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Our Space is Your Space

Few things inspire as much awe as the vastness of space. That sense of wonder radiates through Space Center Houston, making it a perfect venue. 

Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres inside a historic shuttle carrier aircraft; revel in a reception under the stars surrounded by moonrocks and flown spacecraft; host your professional event among some of the most inspiring innovations of our time at Space City’s most iconic venue.

The Event Space

Space Center Houston, a leading science and exploration learning center, offers immersive experiences featuring engaging space and science exhibits and activations.

Boost excitement with engaging experiences at Space Center Houston, where a galaxy of wonder awaits in our space and science exploration learning center. Our 250,000+ square feet of indoor and outdoor space feature hands-on space and science exhibits, artifacts and exhibitions. Make daytime and evening events stellar with custom-created agendas that include rental of the entire center, individual galleries, theaters or conference rooms. Guests will savor restaurant quality dishes from what is widely regarded as one of the best catering companies in Houston while surrounded by a galaxy of rich history celebrating the ingenuity and innovation of mankind.

The Space Center Houston can accommodate a wide variety of event types – corporate, non-profit and social events are all welcome. Our venues operations team will work with you to design a one-of-a-kind experience that will appeal to any audience and size, from intimate meetings to parties of over 5,000. Explore our venue options.

The Menu Curation

Space Center Houston has partnered with Wolfgang Puck Catering as the exclusive caterer for all events and celebrations. The experienced team is known for personalized attention, engaging food science activities, and exceptionally executed events. We rely on careful preparation, artful presentation and our legendary restaurant-style hospitality to create engaging event experiences with no stress to you.

Chef Wolfgang Puck has revolutionized the dining and events landscape with a singular focus: to exceed expectations whenever our guests gather for a meal.

Wolfgang Puck Catering is dedicated to bringing our passion for culinary innovation, uncompromising quality and genuine hospitality with our clients and guests.


Event Venues

Independence Plaza

An international landmark experience with interactive exhibits detailing the inspiring evolution of reusable spacecraft from the space shuttle and historic shuttle carrier aircraft NASA 905 to the twice-flown SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, one of only two on display. 

Indoor Exhibit Areas

Choose from the Starship Gallery, Astronaut Gallery, International Space Station Gallery, or the Main Plaza, for a unique indoor event setting filled with displays of Moon rocks, space apparel, and artifacts highlighting our achievements in space.

Theater Rentals

The Space Center Theater, Mission Briefing Center, and Destiny Theater all provide technologically advanced environments optimal for large-scale professional presentations, speaking engagements, and lectures for up to 500 guests.

Conference Room Rentals

The Club, Silver Moon, or Boardroom offer relaxed private quarters for more intimate personal or professional events for 34-120 guests.

Rocket Park

Get an up close look at the rocket used during the Apollo Program to send Americans to the Moon when hosting an event at Rocket Park. Saturn V rocket is the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever flown. Providing a stunning backdrop for any event, guests will also be privy to tours of the colossal rocket.

The Food Lab

The Food Lab provides an inviting, flexible space for celebrations and receptions. This turn-key space has an adjacent patio for outdoor event options.

Special Events Building

Overlooking our landmark exhibit, Independence Plaza, the Special Events Building offers 5,000 square feet of modern space. The building is equipped with private restrooms, a catering kitchen and audiovisual equipment.

Rental Packages

Can’t decide which venue to book? Multi-venue packages are available that combine various spaces and exhibit areas or the entire center to create a custom experience that will keep guests engaged with one-of-a-kind sights.

Parking Lot

Parking at Space Center Houston is $10. Parking can also be paid at the ticket booths. Members get free parking. There is ample parking for buses and oversized vehicles. Guests with electric vehicles may use our electric car charging station after purchasing parking.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are conveniently located 30 minutes from downtown Houston, 20 minutes south of Hobby Airport, right off of I-45.

We offer personalized planning and catering for every occasion. Whether it’s for friends and family or a corporate event, we host experiences ranging from engagement parties, weddings/receptions, baby showers, family reunions, and graduation bashes to holiday soirees, private company dinners, nonprofit receptions, and business meetings or conferences.

We have multiple rooms offering a variety of unique event spaces for intimate or large-scale occasions throughout our historic 250,000 square foot complex that can accommodate as few as 10 people and up to 5,400 guests.

Space Center Houston has partnered with Wolfgang Puck Catering as their exclusive on-site caterer for all events and celebrations. The esteemed team of experienced professionals is well known for personalized attention and expertly executed events thanks to their commitment to careful preparation, exceptional service, artful presentation, and legendary restaurant-style hospitality that makes for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Yes, of course! Wolfgang Puck Catering is happy to provide recommendations on dishes to suit the needs of all guests in attendance, offering a diverse range of allergy friendly menu items.

We can accommodate a wide spectrum of budgets based on your event needs. Contact us today at 713-597-3992 to speak with one of our private event planners to discuss the details of your event and to determine which space would be the best fit.

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Moon 2 Mars Festival is back!

Tickets on sale now | March 13 - 16

The All-American Rejects are throwing Space Center Houston’s Moon 2 Mars Festival into hyperdrive. Amp up your Space City Spring Break with us!

Access to this all-ages festival is included in general admission.


Join us in shaping the future of Space City by supporting STEM education for the next generation of space explorers!

Space Center Houston is working to foster a new generation of scientists, engineers, and innovators. In a city renowned for its pioneering spirit and innovation, inspiring our youth to reach for the stars is crucial. Your donation today will allow us to provide engaging programs and invaluable opportunities for more under-resourced students to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Make a gift now and make a lasting impact on our community’s future!