Adult Space Academy

Always wanted to be an astronaut but were too old for Space Camp? Adult Space Academy® is an adventurous, two-night weekend experience allowing trainees to assume roles in hands-on, interactive space missions and learn what it takes to be an astronaut.


  • Train like an astronaut on our Multi-Axis Trainer!
  • Construct and launch your own rocket!
  • Learn teambuilding exercises on our Low Elements Ropes Course.
  • Test your engineering skills in designing a protective heat shield!
  • Perform an extended-duration simulated mission!

"Lots of information and some interesting stories of the space race."

I attended Space Camp for Adults and found it surprisingly interesting. I expected a lot of silly kid-age stuff, but it was all appropriate for adults of any age. Our adult group was about a dozen of various ages and backgrounds (a graphic artist, a couple of doctors, an engineer, a loan officer) and we all loved the experience. I highly recommend it. The museum and Saturn V hall are staffed with knowledgeable guides who can tell you some captivating stories from astronauts and the engineers who built the Apollo program.

~Review by Tom W. on TripAdvisor

Sessions for Adult Space Academy are limited, so reserve early. Meals and lodging are included. Lodging is on-site in our Habitat facilities and meals are provided in the Space Camp Crew Galley.

Linens are provided in the Habitat for this program

Arrival Window: Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (CST)
Program Orientation: Friday, 1:30 p.m. (CST)
Graduation Ceremony: Sunday, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (CST)
Duration: 3 Days, 2 nights

Packing List
  • Padlock for your locker
  • Toiletries: soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush
  • Hair brush/comb
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Sleepwear
  • Appropriate clothing for changing weather conditions
  • During the months of November - February, please bring a jacket, sweatshirt or coat, gloves and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Close-toe shoes (required for some simulators)
  • Flip flops or shower shoes
  • Change or $1 bills for vending machines
  • Cameras and Video Cameras are encouraged

Nuts and nut-containing items are NOT allowed in any Space Camp trainee areas of the Space Camp Crew Galley (dining area). Any nut products brought in will be confiscated and disposed of immediately and without reimbursement.
Space Camp and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

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