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Space Center Houston Sensory Friendly Evening Has New Price

Exclusive night for children with sensory sensitivities set for fall

HOUSTON, Sept. 6, 2017 – Space Center Houston will host its fall Sensory Friendly Evening designed specifically for children with sensory sensitivities and their families 6-9 p.m. Sept. 29 with a new lower price.

This new program debuted earlier this year as part of the center’s efforts to be more accessible. It invites people diagnosed with conditions such as, but not limited to, autism spectrum disorder and sensory-processing disorder, to explore Space Center Houston in a reduced-sensory environment.

Guests can explore the center in a sensory-supportive setting with modified lighting, music and sound effects. A limited number of tickets are available for this private event to allow visitors to enjoy Space Center Houston without crowds.

Space Center Houston’s Zero-G Diner will be open for food purchases and can accommodate many dietary restrictions such as gluten, egg, dairy and nut allergies. Visitors with dietary restrictions may bring their own food into Zero-G Diner.

Guests can participate in special editions of the Pop-Up Science Labs operated by instructors who are trained to accommodate guests with sensory sensitivities. There also will be a designated quiet room.

Who: Space Center Houston

What: Space Center Houston’s Sensory Friendly Evening

When: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 29

Where: 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058

Tickets: Space Center Houston’s Sensory Friendly Evening is open to all age groups. To accommodate families, Sensory Friendly Evening tickets are now offered at the special discounted price of $15.95. Children 3 years and younger receive free admission. For tickets, visit www.spacecenter.org.

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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space learning center with extensive educational programs. Space Center Houston is the cornerstone of its mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. The center draws more than 1 million visitors annually, was called “The Big Draw” by USA Today and generates a $73 million annual economic impact in the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is a Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. More than 200,000 teachers and students from around the world visit the center annually to experience our educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and experience. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.