Member Events

We’re bringing you new benefits and more exclusive experiences!

Space Center Houston strives to bring our members and space closer than ever with each visit. To continue this tradition, we are updating our pricing to bring you the best experiences. This update allows us to provide our members with out-of-this-world adventures, exciting events and more!  

Want more from your membership? This is a great time to become a Discovery Circle member and get even more from your benefits. Don’t miss out on these unforgettable experiences! 

Monthly Member Mornings

Space Center Houston opens early for members at 8 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. During these special hours, members get to explore the center before we open to the public.

  • June 10
  • July 8
  • August 12

*Dates, perks and features subject to change.

Early Admission*​

Explore Space Center Houston before it opens to the public. Members receive access 30 minutes early to the center on the following days:

  • May 27 – 29, 2023
  • Every weekend in June and July

*Early admission does not include free access to VR and Simulator experiences. VR and Simulator experiences are available on Monthly Member Mornings (second Saturday of each month).

Historic Mission Control

Historic Mission Control Tram Tours

Access Member Timed Tickets for Historic Mission Control Tram Tours here.

Historic Mission Control Tram Tours require tickets available for purchase to all guests. Members receive a 50% discount!

We encourage members to purchase or reserve NASA Tram Tour tickets ahead of your visit to ensure availability.

*Abuse of the timed ticketing system includes and is not limited to commercial use and the sale of tours. As noted in the terms and conditions of membership, evidence that the benefits and privileges of membership are being abused, in particular online timed ticketing, is grounds for revocation of the membership and all associated benefits without refund. Space Center Houston is testing this new method of ‘member priority boarding.’ Priority boarding benefits all members so long as the system is used only as intended.

*Unless otherwise noted, all benefits are limited to the number of admissions of your membership level.

Join Us!

Enjoy the many benefits of our newly updated Space Center Houston membership such as free admission, exhibit opening celebrations, special events and discounts in the gift shop, diner and camps. You also will be supporting an important mission.

Gift Certificates Available Today!​

Looking for a unique birthday surprise, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift for your family and friends? Give the gift of experiences that inspire with a Space Center Houston membership. Don’t wait! Get your Space Center Houston gift certificate package today!

To purchase a gift membership, visit or call +1 281-244-2105 for more information.

Member Events

Be part of the mission with our member events. Explore the center during Monthly Member Mornings, pre-sale and discounts on public events, and more!

Member Services

+1 281-244-2100
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058, USA

Member Exclusive Events

Astronaut Days Member Wrap Party

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Join us in celebrating the past, present and future of space explorers during the Astronaut Days Members-only Wrap Party. Experience a day of fun as you spot a space explorer, get an autograph, play a game with an astronaut and more at our last big summer event! This free event is fun for the whole family.  

Get your tickets today by visiting the Member Reservations and Events page found here. The event is free for members only but a ticket is required. We look forward to seeing you there!

President's Luncheon

Contributor and Patron level members will be sent a personal invitation to hear from President and CEO William T. Harris as he shares the impact of recent philanthropy and exciting plans for Space Center Houston’s future.

Want to receive the insider scoop on the future of Space Center Houston? Upgrade your membership to a Contributor or Patron level member today by emailing or calling us at 281-244-2105.

Galaxy Lights Member Preview Night

Members will have the opportunity to embark on a journey of festive fun prior to the opening of Galaxy Lights to the general public. Visit us to admire the enchanting light displays, indulge on delectable sweets and treats, and bring family and friends to help ring in the holiday season.

More information on tickets is coming soon.

Moon 2 Mars Festival​

March 11-19, 2023

The second annual Moon 2 Mars Festival came to life this spring break as we celebrated NASA’s Artemis program and the innovations that will help us establish a sustainable human presence on the Moon. Members discovered how people and science are driving the future of space exploration and experienced out-of-this-world space tech demos, live music and cosmic photo opportunities.

Not able to make it to the event this year? No worries, this is an annual event so be sure to renew your membership and plan to attend next year.


Discovery Briefings

Discovery Briefings are exclusive opportunities for Discovery Circle members to get behind the scenes and dive deep with curators, space historians, current NASA scientists, and others investigating deep space exploration. Members ask intriguing questions throughout the presentations, but the one-to-one and small group conversations members typically enjoy with the presenters at the conclusion have become a hallmark of the series. Find out how you can upgrade your current membership level to take advantage of this truly unique benefit by calling +1 281-244-2105.

Past Discovery Briefings

  • Discovery Briefing: SLS
  • Discovery Briefing: Gemini V and Mercury 9
  • Discovery Briefing: Moon Rocks
  • Discovery Briefing: NBL
  • Making Space for Women: A Discovery Briefing Event
  • Discovery Briefing: Apollo 17
  • Discovery Briefing: ROCKETS!


ROCKETS! A Discovery Briefing Event

On Friday, May 12, Discovery Circle members experienced the explosive power of ROCKETS! a family-friendly Discovery Briefing event. This unique experience featured the opportunity to send postcards into space, build and launch your own rocket, and learn from subject matter experts about the mighty machines that got us to the Moon and will take us back again for the first time in 50 years. Upgrade your membership today to be part of the next Discovery Briefing event and continue to check back at the member events page for more information about upcoming Discovery Circle curated events.

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