Sun. For full descriptions please visit our SPOC Planetarium page.
STEM Night (All Grades)
This evening program is the perfect addition to your school’s STEM night! Our portable planetarium can also be paired with an additional STEM activity(s) that will leave your students and their families in awe of our world. *Not available onsite or virtual