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Join us for two weekends of space-inspired Halloween fun

2024 Dates to be Announced!
Event is included in the cost of general admission for these days.

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 your Halloween costumes, enjoy special activities and more.

Enjoy unique, galactic tricks & treats!

Trick-or-treat in space

Bring your littlest space explorers to trick-or-treat at multiple candy stations throughout Space Center Houston

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

Meet out-of-this-world guests

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

Read these tips to prepare for your visit!

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

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!

Costume bragging rights? Check.

Use #GalaxyFrights for a chance to be featured on our social channels.
Follow us to share in all the Halloween fun!

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Moon 2 Mars Festival is back!

Tickets on sale now | March 13 - 16

The All-American Rejects are throwing Space Center Houston’s Moon 2 Mars Festival into hyperdrive. Amp up your Space City Spring Break with us!

Access to this all-ages festival is included in general admission.