The Columbia Memorial Space Center is proud to offer a wide variety of educational programs for field trips, scout programs and other organized group events. And since early 2012, we now offer great packages for birthday parties and private events.
All education programs must be booked in advance to ensure availability. To inquire, please call (562) 231-1200.
Downey's Aerospace History
Many of the spacecraft that have made up the NASA program were built right across the street from us. Take a look through our Downey's Aerospace History pages and learn about it.
A National Memorial and Tribute
The Columbia Memorial Space Center was conceived and built as a national memorial to the seven crew members of STS-107, lost on the Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003. In the spirit of exploration, our tribute to those heroes is to use space exploration to educate young generations about science.
To learn more about the astronauts of STS-107, explore our Columbia Crew pages.
The Space Center is proud to offer a variety of fun and educational programs for children of all ages. Program content can include aerospace science, robotics, general field trips or even a specialized program to fit your needs.
Due to space restrictions, there is limited availability for groups.
Group Reservations are required.
To download a Crew Manifest for our Challenger Learning Center, click here.