The dog days of summer have come and gone. With school around the corner and extracurricular activities lumbering into gear, think about Space Center Houston’s Overnight Experiences.

We have campouts under the wings of our 747, camp-ins for scouts of all ages and so much more.

Scout Camp-Ins

Bring your Boy Scout of America or Girl Scout group to the center for an overnight experience. Space Center Houston engages Scouts in an interactive and hands-on learning environment. Scouts will have an enriched experience in our Camp-In that teaches young boys about the science, technology, engineering and mathematics involved with space exploration.

Each camp-in is tailored to the individual ages of the Scouts. The activities are badge-inspired, STEM-based and all about space! Immerse yourself in a setting where your imagination can take flight as you design, build, create, program and launch into a new world of opportunity and exploration.

From Brownies to Cub Scouts and all scouts in between, there’s an overnight experience for your group. Check our website for dates for your group.

Family Campout

Want to camp out under the stars AND the wing of a 747? Try our Family Campouts this fall. We have two dates this fall (Aug. 31 and Oct. 26) for you to navigate your own space exploration journey while engaging in science, technology and engineering related activities.

You and your entire family can choose from two unique overnight camping experiences.

Prefer to sleep in the great outdoors under the stars? Pack your tent and set up camp in Independence Plaza, right underneath a Boeing 747, the shuttle carrier aircraft NASA 905, and our high-fidelity shuttle replica Independence.

Prefer to cozy up indoors? All you need is a sleeping bag and a pillow to complete your campsite, surrounded by some of the rarest spaceflight artifacts on Earth.

Please note that all campers must be at least 5 years old.

Launch your family camping trip into orbit in our Family Campout program at Space Center Houston!