Pathfinder

(Grades: 4 – 8)

Pathfinder® provides an exciting introduction to Space Camp®, Aviation Challenge® Camp or Space Camp Robotics in three-day, two-night programs for groups.

Space Program Activities:
Build a model rocket, train like an astronaut and work in mission control or launch as part of the flight crew on a simulated space mission!

  • Simulated Space Mission
  • Five Degrees of Freedom Chair
  • Multi-Axis Trainer
  • Public Museum Simulators
  • Gift Shop
  • IMAX® or National Geographic Movie
  • On-site meals

Aviation Program Activities:
Learn land survival techniques, fly air-to-air simulated missions and compete in a Top Gun competition!

  • Centrifuge
  • Flight Physiology
  • Flight Simulators
  • Introduction to Land Survival
  • Introduction to Principles of Flight
  • Gift Shop
  • IMAX® or National Geographic Movie
  • On-site meals

Robotics Program Activities:
Learn how to design, engineer and program aerial, land and underwater robots to compete in a timed robotics challenge!

  • Learn to program with LEGO® MINDSTORM® EV3 software
  • Design, build and modify robots
  • Operate aerial and underwater remotely operated vehicles
  • Compete in a specially designed challenge
  • Gift Shop
  • IMAX® or National Geographic Movie
  • On-site meals


Check-In: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Graduation: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Program activities are led by Camp staff. Adult chaperones participate in the program. As with any school field trip function, chaperones are responsible for student behavior and medications. Our clinic is staffed by nurses, and security is on watch 24-hours each day to assist guests.
Groups have the option to attend:
Fall/Winter/Spring--Monday to Wednesday, Wednesday to Friday, or Friday to Sunday sessions
Summer—Friday to Sunday sessions

Request availability

Packing List
  • Padlock for your locker
  • Toiletries: soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush
  • Sleeping bag or twin size sheets, blanket and pillowcase (pillow provided)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Appropriate clothing for changing weather conditions
  • Close-toe shoes (required for some simulators)
  • Calling card/Cell phone*
    • Cell phone usage by trainees is not permitted during program activities
  • 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.

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

The following dates are not available for registration:
  • September 24 - 29, 2017


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