Galaxy Frights

Join us for two weekends of space-inspired Halloween fun

Weekend 1 | October 21-22, 2023
Weekend 2 | October 28-29, 2023

Every year in October, Space Center Houston transforms into a launchpad for space-themed Halloween fun. Transport the whole family to explore the wonders of space–with a spooky twist! Show off their Halloween costumes, enjoy special activities and more.

Access to Galaxy Frights is included in the cost of general admission for October 21-22 and October 28-29, 2023. Simply purchase tickets for either of those weekends to enjoy these festivities!

Show off your stellar costume!

Costumes are encouraged at Galaxy Frights and adds to the festive atmosphere of the holiday. However, we do have a few restrictions to keep in mind when preparing to visit to keep everyone safe.

  • Costume masks are not permitted.

  • Costumes must be family-friendly.

  • Costumes must not touch or drag on the ground.

Enjoy unique, galactic tricks & treats

Trick-or-treat in

Trick-or-treat at multiple candy stations throughout Space Center Houston and receive an extra special treat if you complete the whole route

Meet out-of-this-world guests

Catch special appearances by gigantic robots, a living statue of an astronaut and our very own Commander Quest

Conjure sweet Halloween memories

Snap pics at spooky photo ops and enjoy a Space Center Houston decorated for the season - complete with a new kinetic light show and spooky projections

Even more family-friendly activities

  • Learn from our chefs how liquid nitrogen is used in food presentation – then sample the chilly treats!
  • Grab lunch from our limited-time Oktoberfest menu in The Food Lab
  • Navigate your way through our black hole inflatable maze
  • Contribute your artistic skills to our monster mash mural
  • Participate in interactive challenge stations to test your space survival skills
  • Catch a Galaxy Frights-themed kinetic lights show in the main plaza
  • Attend special NASA astronaut presentations

Choose your Galaxy Frights experience

Galaxy Frights | Weekend 1

Saturday, October 21, 2023
–Sunday, October 22, 2023
*Included in General Admission

Family Overnight | Galaxy Frights

Saturday, October 28, 2023
–Sunday, October 29, 2023
*Requires Registration

Galaxy Frights | Weekend 2

Saturday, October 28, 2023
–Sunday, October 29, 2023
*Included in General Admission

NASA veterans share the scariest moments of their space careers!

Our original film “Facing Fears” stars NASA astronauts, engineers, and flight controllers, as they share their stories of how they confronted and overcame some of the scariest aspects of space exploration. Get a sneak peek by watching the trailer and then visit during Galaxy Frights to view the full film!

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