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Scobee Education Center


The Scobee Education Center Planetarium Programming for April 2015.

The Scobee Education Center is located on the campus of San Antonio College at 1300 San Pedro 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.

The Scobee Education Center Planetarium will be open for public programming during April on the following Fridays, 4/10. 4/17 & 4/24.  The planetarium is not open to the public Mon - Thurs or on weekends, except for special events.  The Scobee Education Center and Alamo Colleges are closed on Friday, April 3rd.   The first program of the evening will now begin at 6:30 to better accommodate families traveling to San Antonio College at the end of the work or school day.

 6:30 PM "SECRET OF THE CARDBOARD ROCKET" – Our children’s show, join a brother and sister as they take a magic rocket ride to all of the planets of the solar system.. Children must be 4 and above to attend. Tickets go on sale at 5:30pm.  The 6:00pm program will move to a new start time of 6:30pm April 10th. Tickets will go on sale at 6:00pm.

7:30 PM - “THE SKY TONIGHT” - This program takes the audience on a “live” celestial tour of the wonders of the San Antonio sky. The show highlights the Moon, the evening and morning planets, plus we’ll identify several of the brightest stars and constellations visible in the current night sky. The Sky Tonight is a "live" lecture and is back by popular request. Children must be 6 and above to attend. Tickets go on sale at 7:00pm.  

 9:00 PM – “EXTREME PLANETS”  Embark on an expedition to newly-found exotic landscapes and discusses how these extra-solar planets were discovered and if they could be home to life forms.  Children 6 and above may attend.  Tickets go on sale at 8:30pm.  After the 9:00pm program, when staffing and the weather permits, it is our intent to make the Scobee Observatory available at no additional fee for viewing planets and the brightest objects in our area skies.  Area astronomers who wish to volunteer in support of these programs should contact Bob Kelley to make arrangements.   email:  bkelley at 

When the planetarium programs are presented  Ticket Prices - Cash or Check Only.  Ticket sales begin 30 minutes prior to show time at the Ticket Office.  No Credit Cards are accepted at this time.  Capacity is exactly 100 seats.  Come early, as programs sell out to capacity audiences regularly.  Shows start promptly and late admission is not permitted.  Tickets and seating are "first come-first served."  No reservations taken, unless you book a birthday party with our center that includes a planetarium presentation

 Children age 4 through 17 - $4.00 per show  

Adults age 18 and above - $5.00 per show
Seniors 65 and above - $4.00 per show
Military with ID - $4.00 per show
Students, faculty, & staff of Alamo Colleges $2.00 per show with current ID card.

Fiesta de la Tierra 

The Scobee Education Center will be celebrating FIESTA with a mission to Observe the Earth and it’s beauty from space.  Come experience the Magic of Fiesta from Space.  Wednesday April 15th.

  • The Fiesta Mission will launch with Mexican botanas served in the “fiesta” Briefing Room at 6:30pm.     The fiesta will begin promptly and Mission doors will close at 7:00pm.  Only non-alcoholic drinks will be served. 
  • No participants will be admitted late to the Challenger Learning Center labs once the Fiesta mission has launched. No refunds will be provided after the mission doors have closed. 
  • After all crews have had a successful landing, each crew member will be awarded the firstannualScobee Education Center Fiesta Medal for Fiesta 2015.  In keeping with the Fiesta Flambeau Parade theme of “Then and Now” this medal is THE first for our center and reflects another historic first in space flight.  The 15th is an open date on the Fiesta calendar of events, so it is a perfect time to Fiesta at Scobee.
  • The entire Fiesta Mission experience should be completed before 9:00pm.   
  • Only 32 crew members can join our festivities for this mission.  Spaces are limited.   
  • This mission is for adults and families.    Children must be in the 5th grade or higher and accompanied by a parent. 
  • Tickets are $35 per person.  Look to this web page and our FaceBook page for the Alamo College Marketplace url where you may purchase tickets online. 
  • Tickets are to be purchased through the Alamo Colleges Marketplace online store located at:


 Home School Earth Odyssey Mission


The Scobee Education Center will be flying two Earth Odyssey missions for Home School Instruction students and their teachers on Friday, May 29th.

  • Mission 1 will launch at 9:00am and be completed by 11:00am.
  • Mission 2 launching promptly at 12:00pm and landing at 2:00pm.
  • Mission 1 Crew members should arrive by 8:30am and Mission 2 crew members should arrive prior 11:00am.
  • Immediately following the Mission 1 debriefing, both mission crews will attend a Sky Tonight Scobee Planetarium program.  The start time for the planetarium program is 11:10.  Mission 2 will begin following this presentation. 
  • Home school students must be in equivalent grades 5-9 and accompanied by a parent/home school instructor.
  • Only 32 home school students and their teachers/parents can join our crew and launch team for each mission.  Spaces are limited. 
  • Parent/teachers and their students must fly the same missions and must be assign to the same crew in mission control or the space station.
  • A single home school parent/teacher may chaperone up to three students, space permitting in each mission.
  • Tickets are $30 per student and $20 per adult
Tickets may be purchased at the Alamo Colleges Marketplace online store at the following web address:





Scobee in the News

 Fox 29 has produced a nice segment on the Scobee Education Center for their Focus on South Texas program.  You may view the digital version of this program at the following web site or by visiting the Fox 29 web site and locating the Focus on South Texas pages.



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Contact Information

General Information:  210-486-0100

Gina Gutierrez, Secretary/Reservations
Phone: 210-486-0103


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

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

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


1300 San Pedro Ave. 
San Antonio, Tx 78212