Venue rental options
Exhibit & Education Spaces
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 225 standing guests
- Maximum 150 seated guests
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 100 standing guests
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 80 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
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 675 standing guests
- Maximum 400 seated 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 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
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 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
Full Center Experience
Spread your wings across our entire 250,000-square-foot complex. Enjoy access to all of Space Center Houston’s exhibits, experiences, live shows and films. Upgrade your full center experience with Rocket Park tours where your guests can explore our inspiring and massive Saturn V rocket.
- Maximum 8,000 guests