Membership

FREE VIP ACCESS, FREE PARKING, STELLAR DISCOUNTS

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Members help sustain our world-class science and space exploration learning center.

Enjoy free general admission for one year and a variety of new benefits available exclusively to Space Center Houston members. Take advantage of early admission on select peak days, express entrance, free parking, and member discounts on Explorer Camps, dining, gifts and souvenirs, photos, and Galaxy Lights tickets, presented by Reliant. Join us today for an amazing year of discovery!

In addition to the year full of experiences and benefits that membership provides, your support helps fuel our mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. 

BECOME A MEMBER

Want to skip the line? Become a member today!

Members are no longer required to make a timed ticket reservation to enter Space Center Houston. Scan your valid membership card at the turnstile, be prepared to present valid photo ID and enter FREE!

Space Center Houston’s Membership Program is

Contact Member Services

+1 281-244-2100
membership@spacecenter.org
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058, USA

Membership Value

Most membership levels pay for themselves in just two visits.

Membership is a great value! Discovery Circle
Individual Dual Family Friends & Family Supporter Contributor Patron
FREE general admissions per visit 1 2 4 6 6 6 8
General admission tickets today (adult) $30 $60 $120 $180 A year of free admission becomes a year of enriching experiences that give you access to space experts and exclusive opportunities for engaging in discovery while also providing support for our nonprofit mission.
Membership Price $55 $90 $149 $229
Value of Two Visits (including parking) $70 $130 $250 $370
Membership is a great value!
Individual Dual Family Friends & Family
FREE general admissions per visit 1 2 4 6
General admission tickets today (adult) $30 $60 $120 $180
Membership Price $55 $90 $149 $229
Value of Two Visits (including parking) $70 $130 $250 $370
Discovery Circle
Supporter Contributor Patron
FREE general admissions per visit 1 2 4
General admission tickets today (adult) A year of free admission becomes a year of enriching experiences that give you access to space experts and exclusive opportunities for engaging in discovery while also providing support for our nonprofit mission.
Membership Price
Value of Two Visits (including parking)

Member FAQs

Don’t miss our member frequently asked questions with a plethora of information about becoming a member, benefits, membership management and more.

Member Events

Be part of the mission with our member events. Explore the center during exclusive member mornings, exhibit opening celebrations, and more!

All Members Receive

Twelve (12) full months of FREE general admission and access to all special exhibits, Sensory Friendly and Home School Days (during normal operating hours)

Free parking

Member express entry

Early entrance on select peak dates

Monthly Member Mornings (second Saturday)

20% discount on Galaxy Lights tickets (6/visit)

Exclusive exhibit openings

Advanced or discounted access for select presentations

10% discount at The Food Lab, SpaceTrader gift shop and on souvenir photography

Access to member-exclusive Discovery Briefing tickets (approximately quarterly)

Exclusive discount on additional general admission tickets (4/visit)

Pre-sale and discount offers for select public events

E-newsletter and calendar of events

Bonus Benefits

NEWS FLASH! Members are no longer required to make a timed ticket reservation to enter Space Center Houston. Scan your active member card at the front and enter FREE! We persistently explore new benefits we can offer our members. These bonus benefits are new and/or limited-time perks all of our members can enjoy.

Early Admission*

Explore Space Center Houston before it opens to the public. Members receive early access to the center on select days.

  • November 19-27, 2022
  • December 17, 2022 – January 2, 2023


*Free access to VR and Simulator experiences are only available during Member Mornings.

Tour and Film Reservations

This members-only perk includes opportunities to reserve select NASA Tram Tour boarding passes online before your visit. You can also reserve seats for the film Space Explorers: The ISS Experience. Click here to reserve your seats.

VR & Simulator Experiences

During Monthly Member Mornings, members get free access to our VR and motion simulator experiences.

Additional Member Benefits

All memberships include the benefits above. See the additional exceptional benefits each membership level has to offer below!

Membership is a great value! Discovery Circle
Level Individual Dual Family Friends & Family Supporter Contributor Patron
Price $55 $90 $149 $229 $400 $600 $1000
FREE General admission tickets per visit 1 2 4 6 6 6 8
Single use guest passes 4 6 6
Pre-sale and discount offers for select public events Priority Priority Priority
Discount on Space Center University® (4/year) 10% 10% 10% 10% 15% 15%
10% discount & early registration on Explorer Camps (children in household) Priority Registration Priority Registration Priority Registration
10% discount on Stars & STEM Family Nights and Family Campouts
ASTC Passport (reciprocal privileges at 300+ science centers)
NASA photo signed by astronaut
10% discount for Breakfast with an Astronaut (4/year)
Complimentary Discovery Briefing experiences (invites per quarterly event) 2 4 4
Complimentary Galaxy Lights tickets (annually) 2 4 6
Complimentary Smithsonian Affiliate membership with Smithsonian Magazine
Invitation for two to select VIP receptions and events, including the Annual President's Lunch
Complimentary Breakfast with an Astronaut tickets (2/year)
Two reserved seats for NASA mission debriefings
Personal tour for 8 guests (scheduled)
Noncharitable value of goods and services
Your membership is tax deductble to the extent allowed by law, minus the value of good and services received.
$0 $0 $0 $0 $152 $256 $369
Membership is a great value!
Level Individual Dual Family Friends & Family
Price $55 $90 $149 $229
General admission tickets per visit 1 2 4 6
Single-use guest passes to share
Pre-sale and discount offers for select public events
Discount on Space Center University® (4/year) 10% 10% 10%
10% discount and early registration on Explorer Camps (children in household)
10% discount on Stars & STEM Family Nights and Family Campouts
ASTC Passport (reciprocal privileges at 300+ science centers)
NASA photo signed by astronaut
10% discount for Breakfast with an Astronaut (4/year)
Complimentary Discovery Briefing experiences (invites per quarterly event)
Complimentary Galaxy Lights tickets (annually)
Complimentary Smithsonian Affiliate membership with Smithsonian magazine
Invitation for two to Select VIP receptions and events, including the Annual President's Lunch
Complimentary Breakfast with an Astronaut tickets (2/year)
Two reserved seats for NASA mission debriefings
Personal tour for 8 guests (scheduled)
Noncharitable value of goods and services
Your membership is tax deductble to the extent allowed by law, minus the value of good and services received.
$0 $0 $0 $0
Discovery Circle
Level Supporter Contributor Patron
Price $400 $600 $1000
General admission tickets per visit 6 6 8
Single-use guest passes to share 4 6 6
Pre-sale and discount offers for select public events Priority Priority Priority
Discount on Space Center University® (4/year) 10% 15% 15%
10% discount and early registration on Explorer Camps (children in household) Priority Registration Priority Registration Priority Registration
10% discount on Stars & STEM Family Nights and Family Campouts
ASTC Passport (reciprocal privileges at 300+ science centers)
NASA photo signed by astronaut
10% discount for Breakfast with an Astronaut (4/year)
Complimentary Discovery Briefing experiences (invites per quarterly event) 2 4 4
Complimentary Galaxy Lights tickets (annually) 2 4 6
Complimentary Smithsonian Affiliate membership with Smithsonian magazine
Invitation for two to select VIP receptions and events, including the Annual President's Lunch
Complimentary Breakfast with an Astronaut tickets (2/year)
Two reserved seats for NASA mission debriefings
Personal tour for 8 guests (scheduled)
Noncharitable value of goods and services
Your membership is tax deductble to the extent allowed by law, minus the value of good and services received.
$152 $256 $369

*Discounts may only be provided when a valid membership card is presented at time of purchase. Must present valid membership card to receive benefits.

Your membership contribution helps fund our nonprofit mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. It is also tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, minus the value of goods and services stated above. Thank you for your support!

Smithsonian Affiliate membership benefits include:

  • A personalized Smithsonian Affiliate Member card, gaining you admission and benefits to Smithsonian Affiliate museums and centers that have opted to offer reciprocal benefits (see the list here).
  • Smithsonian magazine subscription for one year
  • 10 percent discount on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • 10 percent discount on IMAX tickets at Smithsonian Museums
  • Member discount on The Great Courses www.thegreatcourses.com
  • Online benefits from the Smithsonian with insider access to the Smithsonian and special opportunities

Membership Policy

  • The primary and secondary cardholders must be 18 years or older.
  • Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Membership at Space Center Houston is intended for noncommercial use by individuals. Admissions, guest passes or discounts granted as a privilege of membership can never be sold to another person or entity.
  • Photo identification is required at the time of visit and should match the person whose name is on the membership. At least one card-holding member must be present with guests.
  • The center reserves the right to revoke memberships for abuse of member privileges or for inappropriate conduct.
  • Space Center Houston reserves the right to change its pricing and benefits structure at any time.
  • All discounts and ticket access is limited to the number of general admissions associated with your membership level unless otherwise noted
  • A special 10% discount on memberships is available to active and veteran military, educators and NASA Johnson Space Center employees when ID is presented at the center.

ASTC Travel Passport Program

Friends & Family and Discovery Circle levels of Space Center Houston membership provides
eligibility for free or discounted admission at more than 360 science centers and museums
around the country, even around the world! More information about what ASTC Passport has
to offer as well as rules for engaging each organization at astc.org/passport

Your “home” science center or museum may not be located within 90 miles of Space Center Houston. This distance is measured as a linear radius, not driving distance. 

The following ASTC museums fall within 90 miles of Space Center Houston and therefore are excluded from the ASTC reciprocal program:

  • The Health Museum
  • Children’s Museum Houston

Smithsonian Affiliate Reciprocal Membership

Smithsonian Affiliate members who present a current Smithsonian Affiliate membership card are entitled to benefits here at Space Center Houston including complimentary admission for two (2). More information about reciprocal membership member benefits at https://affiliations.si.edu/affiliate-benefits/membership/affiliate-reciprocal-membership/

Your “home” science center or museum may not be located within 90 miles of Space Center Houston. This distance is measured as a linear radius, not driving distance.

The following Smithsonian affiliate museum is located within 90 miles of Space Center Houston and therefore its members are not eligible for Smithsonian reciprocal benefits at Space Center Houston:

  • The Health Museum
Space Center Houston’s Membership Program is

Contact Member Services

+1 281-244-2100
membership@spacecenter.org
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058, USA

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