Special Events

Visit during one of our special events and engage in additional activities.

Meet an Astronaut Every Friday and Saturday

They’ve been to outer space, traveling at 17,500 miles per hour…Now they’re coming to Space Center Houston and you can meet them and hear about their out-of-this world adventures on Fridays and Saturdays! This is included in your admission price so don’t miss out! The astronauts will present at 11 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. with a 30-minute presentation and Q&A. Location varies; please visit the Information Desk upon arrival to find out the location.


Exclusive: Author Andy Weir talks, signs new book

Hear from Andy Weir — author of “The Martian” and the new book “Artemis” debuting Nov. 14 — and get autographed copies of his books 2-4 p.m. Nov. 18. The talk will begin at 1 p.m. and the book signing at 2 p.m. While you are here, see the amazing world premiere exhibit Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.
Admittance is open to all general ticketholders and books may be purchased in the center’s gift shop. Space Center Houston is Weir’s only Houston appearance and comes during the debut week of his new book.


Stellar Showcase: Event planner open house

Event planners and managers can join us for the 2017 Stellar Showcase Nov. 30 and take an in-depth venue tour to experience everything Space Center Houston offers special events.

Get a guided tour of our new unique exhibits and special events building, now available for event rental. Go behind the scenes of our 250,000-square-foot venue to experience areas not normally open to the public. Enjoy cocktails and delicious complimentary food served by our in-house catering staff. Enter to win admission tickets and special discounts for your next scheduled event.

Sip and savor space at our complimentary food tasting and start planning your next event with our dedicated event planners. To request an invitation to this event, contact our Special Events & Catering Department at specialevents@spacecenter.org.

Click here to learn more about hosting an event at Space Center Houston.


NASA Associate Administrator discusses space technology

As a part of our Thought Leader Series, find out “How Technology Drives Exploration” from Stephen Jurczyk, NASA Associate Administrator of Space Technology Mission Directorate, 6-7 p.m. Dec. 4. A free ticket is required for this event and must be presented at the door.

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Apollo 17 legends explore its history 45 years later

The day after the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 17 launch, get an in-depth new look at the last lunar landing with legends from the mission at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. Apollo 17 astronaut Dr. Harrison “Jack” Schmitt and former Apollo 17 lead flight director Gerry Griffin will speak on “Apollo 17 – Something More Than Gossamer Wings” in this Thought Leader Series talk. Tickets are $30 and the proceeds go toward the mission to restore Historic Apollo Mission Control.

See a piece of that history, the Apollo 17 command module, at Space Center Houston inside Starship Gallery. Dubbed “America,” it’s one of 19 Apollo command modules on display in the country.

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