Discover how space inspires technological, cultural and social progress.Explore advancements in rocket launch and landing mechanics, get a glimpse into international collaboration aboard the Space Station, and see space robotics development and evolution.
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Exhibit
Included in general admission
Hear NASA mission updates in our Mission Briefing Center, learn how astronauts live aboard the International Space Station in our Living in Space presentation, relive NASA's historic journey in Destiny Theater, and watch a space documentary on one of the largest screens in Texas.
Go inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes to explore the psychology, physiology, and physicality of some of the most extreme activities in the world in our summer exhibit, Beyond Human Limits, on display May 29 - Sept. 6 at Space Center Houston.
Presented by Repsol
Explore the solar system using interactive technology designed to inspire the next generation of explorers in our interactive fall exhibit, Be the Astronaut. Control the action for a simulated rocket launch, pilot a spaceship, and have fun playing with hands-on technologies that make you think about the science behind deep space exploration.
Apollo 13 was to be the third lunar landing, but the mission was aborted after the Service Module ruptured due to a malfunction in an oxygen tank. Still, Apollo 13 is considered a "successful failure" because of the experience gained in rescuing the crew. Learn more about this historic mission.
Enhance your experience
We offer two astronaut experiences at Space Center Houston. Each option provides the opportunity to hear first-hand space exploration stories from a NASA astronaut. Astronaut experiences include Breakfast with an Astronaut and Astronaut Mission Memories.