Brighten your holiday season with a trip to Space Center Houston

Fall exhibits and experiences

Galaxy Lights

Galaxy Lights display with astronaut This winter explore Texas' most interactive and technologically advanced holiday light display, Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant. Embark on a festive adventure and start a new tradition this holiday season. Explore interactive and programmable light displays, take a tram ride through lighted holiday displays at Rocket Park, discover large-scale holiday displays in Independence Plaza, and more!


Playing with Light

Galaxy Lights display with astronaut Shine a light on the world around you with our new fall exhibit, Playing with Light, open Nov. 2 through Jan. 1. Playing with Light, designed and developed by Scitech and produced by Imagine Exhibits, explores the vital role light has in our everyday lives through playful experiments, hands-on activities, and interactive light displays.


Explorer Camps

Galaxy Lights display with astronaut In our fall and winter Explorer Camps, children ages 4-11 experience the wonders of space and science. Campers discover the worlds of robotics, engineering, planetary science, and more on select dates in October, November, and December.

Lunch with an Astronaut

Galaxy Lights display with astronaut Upgrade your adventure with Lunch with an Astronaut. Meet a space explorer, hear their first-hand experiences and snap a selfie with them every Friday and Saturday as well as Nov. 25, 26, 27 and Dec. 26.

Pop-Up Science Labs

Galaxy Lights display with astronaut Become a scientist in our Pop-Up Science Labs. Conduct experiments, operate a robotic rover, and learn about how NASA explores the cosmos to further our understanding of the universe.

Plan your visit

Holiday Discount

Start a new tradition this holiday season with a trip to Space Center Houston. Save $5 off regular admission through Dec. 1-24 by purchasing tickets online using a discount code. Complete the form below to sign up for our newsletter and receive your online discount code.

Holiday hours

Space Center Houston is open every day except Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28) and Christmas Day (Dec. 25). Please check our daily operating hours to find our extended holiday hours.


Plan ahead to make your visit unforgettable. Space Center Houston now offers prepaid parking. Purchase your parking pass when you buy your tickets online. At the tollbooths, show the attendant your prepaid parking ticket and breeze right through.

Space Center Houston App

Create your own journey. Download the free Space Center Houston app for an interactive mobile experience. The app features self-guided virtual tours, augmented reality, videos and audio stories about the future and historic feats in human space exploration.

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