Exhibits and Experiences

Permanent Exhibits

NASA Tram Tour

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.

Included in general admission | Home to: Mission Control, George W.S. Abbey Rocket Park, Astronaut Training Facility

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.

Included in general admission

Starship Gallery

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.

Included in general admission | Home to: Apollo XVII, Mercury VII, Gemini V, Moon rocks, Skylab trainer

Spacesuit Collection

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.

Included in general admission | Home to: Apollo XVII, Mercury VII, Gemini V, Moon rocks, Skylab trainer

Independence Plaza

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.

Included in general admission | Home to: Historic shuttle carrier aircraft, shuttle replica, orbiter access arm 

The Artemis Exhibit

This interactive exhibit highlights NASA’s Artemis program, which will return humans to the Moon for the first time in over 50 years. Learn about why we will explore and where we’ll go on the Moon.

Included in general admission

Mission Mars

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.

Included in general admission | Home to: Mars rock, Orion launch simulator, SLS scale model, SLS engine

International Space Station Gallery

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.
Included in general admission | Home to: Mars rock, Orion launch simulator, SLS scale model, SLS engine

Films & Live Presentations

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.
Included in general admission

Limited-Time Experiences

Galaxy Frights

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.
Included in general admission

Galaxy Lights

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.
Public price starts at $19.95; Member price starts at $15.95; Ages 3 & younger get free admission

Enhance Your Experience

Astronaut Experiences

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.
Breakfast with an Astronaut price (includes admission to Space Center Houston): Public – $99.95 for adults, $79.95 for children ages 4-11, Members – $69.95 for adults, $54.95 for children ages 4-11 | Astronaut Mission Memories included in general admission


NASA VIP Tours is the ultimate VIP experience, giving unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the real world of NASA.

Price: $199.95 per person per tour (includes admission to Space Center Houston day of tour)

Upcoming Events

Attend a Space Center Houston special event to meet NASA astronauts, hear from inspiring thought leaders, become a scientist in immersive educational experiences and more!

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