Space Center Houston closed March 15 - April 12

Healthy and safety updates

In response to the latest guidelines and information from city, state, and federal officials, we have decided to close Space Center Houston to the general public effective Saturday, March 14, at 6 p.m., and to remain closed through Sunday, April 12.

As Houston’s leading science and space exploration learning center and a trusted community space, we are acting in an abundance of caution with the health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers as our top priority and responsibility. There have been no cases of exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in connection with the center.

The closure includes regular operating hours and all public, education, and private programs and events. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you with any new developments.

We will continue to pay our salaried and hourly staff throughout this closure.

Given the evolving nature of the outbreak, we will carefully reassess the situation in the coming weeks and share updates on our website and social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) as they become available.

While we are closed, we will work hard and creatively to bring Space Center Houston to the public. Our goal will be to continue to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration and to do our part to keep our community connected during this difficult time.

Please continue to take precautions to stay healthy and safe. We encourage everyone to refer to CDC recommendations about best practices.

The Space Center Houston team deeply appreciates your patience, support and understanding. We look forward to welcoming you back to Space Center Houston soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Space Center Houston open?

Space Center Houston is closed March 15 - April 12. The closure includes regular operating hours and all public, education, and private programs and events.

Participants enrolled in education programs and all ticket buyers for events during this period will be contacted. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you with any new developments.

For updates to our daily operations and programs, please stay tuned to our website, www.spacecenter.org, and follow us on social media. For more information contact us at schinfo@spacecenter.org or call 281.244.2100.

Will refunds be provided?

Space Center Houston admission tickets are valid for one year from the date of purchase, if you wish to visit at a later date. We will work with you to postpone scheduled bookings and are offering complimentary refunds to ticket holders who are not able or choose not to visit.

Can you share with us some preventive measures you have in place?

In response to the latest guidelines and information from city, state, and federal officials, we have decided to close Space Center Houston to the general public effective today, Saturday, March 14, at 6:00 p.m., and will remain closed through Sunday, April 12.

Space Center Houston continues to closely monitor public health threats and recommendations as issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and/or other federal agencies.

The health and safety of our employees and guests continues to be our first priority. Space Center Houston follows best practices in cleanliness. We clean and sanitize surfaces center-wide nightly.

We encourage employees to stay home when sick, have increased hand sanitizer stations, which are available throughout the center and require frequent handwashing by our employees.

We will continue to update our protocols as needed, and communicate about any possible impact.

For updates on this closure, stay tuned to our website, www.spacecenter.org, and follow us on social media.

Will education programs or special events continue?

Space Center Houston is closed March 15 - April 12. The closure includes regular operating hours and all public, education, and private programs and events.

Participants enrolled in education programs and all ticket buyers for events during this period will be contacted. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you with any new developments.

For updates to our daily operations and programs, please stay tuned to our website, www.spacecenter.org, and follow us on social media. For more information contact us at schinfo@spacecenter.org or call 281.244.2100.

Is my Level 9 tour going to be canceled?

Space Center Houston is closed March 15 - April 12. The closure includes regular operating hours and all public, education, and private programs and events.

If you have purchased a Level 9 tour for a date through April 12, we have two options to offer you:

  1. We will contact you as soon as Level 9 tours become available again to reschedule your tour for a future date of your choice.
  2. You may cancel your Level 9 experience and receive a refund.

We will continue to closely monitor public health threats and recommendations as issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and/or other federal agencies.

For our hours, stay tuned to our website, www.spacecenter.org, and follow us on social media. Thank you and we look forward to your visit.

How will this affect my membership?

We want to assure you that your safety and the safety of all our members, guests and employees remains our top priority. We take this responsibility to heart during this global health concern.

We are in the process of evaluating the temporary closure’s impact on your member benefits and will be contacting all members in the coming days to let you know how we will ensure you receive the full value of your membership.

It is our ongoing commitment to work through this challenging time together, and thank you for being a Space Center Houston member.

For questions, please contact our Membership Department at membership@spacecenter.org or at 281.244.2105.

Have any people had the Coronavirus at your facility or in the Houston area?

There have been no cases of exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) reported in connection with the center. As Houston’s leading science and space exploration learning center and a trusted community space, we are acting in an abundance of caution with the health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers as our top priority and responsibility.

To learn the latest information about any public health threats, please refer to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.

Page updated 1:20 p.m. 3/20/2020

Tips to stay healthy

Did you know space station astronauts use water and wet wipes to wash their hands even though they are in microgravity? Make it your mission to stay healthy using the tips below!
  1. Wash your hands frequently
  2. Use our hand sanitizer stations
  3. Cover your coughs and sneezes
  4. Stay hydrated
  5. Avoid touching your face
  6. Don’t share your food and beverages with others
  7. Avoid greeting people with a hand shake
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