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Scobee Education Center

 The Scobee Planetarium is currently closed for renovations to install a new state-of-the-art projection system. We are scheduled to reopen in mid-January 2016.  Look for information on this web site and the Scobee Education Center Facebook page for updates.  The Challenger Learning Center in our center is not affected by this change and continues to run simulated space missions for area school and community groups.


Challenger Learning Center missions are only available through pre-registrations by school and civic groups.  Special public CLC missions are flown on a per person ticket basis and announced via Facebook and on this web site.


'Twas the Night Before Blastoff Holiday Mission 

’Twas the night before Blast Off, the launchpad was cool 
Not a creature was stirring, across the whole school. 
The space vests were hung on the back of their chairs, 
In hopes that amazing crews would soon be theirs. 
The commander and flight director had practiced all week, 
Now the time had arrived, not one for the meek. 
Mom was at SAT Team, as my COMLINK was sent, 
The kids right beside us, readied for the event. 
An adventure awaits us at the Scobee Ed. Center, 
Proceed through this web site, so you too may enter.

• ’Twas the Night Before Blastoff! Holiday Mission will offer an evening of family fun in the Scobee Education Center’s Challenger Learning Center simulators as we blastoff to the international space station and monitor the orbital locations of flying reindeer.  
• This mission will include a pizza dinner and soft drinks served prior to launch at 6:00pm.  
• The doors will close at 6:30 and all crews will return to Earth by 8:30pm. 
• Free parking is available in the SAC Lot 21 off of W. Park Ave and San Pedro Ave. 

Friday, December 11th. 

Adults - $15
Children 10 years of age or older - $10

     *Readability of materials is a middle school level.

Crew members should report to the Scobee Education Center Briefing room by 5:45pm to check in. 

Questions may be sent to 

The Alamo Colleges Marketplace is now hosting the online ticket sales for the 'Twas the Night Before Blast Off!  holiday mission.  

You may purchase tickets at this site: 



Lunar Rock

The Scobee Education Center is located on the campus of San Antonio College with a new postal address at 1819 N. Main Ave.
Our building is approximately 1 block east of the intersection of San Pedro Ave. and West Park Street.  
Our phone number is 210-486-0100.  Look for the "silver" observatory dome atop the blue Charlie Cheever Jr. Star Tower.
Link to Google map of Scobee Education Center


If your club or organization would like to fly a simulated mission to the International Space Station, Contact Commander Becerra at for details and availability during the after school hours.

Corporate team building programs are available.  Speak with Commander Becerra about this unique opportunity to promote team dynamics and communication skills within your office. 



Z2 Spacesuit Photo exhibit

During our Grand Opening last fall, Dr. Vela, president of San Antonio College, received numerous glowing comments from Scobee patrons about the Mark III spacesuit we borrowed from the Johnson Space Center in Houston.  After it was returned, Dr. Vela authorized the fabrication of a new photo spacesuit exhibit to take its place.  This new exhibit makes its debut the evening Aug. 28th for the Scobee Planetarium patrons attending the evening's programs. 

The Z2 is a unique design that combines many of the better features of the award winning Z1 suit and modifications that will complement use with exploration vehicles on distant worlds. The early design is planned for testing aboard the International Space Station in 2017.

The space suit worn by "Buzz Lightyear" resembles this design, so we are sure you will find it to be futuristic in appearance and a fun photo spot in our center.   


For more information, visit our Facebook Page


 aerial scobee     

Contact Information

For more information or to make a field trip reservation, contact:
Gina Gutierrez, Secretary/Reservations
Phone: 210-486-0103

For information about corporate events and facility rental, contact:

Robin Collett
Phone:  201-486-0956

Rick Varner, Center Director
Phone:  210-486-0402

For more information about the Scobee Planetarium, contact:

Bob Kelley, Planetarium Coordinator
Phone: 210-486-0101

Jennifer Becerra,
Lead Flight Director/Academic Program Coordinator
Phone:  210-486-0955

1819 N. Main Ave.
San Antonio, Tx 78212

Approximately 1 block east of the intersection of San Pedro Ave. and West Park Street.