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FAQs

STARBASE One student at the all-girls' academy solders a circuit board.

How much does it cost to attend STARBASE?

There is no cost. STARBASE is federally funded, which subsidizes all classroom expenses. However, schools must provide and pay for transportation to and from the STARBASE facility.

What grade levels can attend?

The typical STARBASE student is in the fifth grade, with our curriculum carefully designed around this grade level.

How many students may attend in a classroom?

A classroom may not be less than 20 students and no more than 35. We can accommodate two classrooms per day.

How many days do students attend STARBASE?

During the school year, students visit for five days, typically spread over five consecutive weeks, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. During the summer academies, students attend over the course of one week, Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Does STARBASE do one-day tours?

While we value the interest, we have not designed our program to accommodate tours.

Does STARBASE have a cafeteria or a place to get food?

No. All participants, including teachers, chaperones, and students, must bring a non-perishable lunch and drink for each visit.

STARBASE One students in space shuttle nose simulator.
STARBASE One student at the all-girls' academy solders a circuit board.
STARBASE One student at the all-girls' academy solders a circuit board.

How much does it cost to attend STARBASE?

There is no cost. STARBASE is federally funded, which subsidizes all classroom expenses. However, schools must provide and pay for transportation to and from the STARBASE facility.

What grade levels can attend?

The typical STARBASE student is in the fifth grade, with our curriculum carefully designed around this grade level.

How many students may attend in a classroom?

A classroom may not be less than 20 students and no more than 35. We can accommodate two classrooms per day.

How many days do students attend STARBASE?

During the school year, students visit for five days, typically spread over five consecutive weeks, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. During the summer academies, students attend over the course of one week, Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Does STARBASE do one-day tours?

While we value the interest, we have not designed our program to accommodate tours.

Does STARBASE have a cafeteria or a place to get food?

No. All participants, including teachers, chaperones, and students, must bring a non-perishable lunch and drink for each visit.