Venue rental options

Boost excitement with immersive experiences at Space Center Houston. Our 250,000+ square feet of indoor and outdoor space feature engaging space and science exhibits and activations.

Make daytime and evening events stellar with custom-created agendas that include rental of the entire center, individual galleries, theaters or conference rooms.

Exhibit & Education Spaces

Independence Plaza

Host your event in Space City’s most iconic location. Independence Plaza is Space Center Houston’s international landmark experience. As you mingle with guests, experience the inspiring history of the Space Shuttle Program by touring NASA 905, the first shuttle carrier aircraft (SCA). Interact with exhibits displaying the innovation and creativity that made the Space Shuttle Program possible.

  • 1.2 acre grounds
  • Maximum 100 guests inside plane
  • Maximum 5,400 guests inside plaza

Special Events Building

Make your event memorable in our events building overlooking Independence Plaza. Enjoy 5,000 square feet of a modern, contemporary space with an excellent view of a historic shuttle carrier aircraft ferrying a high-fidelity shuttle replica. The building is equipped with private restrooms, a catering kitchen and audiovisual equipment. With easy access to the center’s main building, it also allows guests to spill out onto the lawn around the plane.

  • 5,000 square feet
  • Maximum 250 standing guests
  • Maximum 200 seated guests

Astronaut Gallery

Impress your guests with the remarkable setting inside Astronaut Gallery, home to one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of space apparel.
Host your event surrounded by flight suits including one worn on the Moon during the Apollo era.

  • 9,881 square feet
  • Maximum 500 guests

Starship Gallery

Dine under the stars, indoors for a change, in Starship Gallery home to the largest Moon rock collection on public display, real flown spacecraft from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs as well as the historic Skylab 1-G Trainer.

  • 9,961 square feet
  • Maximum 250 guests standing
  • Maximum 150 guests seated

International Space Station Gallery

Your guests will be amazed as they explore life on the International Space Station. Celebrate the incredible collaboration of international partners for the advancement of humanity. Discover how astronauts work, play and even sleep in micro gravity.

  • 7,740 square feet
  • Maximum 250 guests standing
  • Maximum 100 guests seated

Main plaza

Simulate the vastness of space for your guests by hosting your event in the massive Main Plaza. This plaza features an entertaining and educational new exhibit three times per year and is surrounded by theaters and artifact galleries highlighting human space achievements.

  • 120,000 square feet
  • Maximum 3,500 guests

The Food Lab

The Food Lab provides an inviting, flexible space for celebrations and receptions. In-house A/V and ability to activate food stations make this a turn-key space.

  • Maximum 500 guests seated


Space Center Theater

Enjoy films in this five-story-tall theater, the largest ultra-high-definition screen in Texas with the latest audiovisual technology. The 4K projector will transport you into films, documentaries and professional presentations.

  • Maximum 500 guests

Mission Briefing Center

Our recently renovated Mission Briefing Center is an ideal location for a professional presentation or lecture. The theater is accessible and utilizes induction loop technology.

  • Maximum 207 guests

Destiny Theater

Destiny Theater is a perfect setting for a private showing of our space-themed movie or for your company presentation. It is home to the podium President John F. Kennedy stood behind during his speech imploring Americans to go to the Moon.

  • Maximum 180 guests

Conference rooms

The Club

The Club offers quiet comfort in a relaxed setting while providing a spectacular view overlooking our Main Plaza. The room has a small, built-in refreshments bar as well as audiovisual equipment.

  • Maximum 100 guests

Silver Moon

Silver Moon is a versatile space perfect for professional and personal events. This space is adjacent to the main plaza and has direct access to an outdoor patio area. It includes audiovisual equipment and private restrooms.

  • Maximum 120 guests


This space features a customizable seating arrangement with comfortable fatigue-free chairs and built-in audiovisual equipment.

  • Maximum 34 guests

Looking for a smaller space? Ask about our Club Conference Room and Altman Conference Room.

Multi-Venue Packages

The Ultimate Flight

Experience Independence Plaza’s shuttle carrier aircraft and NASA Johnson Space Center’s Rocket Park with tours throughout the evening. Enhance your experience with fine food and a cocktail reception. Enjoy access to all of Space Center Houston’s exhibits, attractions, live shows and films. 5 hours; 3,500 guest maximum

Independence Plaza & Starship Gallery

Begin your event inside the shuttle carrier aircraft with a private reception and tour followed by a unique dining experience in Starship Gallery. See actual flown spacecraft as well as one-of-a-kind artifacts. You even can touch a piece of the Moon! 4 hours; 200 guest maximum**

Independence Plaza & Astronaut Gallery

Experience the shuttle carrier aircraft with a private reception and tour. Dine surrounded by one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of astronaut suits and apparel in Astronaut Gallery. 4 hours; 500 guest maximum**

Astronaut Gallery & Space Center Theater

Enjoy dinner surrounded by one of the most comprehensive collections of astronaut spacesuits and apparel. Then, experience a film on one of the largest, ultra-high-definition screens in Texas. 4 hours; 500 guest maximum

Destiny Theater & Starship Gallery

Dine among one-of-a-kind space artifacts and flown spacecraft in Starship Gallery before seeing a film in Destiny Theater. 4 hours; 200 guest maximum

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