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February is Member Appreciation Month!

Become a member today to access member benefits and take advantage of special offers like Double Discount at in the gift shop (20% OFF). Plus, join us for exciting new events this month and all year long. Use code HEART10 to get 10% off your membership when you join today! 

*This offer is intended for new memberships purchased online and does not apply to Patron level. Discounts and offers are not retroactive.

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 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 reveal how science and humanity power space exploration.

BECOME A MEMBER

Member Benefits just got an upgrade!

Members are not required to make a timed ticket reservation and can count on entry during all general admission hours. Scan your valid membership card at the turnstile and be prepared to present valid ID and enter FREE!

Members receive a 50% discount on Historic Mission Control Tram Tours!

Please purchase or reserve Tram Tour tickets ahead of your visit to ensure availability.

Contact Member Services

+1 281-244-2100
[email protected]
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
Membership Price $65 $115 $185 $260 A year of free admission becomes a year of enriching experiences that give you access to space experts and unique opportunities for engaging in discovery while also providing support for our nonprofit mission.
Today's general admission tickets today (adult) + parking ($10 Value) $40 $70 $130 $190
Full Price Historic Mission Control Tram Tour $15 $30 $60 $90
Value of two visits (Includes parking and one Historic Mission Control Tram Tours ticket) $95 $170 $320 $470

*Unless otherwise noted, all benefits are limited to the number of admissions of your membership level.

Membership is a great value!
Individual Dual Family Friends & Family
FREE general admissions per visit 1 2 4 6
General admission tickets today (adult) $40 $70 $130 $190
Membership Price $65 $115 $185 $260
Value of Two Visits (including parking) $95 $170 $320 $470
Discovery Circle
Supporter Contributor Patron
FREE general admissions per visit 6 6 8
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 through our member events. Explore during Monthly Member Mornings, skip lines with early admission, unique tours or talks, and more!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monthly Member Mornings

  • February 10
  • February 24 | Education Showcase
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11

Member Parking

  1. Please visit the Metropolis website to start parking. No need to download an app. Ensure the information in your Metropolis account matches the primary member information on your Space Center Houston membership account.
  2. Add your license plate # and payment information. (Your card will not be charged while parked at Space Center Houston.)
  3. Once your account has been created, press the menu button in the top left corner of the screen, then select “Company Subscriptions” on the menu tab.
  4. Enter the activation code and press “Activate.”
  5. Activation codes will expire periodically. If you are unable to use your activation code, please contact Member Services at [email protected] or by phone at 281-244-2105.

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

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

Access to Discovery Briefings and more unique member events

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

Pre-sale and discount offers for select public events

Discounts on Space U®, Explorer Camps and Family Overnights (Dual+)

Member Space e-newsletter

FREE Home School Days

Additional Member Benefits

All memberships include the benefits above. See the additional stellar 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 $65 $115 $185 $260 $450 $650 $1000
FREE General admission tickets per visit 1 2 4 6 6 6 8
Single use guest passes 2 4 6
DISCOUNTS AND PERKS
Our best discount on additional general admission tickets (4/visit)
Pre-sale and discount offers for select public events Priority Priority Priority
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 Overnights and Space U®
ASTC Passport
(free or discount admission at 350+ science centers)
10% discount for Breakfast with an Astronaut (annually)
EVENTS AND ACCESS
Complimentary Discovery Briefing experiences (invites per quarterly event) 2 2 4
Complimentary Galaxy Lights tickets (annually) 4 4 6
Complimentary Smithsonian Affiliate membership with Smithsonian Magazine
Invitation for 2 to select VIP receptions and events, including the Annual President's Luncheon
Complimentary Breakfast with an Astronaut tickets (2/year)
Two reserved seats for NASA mission crew debriefings
Space Center Tour and FREE Historic Mission Control Tram Tour (for 8, one date annually, 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 $113.70 $175.60 $457.30
Membership is a great value!
Level Individual Dual Family Friends & Family
Price $65 $115 $185 $260
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 $450 $650 $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.
$113.70 $175.60 $457.30

*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 350 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

Contact Member Services

+1 281-244-2100
[email protected]
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058, USA

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NOW LAUNCHING . . .

February is Member Appreciation Month!

Use code MBRTHANKS to get 10% off your membership when you join today! Access special offers like Double Discount Days in the gift shop (20% OFF) and join us for new events all year long.