Space Center Houston to Remain Closed Until Feb. 20

Space Center Houston will remain closed on Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19 to protect the safety of its guests and workers due to the impact of the winter weather in the area. The center plans to reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. However, it is monitoring

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Apollo exhibit

Travel back to the Apollo Era this spring

Join us this spring to explore how we got to the Moon during the Apollo era, as well as how we will return to the Moon during the Artemis Program and get to Mars with the Orion Program. Check out the exhibits and experiences below that you can do at

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Galaxy Lights display

Photo Gallery: Galaxy Lights

The most wonderful event of the year is back! Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant, has arrived to take you on an out-of-this-world festive experience to see a totally unique holiday lights display. You don’t want to miss this Space City tradition! Take a sneak peek at this year’s Galaxy Lights

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Photo Gallery: Galaxy Frights 2020

Guests are exploring spooky space science today at our first every Galaxy Frights experience, presented by Reliant. Check out the photo gallery below to see some of the great costumes and creepy cosmic experiences. We’ve seen some cosmic, cute and creepy costumes. Guests are exploring spooky space science in our

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Happy 28th birthday Space Center Houston

Over the last 28 years, Space Center Houston has inspired millions through the wonders of space exploration and contributed to the community and the world through education programs and museum exhibits. We could not have done it without you. We appreciate your support over these 28 years. Our core mission

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Stargazing Guide: 12 tips for amateur astronomers

Learn more and check out our guide below to help with your backyard stargazing all year round. Stargazing guide Set up your telescope one hour before viewing. This will help the optics adapt to the conditions. This is especially important in humid climates like Space City. Set up your telescope

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International Deaf Week 2020

Did you know that International Deaf Week 2020 is Sept. 21-27 and Sept. 23 is International Day of Sign Languages? The International Week of the Deaf (IWD) is an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and was first launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy. It is celebrated

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Video: Virtual Astronaut Visit – Dr. Leroy Chiao

Hear first-hand space exploration stories from retired astronaut Dr. Leroy Chiao in this May 29, 2020 Virtual Astronaut Visit. Chiao was selected as an astronaut in 1990 and is a veteran of four spaceflights. He logged a total of 229 days in space, including 36 hours of spacewalk time. He

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Demo-2 launch watch party guide

Be part of the NASA mission and watch history on May 30 as we launch astronauts from American soil for the first time since 2011. Even though we can’t experience the launch together physically, we can still experience it together virtually. Celebrate this historic moment at home with a launch

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VIDEO: Thought Leader Series – Astronaut Selection and Training Process

Though Space Center Houston is closed, we are still passionate about sharing science and space exploration with our community. That’s why we are hosting our May Thought Leader Series virtually. As NASA begins to narrow the field of candidates for the newest astronaut class, we explored the astronaut selection and

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