Field Trips

Journey to the Space Center on your next field trip!

The Columbia Memorial Space Center is a hidden gem for teachers and students alike!

rocket launcher field trip


Our Space Center is proud to be able to accommodate groups of all ages and learning styles.  We offer personalized guided tours for students from pre-school to college levels, while also providing for seniors, community groups, and groups with disabilities.

Our Space Center Crew are professionally trained in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) topics and are skilled at presenting complex concepts in an accessible manner.  We offer presentations and hands-on activities based on the content of our exhibits, and can also create customized material to match your class curriculum.

Guided tours are approximately two hours in length, and include quality exploration time on two exhibits floors and in our LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Lab.

Groups can also register for our Challenger Learning Center  field trips, which include a simulated space mission to the field trip for an extra cost (grades 5 and up).


Reservations are required in advance.  Our educational rate for pre-registered groups of 15 or more people is $3.00 per person (for both children and adults). One free adult admission is given for every 10 children. Groups may enjoy lunch in our picnic area for no additional charge (groups must bring their own lunch).


How to Schedule Your Field Trip:

  1. Download our Group Visit Reservation form HERE.
  2. Return the completed* form to us via mail, email, fax, or in-person.
  3. Look for an email confirmation from our Reservations Specialist with details about your approved visit date and time. Please allow 3-4 business days for processing.
  4. Confirm your final headcount 7 days before your visit in order to avoid additional fees.

*$25 deposit is required before we can process your request.IMG_0215

(562) 231 – 1206 (fax)