School Visit Pricing and FAQ

We Discount The Price But Not The Experience!

Choose the Group ticket price that’s right for your group (Minimum 15 ticket order). Then call the Space Center Houston Group Reservations Hotline at 281-283-4755 for assistance when ordering your group tickets.
Download the order form.

Pricing and Reservations

Save up to 50% off the regular adult admission!
Prepay your group order at least one week in advance by calling the Space Center Houston Group Reservation Hotline with a credit card or purchase tickets by mail by simply downloading the Group Ticket Order Form listed below and following the mailing instructions. Don’t forget to include one (1) FREE ticket for each fifteen (15) tickets purchased. The Prepaid Group tickets may be used by an adult or child.
Prepaid Group Rate – only $10.95 per person.

Save up to 40% off the regular adult admission!
Just call the Space Center Houston Group Reservation Hotline and make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance of your group’s visit then pay for your tickets when you arrive. Don’t forget to include one (1) FREE ticket for each fifteen (15) tickets purchased in your reservation.
Reservation Group Rate – only $12.95 per person.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is prepayment required?
Prepayment is required at least one (1) week prior to your trip to receive the discounted rate of $10.95/ticket.

What forms of payments are accepted?
Space Center Houston accepts school checks (payable to “Space Center Houston”), money orders, credit cards or cash. No personal checks or purchase orders are accepted.

Do teachers and bus drivers need a ticket?
Yes, everyone needs a ticket to enter the building. You will receive one (1) free ticket for each fifteen (15) tickets that you purchase. You can use these tickets for your teachers and/or chaperones. Bus drivers may obtain a complimentary ticket at the Information Desk upon arrival.

Can I add additional students and chaperones once I have sent in my payment?
Yes! Additional participants may be added at any time. Please call 281-283-4755 to increase or decrease the ticket count. The additional tickets may be purchased on the day of your visit if there is not adequate time to mail the payment.

Can we purchase additional tickets on the day of our visit?
Yes, additional tickets can be purchased on the day of your visit but they must be paid for in one payment.

Will I have to pay for parking?
Parking fee is waived for school buses and charter buses.

What is included in my ticket?
The group ticket includes all center attractions, exhibits, and the NASA Tram Tour. Explore more than 250 attractions! There are two virtual reality rides that are not included. (additional $4 and $6 per ride per person)

How much time should be allotted for my visit?
The Tram Tour, which takes you over to NASA, takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. Time spent inside Space Center Houston depends if your group views any giant screen films, live shows and/or takes the tram tour. Usually 3-5 hours is sufficient. However, we invite you to stay as long as you like!

Can I get scheduled into a specific film time?
All attractions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. During peak attendance times, additional films and shows will be added for your convenience. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before any show that you wish to view.

Can I make reservations for a specific tram time?
We cannot reserve a tram time for any group. Trams are on a first-come, first-served basis. Trams usually depart every 20-60 minutes and last approximately 90 minutes. Please check the schedule on the day of your visit.

Will my group have a tour guide?
If you would like to schedule a guided tour of Starship Gallery there will be an additional charge of $3 per student with a $60/20 student minimum. To schedule a tour, please call 281-283-4755 or email

Can we eat “sack lunches” inside Space Center Houston?
Outside food is not allowed inside the center. We do have a covered picnic park area that can be used for eating your lunches. Lunches should be stored inside of your buses until it’s time to eat.

Is there a group lunch option?
Yes, add a delicious satisfying lunch option to your group admission ticket purchase. Two meal options are offered. The Value Meal option is $8.95 and comes with an option of hamburger, cheeseburger, turkey burger, hotdog, chicken fingers all with fries and a soda or two slices of pizza with a soda. The Super Meal option is $10.00 and good at any one station in our Zero G diner.  Just let the reservations staff know you want to add lunch vouchers to your ticket order.