News Release

Space Center Houston’s Home School Day Inspires Families

HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2015 – Immerse your family in exciting hands-on science during Space Center Houston’s Home School Day 2015: Families of the Future slated 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8. Get half off regular admission through Sept. 18.

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“This year we’re taking families on an exciting journey at Home School Day: Families of the Future,” said Daniel Newmyer, director of education for the nonprofit. “Together, home-school families will have fun with science in hands-on workshops about food nutrition, spacesuit design and robotics, or go on a thrilling scavenger hunt inside the museum.”

This special day offers families of home-schooled children multiple immersive activities to engage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Children will have fun racing rovers; designing a smartphone application; building a Martian habitat using 3D printing; and learning about deep space exploration.

The nonprofit’s home school day will feature interactive workshops including presentations by astronaut Jerry Ross and author Paige Hudson, who will give tips and tools for inspiring students with science. Parents will learn new teaching techniques and have access to the Educator Resource Center to enhance studies throughout the year. Families also will have an hour to explore the center’s collections of space artifacts, watch live presentations and board the NASA Tram Tour.

Space Center Houston’s Home School Day is open to all age groups. For a limited time, Home School Day tickets are half the cost of a regular admission ticket. Tickets are $11.95 through Sept. 18; $13.95 Sept. 19-Oct. 7; and $23.95 the day of event. For tickets and event information, visit spacecenter.org/education-programs/home-school-day/ or call (281) 283-4755.

For a little more than the price of regular admission, you can become a part of our education foundation.

Purchase a Space Center Houston membership and return free as often as you like during the year with free parking, special events and much more. Members help Space Center Houston preserve important artifacts of America’s space program and provide educational programs to disadvantaged youth.

For more information on Space Center Houston, visit spacecenter.org. Connect with Space Center Houston on social media and use #OurJourney.

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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit space museum with an extensive science education program. The cornerstone of its science education mission is Space Center Houston, which USA Today called “The Big Draw” in the greater Houston area with more than 800,000 visitors annually and a $45 million economic impact on the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is Houston’s first and only Smithsonian Affiliate and the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center.  The center draws more than 100,000 teachers and students annually from around the world. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.

SOURCE: Manned Space Flight Education Foundation

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