Plan Your Visit

If you are coming for a Challenger Space Mission...

  • About a week before your visit…
      Facilitate the Pre-Mission Lesson with your students to introduce them to their jobs as astronauts and get them excited about their visit. A link with lesson materials will be emailed to you when your trip is confirmed.
  • A few days before your visit…
      • Complete the Crew Manifest and nametags based on students’ job applications. (Please write students’ names in black marker.)
      • Make sure you have satisfied the 1:10 chaperone to student ratio.
      • Make sure you have travel directions printed out. Our location is a little tricky so be sure the bus driver has clear directions.
  • On the day of your visit…
      • Bring your crew manifest.
      • Bring an attendance list for each class.
      • Make sure students are wearing their nametags and know their job assignments.
      • If you plan to eat here, have students bring their lunches. (We will store them for you.) Please note: Students will not be able to purchase food at the Center.
      • Call when you are on your way (or before boarding the subway).
      • Bring any Pre-Mission Lesson materials that were loaned to you.
      • Bring payment if it was not previously submitted (school check or FAMIS). We do not accept cash or credit cards.

For all other programs...

  • A few days before your visit…
      • Make sure you have satisfied the 1:10 chaperone to student ratio.
      • Make sure you have travel directions printed out. Our location is a little tricky so be sure the bus driver has clear directions.
  • On the day of your visit…
      • Bring an attendance list for each class.
      • If you plan to eat here, have students bring their lunches. (We will store them for you.) Please note: Students will not be able to purchase food at the Center.
      • Call when you are on your way (or before boarding the subway).
      • Bring payment if it was not previously submitted (school check or FAMIS). We do not accept cash or credit cards.

Pricing for Class Trips

NYCDOE Schools: 

$100.00 per class for half-day morning or full-day programs
$50.00 per class for half-day afternoon program
$50.00 per class for 12:1 or 12:1:1 programs 



Payment can be made through FAMIS internal services vendor # NCSE0001 or by school check. We do not accept cash or personal checks.

Private and Parochial Schools - $450.00 per class
Payment can be made by check.

Register

Click here to access the NYCCSSE online class trip registration portal.

Frequently Asked Questions