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Innovation Circle

SHAPE THE FUTURE THROUGH STEM LEARNING

As the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, Space Center Houston has the access and vision to shape the future of our region by engaging and inspiring the next generation of explorers, innovators, and problem-solvers.

Space Center Houston is a non-profit organization and relies on the generosity of others to engage thousands of students, educators, and professionals annually in a broad range of learning programs.

Innovation Circle at Space Center Houston is a group of visionary leaders dedicated to growing and deepening the impact of our education programs. Annual contributions of $1,500 or more directly support our efforts to provide access to transformative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences.

Innovation Circle supporters enjoy the benefits available to all members as well as exclusive engagement opportunities that allow you to go deeper into the latest developments in space exploration.

Please reach out to Amelia Kleiman with questions about joining Innovation Circle or fulfilling one of your benefits. 
Phone: +1 281-244-2126 | Email: [email protected]

Levels and Opportunities for Engagement

By joining our premier donor group, you will receive benefits that provide you with a chance for personal connections with Space Center Houston, NASA Johnson Space Center and industry insiders. Your involvement deepens your engagement through an array of invitation-only events and other memorable experiences.

Innovation Circle Levels Pricing
Launch $1,500 to $4,999
Liftoff $5,000 to $9,999
Ascent $10,000 to $24,999
Flight $25,000 and up
Opportunities for Engagement Launch Liftoff Ascent Flight
Invitations to Astronaut Insights salons, intimate gatherings with Space Center Houston President & CEO and industry experts
Concierge service for your Space Center Houston experiences, personally managed by Development staff ¹
An Innovation Circle Access Card for free parking and general admission to Space Center Houston for up to eight ²
Recognition in annual Space Center Houston publications and on the Space Center Houston website
Top priority advance notice and registration for select Space Center programs, including Explorer Camps for kids, film screenings, book signings and unique talks
Priority reserved seating at select public events including, among others, Crew Debriefs
ASTC Passport (with reciprocal privileges at over 300 science centers)
Invitations to meet student participants and top industry volunteers in our premier STEM education programs
Curated VIP tours of Space Center Houston and NASA Johnson Space Center customized to your interests
Ability to request Space Center Houston's direct support of another of your favorite charity's events or fundraisers through auction packages, donated tickets, family memberships, etc.
Ability to sponsor a field trip for one classroom to Space Center Houston ³
Receive preferred rate on event space rentals at Space Center Houston
Invitation to share your support story in a video on Space Center Houston website
Invitations for you and a guest to attend community and corporate events as a guest of Space Center Houston leadership
Ability to host one private dinner or reception aboard Boeing 747 installed on Independence Plaza (space is limited) with Space Center Houston organizational leadership ³
Invitation to join unique VIP tours, exclusive launch watch opportunities and insider developments
Receive one reserved Space Center Houston parking spot for one year

¹ Available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact [email protected] or call +1 281-244-2126

² Express entry line and early entrance on select peak dates, as well as additional benefits all members receive.

³ Requires three to four weeks lead time for arrangements to be made.

Why donate to Space Center Houston?

Space Center Houston is working to address the growing need for workers with STEM skills by providing engaging exhibits, technologies and educational programs that open the doors to STEM fields for people of all ages.

Help us create space for everyone by supporting the extraordinary learning opportunities Space Center Houston makes available to 1 million visitors annually. Every gift is tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. 

Will You Join Us?

When you make a cumulative annual gift of $1,500 or more, you will be invited to join the President and CEO, William T. Harris, and some of Space Center Houston’s special guests at recognition events or unique engagements throughout the year.

You will also receive special recognition in our Annual Impact Report Honor Roll of Donors.

Left to right: Jessi Horelica, Artemis Flight Controller; Fred Hayes, Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot; Gerry Griffin, Apollo 17 Lead Flight Director; Antja Chambers, Artemis Engineers; Reid Wiseman, NASA Astronaut; and William T. Harris, President & CEO of Space Center Houston.

Owned and operated by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Manned Space Flight Education Foundation (Tax ID# 76-0217152), Space Center Houston is a leading science and space exploration learning center. Space Center Houston is the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Smithsonian Affiliate.

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