— Space Inspires Progress —

Fall Experiences

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.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Exhibit

A flown SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exhibit is now on display at Space Center Houston. It’s one of only two SpaceX Falcon 9 boosters on display. Walk underneath this marvel of reusable space technology and learn how it is making space more accessible.

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Included in general admission

Starship Gallery at Space Center Houston is home to multiple flown spacecraft and national treasures. Get an up-close look at some of the most amazing artifacts that trace the progression of human space exploration.

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Explore a comprehensive collection of spacesuits representing the men and women of space exploration. See the ejection suit that astronaut John Young wore on the first shuttle flight in 1981.

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Go inside the shuttle replica Independence, mounted on top of the historic and original NASA 905 shuttle carrier aircraft, and then explore the giant plane. It is the world’s only shuttle mounted on an SCA and the only one allowing the public to enter both.

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Discover what it takes to travel to Mars, what hardware will get us to the fourth planet in our solar system and how humans may live on the red planet in the next few decades in our new interactive exhibit, Mission Mars.

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Go on site at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) and get a behind-the-scenes look at human space exploration. Tour astronaut training facilities, Mission Control and more.

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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.

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The International Space Station Gallery at Space Center Houston provides a dynamic look inside the space station – from interactive live shows to a Robonaut and even actual flown space station artifacts.

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Limited-time experiences

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.

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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.

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Presented by Reliant
Launch your Halloween with a boo-m at our Galaxy Frights experience every Saturday and Sunday in October. These spectacularly spooky (but not scary) space experiences will be socially distanced.

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NASA continues to benefit humanity by helping support innovations in response to COVID-19. Our exhibit Mission: Control the Spread explores how crisis sparks innovation and demonstrates how NASA is helping with the COVID-19 response.

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Presented by Reliant
This winter explore the most interactive and technologically advanced light display in Texas. Embark on a festive adventure and start a new Space City tradition this holiday season during Galaxy Lights.

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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.

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Enhance your experience

Go on a guided adventure through the center, and get a detailed look at the past, present, and future of human space exploration. Discover some of our one-of-a-kind artifacts like the Apollo 17 spacecraft and a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

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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.

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The Level 9 Tour is the ultimate VIP experience, giving unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the real world of NASA as well as more than 400 things to see and do at Space Center Houston.

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