What You Should Know Before You Go

 

  • Location:  The Scobee Education Center is located within the San Antonio College campus.  While the mailing address is 1819 N. Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212, the physical location is easier to access from San Pedro Avenue.  Turning east onto W. Park Ave. you will see the large blue Charlie Cheever Star Tower across parking lot 21. 359 W Park Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212, is a "pseudo-address" that may provide GPS directions to the 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 21 in any spaces not reserved for faculty or staff.  Lot 29 and the parking garage off N. Main Ave are also free options.
  • 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 (Fiesta). 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 San Pedro 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 San Pedro Ave.

Past the San Pedro Park on your right and much of the San Antonio College campus on your left, you will come to W. Park Ave.  Turn left at this light.

 

The Scobee Education Center is located on your left across parking lot 21.

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 San Pedro 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 stay left.  Turn left onto San Pedro Ave.

 

Once on San Pedro Ave, continue to he light at W. park Ave and turn right and you will see the Scobee Education Center across Parking Lot 21 on your left.

Copyright  San Antonio College 2015

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