What You Should Know Before You Go

 

  • Location:  The Scobee Education Center is located within the San Antonio College campus.  The mailing address 1819 N. Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212 takes you to the college campus parking lot 16 in front of the Moody Learning Center.  

    This Google map is located at:  https://tinyurl.com/y7w7znqz

      - From these parking lots, take the sidewalks on the left of the tall, white Moody Learning Center building. 

      - Passing the MLC, walk to the right around the Chemistry and Geology building and continue veer left between the Chemistry & Geology building and Loftin Student Center.   

      -  Take your first left just past the Chemistry & Geology building and continue until you see the large blue Cheever Star Tower at the corner of  the Scobee Education Center.    

  • The center programs are only available Monday through Thursday to school and community groups through a reservation process.  Public planetarium programs are available on Friday evenings when parking is readily available.  The doors open at 6:00pm on Friday evening for the general public.
  • Parking:  Free parking is available in Lot 16 in any spaces not reserved for faculty or staff.  Lot 19 & 23 and the parking garage off N. Main Ave are also free options. Beginning January 2019 construction will temporarily close parking on the southwestern portion of the campus. Visitors will be redirected to the main garage and lot east campus lot areas.
  • Planetarium Tickets:  Tickets are only available through the Lackey & Casper Ticket Booth 30 minutes prior to the start of a program.  Currently, we can only accept major credit cards, cash or checks. Reservations to the Friday evening presentations are only available to groups who have rented the Briefing Room or Mays North Lobby for birthday parties or other celebrations that include the planetarium.  Special group presentations and rates may be reserved during the week by contacting our Center at (210) 486-0100 or via email at sac-ScobeeCtr@alamo.edu.
  • Food and Drinks:  The Scobee Education Center does not have a cafeteria or dining area.  Typically, school groups eat their lunches outside on picnic tables and benches provided on the front terrace.  During inclement weather groups are permitted to eat in areas restricted to benches and open floor areas on the first floor. For Friday night shows, no gum, food or drinks are permitted in the planetarium. You will be asked to place these items in the trash bin or leave them outside during the show.
  • Challenger Learning Center:  Simulated missions are not "walk in" experiences and require more planning in advance of the mission.  Public missions are typically scheduled in February (Valentine's Day) and April (Spring). Dates and ticket sales are announced and sold in advance of the mission date.  Please check our News/Events, subscribe to our Newsletter, or Like us Facebook to stay updated on the details for these special days. School, club, community groups and corporate missions are planned with the Lead Flight Director, Jennifer Becerra who may be reached at (210) 486-0955 or via email at jbecerra6@alamo.edu.
  • Center Tours:  The center is not staffed for regular tours of the facility.  Tours may be made to the public during special events, such as Educator Open House, Center Anniversary Events, San Antonio College Community Events.  Private group tours are associated with facility rentals and are subject to staff availability. To inquire about private events and facility rentals, please visit our Contact Us page.

 

 

Directions from the North:

 

Via I-10 East: To exit 567 toward TX 345 Loop/Fredericksburg Rd/Woodlawn Ave.  Follow the frontage Rd and turn left onto W. Woodlawn Ave.  Turn right on N. Main Ave.

Via 281 South:  To Mulberry Ave/St. Mary's St. Exit Follow Stadium Rd to the light at E. Mulberry Ave and turn right, past Trinity University.  Turn Left on McCollough Ave and turn right on Ashby Place. At the light on N. Main Ave. make a left turn.

On N. Main Ave south of Ashby Place much of the San Antonio College campus will be on your right.  W. Locust St. will appear quickly on your right after the new Victory Center and Eco Centro buildings.  Turn right here and you will enter the SAC campus in front of parking lot 16 and the tall Moody Learning Center building.

 

The Scobee Education Center is located west of the Moody and Chance buildings in the center of campus across from the Candler PE & Gym building.  Look for the distinctive blue Cheever Star Tower at the corner of our terrace and front doors.

 

 

 

 

 

Directions from the South:

 

I-37 N: Use the left lane and take exit 142B to merge onto I-35S toward Laredo.  Stay to the right at the fork, stay on I-35S and follow the signs for 35/10/87/Houston/El Paso.  Take 157B to E. Elmira St. continue to turn right on N. Main Ave. 

 

I-10 W/I-35 N.

2nd from the left lane to keep left at the fork, stay on I-35 N and follow signs for Austin. Take exit 157A toward San Pedro Ave/Main Ave/Lexington  Ave Merge onto W. Quincey St.  and turn left onto N. Main Ave.

 

Once you are heading north on N Main Ave continue to W. Locust St immediately in front of Victory Center and Eco Centro buildings. W. Locust St. will bring you into the San Antonio College campus at parking lot 16 and the tall Moody Learning Center building.

 

The Scobee Education Center is located west of the Moody and Chance buildings in the center of campus across from the Candler PE & Gym building.  Look for the distinctive blue Cheever Star Tower at the corner of our terrace and front doors.

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Open for Planetarium Programs & Challenger Learning Center missions by reservation only on Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5p.m.


Open Friday evenings for public Planetarium programs.


Please check the schedule.

 

 




Location: San Antonio College
1819 N. Main Ave.
San Antonio, Texas 78212

Phone:
210-486-0100
sac-ScobeeCtr@alamo.edu