Family Overnight

You and your family will navigate your own space exploration journey while engaging in science, technology and engineering related activities. Build rockets and explore robotics.

Activities cover an array of difficulty levels to excite guests ages five and older. Explore engineering design and coding as you program and operate robotic rovers. 

Build your own rocket and then see how high you can launch it. Train like an astronaut, learn about spacewalks, and perform tasks and tests conducted by astronauts. Tour Starship Gallery, home to multiple flown spacecraft, astronaut training models, one-of-a-kind artifacts and more.

You and your entire family can experience a unique overnight camping experience.

Sleep in the great outdoors under the stars. Pack your tent and set up camp under a twice flown Falcon 9 rocket or in Independence Plaza, right underneath a Boeing 747, the shuttle carrier aircraft NASA 905, and our high-fidelity shuttle replica Independence.

Prefer to cozy up indoors? All you need is a sleeping bag and a pillow to complete your campsite, surrounded by some of the rarest spaceflight artifacts on Earth.

Launch your family camping trip into orbit in our Family Overnight program at Space Center Houston!

Note: Must register at least four weeks prior to the event date. All campers must be at least 5 years old.

Family Overnight Pricing

$79.95 per person | $15 per T-shirt (optional) | $7 per program patch (optional)

Note: Must register at least two weeks prior to the event date.

Experience Includes:

  • Welcome briefing in preparation for the night’s activities in the Mission Briefing Center.
  • Exciting, hands-on STEM activities.
  • Overnight campsite amongst historic flown space artifacts and national treasures.
  • Dinner and breakfast served at Space Center Houston.
  • Second-day visit to Space Center Houston.
  • Outside campsites are 10-by-10 feet.

Family Overnight Forms

2022 Dates

Jan. 8, 2022

May 28, 2022

Oct. 29, 2022
Galaxy Frights Overnight

December, 10, 2022
Galaxy Lights Overnight SOLD OUT

2023 Dates

May 27, Military 

July 1, Independence Day Themed

Oct. 29, Galaxy Frights

Nov. 11, Military

Dec. 9, Galaxy Lights


  • 5:00 p.m. – Check-in
  • 6:00 p.m. – Welcome Show
  • 6:15 p.m. – Catered Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. – Activities Conducted
  • 10:00 p.m. – Get ready for bed
  • 11:00 p.m. – Lights out


  • 6:45 a.m. – Wake-up / pack-up / load gear in vehicles 
  • 7:45 a.m. – Catered Breakfast
  • 8:20 a.m. – ISS Space Explorers Film
  • 9:00 a.m. – Tram Tour of NASA Johnson Space Center
  • 10:00 a.m. – Dismissed

Please note: The above morning schedule is subject to change without notice. Length of tram tour and the locations visited may vary based on availability.

Did you know dual-level members and above receive a 10% discount off Family Overnights? Contact the membership department at for more information.

Please review the Overnight Experiences FAQ, which includes program policies and procedures.
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