Galaxy Lights

Members enjoy new perks during the world premiere of Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant! Learn more and get your tickets below.

Monthly Member Mornings

Space Center Houston opens early for members at 8 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. During these exclusive hours – before the center is open to the public – members can explore all of our exhibits. Occasionally, members find a variety of pop-up perks such as complimentary coffee and tea, free simulator rides and more. Member mornings are always FREE for members, and there’s no special ticket or need to RSVP! Show your membership card and photo ID for entry.

  • Sept. 14
  • Oct. 12
  • Nov. 9
  • Dec. 14

*Dates, perks and features subject to change

Exhibit Opening Events

Space Center Houston members enjoy an exclusive opportunity to explore and celebrate the opening of new special exhibits. Nosh on complimentary hors d'oeuvres and enjoy features from the cash bar as you take in our newest additions. Access to these exclusive events are part of your member benefits.

New exhibit, Wild Weather logo

  • May 30 at 6:30 p.m. - Journey to Space
  • Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. - Playing with Light

*Dates and features subject to change

Apollo Mission Control Center Tours

Access Member Timed Tickets for Apollo Mission Control Center here

Reservations can be made for either the 10:30 a.m. or the 2:30 p.m. tram and are limited to the number of free general admissions typically allowed as a benefit of your membership.*

Please note that all guests are currently experiencing limited opportunities to visit the restored Apollo Mission Control Center. As such, we ask members to verify their plans to visit to Space Center Houston prior to claiming tour tickets.

Timed tickets for other regularly scheduled NASA Tram Tour destinations are not required and priority boarding for members will continue as usual.

*Abuse of the timed ticketing system includes and is not limited to commercial use and the sale of tours. As noted in the terms and conditions of membership, evidence that the benefits and privileges of membership are being abused, in particular online timed ticketing, is grounds for revocation of the membership and all associated benefits without refund. Space Center Houston is testing this new method of ‘member priority boarding.’ Priority boarding benefits all members so long as the system is used only as intended.

Galaxy Lights

Be one of the first to tour Houston's newest holiday tradition, Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant. Tickets for the Member Preview Nights on Nov. 14 and 15 are just $10 (50% discount)!

Reserve your spot and see the most technologically advanced light display in the region, featuring a high-tech kinetic light show, interactive experiences and programmable displays. Embark on a festive adventure and get your Galaxy Lights tickets today!

Members also enjoy a 20% discount on tickets from Nov. 16 through Jan. 5, plus express entry and priority boarding for your journey through this adventure!

Annual Space Center VIP Tours

A member benefit exclusive to Contributor and Patron level members, members experience Space Center Houston with knowledgeable guides and/or exhibits staff. They will bring special exhibits and historic artifacts to life in a whole new way.

Contributor and Patron members may now request the Annual VIP Tour on a day and time convenient to each member household. The tour of Space Center Houston is available for two individuals per membership, at least one of whom is a card-holding member. Due to limited crew who can guide you through this outstanding experience, we cannot guarantee to meet all requests. Further, we may invite additional Contributor and Patron members once a tour is scheduled. All tours will be limited to 10 members to ensure that everyone gets the most out of the VIP Tour experience.

Request your tour at least three weeks in advance via email to or by calling +1 281-244-2105.

Find out how you can upgrade your current membership level to take advantage of this truly unique benefit by calling +1 281-244-2105.

Discovery Briefings

Discovery Briefings are an exclusive opportunity for Discovery Circle members to get behind the scenes and dive deep with curators, space historians, current NASA scientists, and others investigating deep space exploration.

The Briefing series debuted December 2017 featuring an in-depth exploration of Space Center Houston’s lunar rocks collection – the largest collection of lunar samples on public display in the world and one of only eight places in the world where one can touch a Moon rock.

Since then, we’ve explored the Apollo 11 command module “Columbia,” the Saturn V rocket, space suits and Human in the Loop testing.

Members ask intriguing questions throughout the presentations, but the one-to-one and small group conversations members typically enjoy with the presenters at the conclusion have become a hallmark of the series.

Please note that space is limited and RSVP is required.

Apollo Mission Control Center
Saturday, Sept. 14 | 4:30 - 6 p.m.

At this fall’s Discovery Briefing, Space Center Houston Exhibits Director Paul Spana will lead a private NASA Tram Tour to the fully-restored Apollo Mission Control Room and discuss the recently completed project.

Members are invited to gather in the lounge set up exclusively for this event beginning at 4 p.m. and enjoy light refreshments before the private tour. Space is limited. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

* Dates and features subject to change

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Galaxy Lights

Be one of the first to tour Houston's newest holiday tradition, Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant. Tickets for the member preview nights on Nov. 14 and 15 are just $10 (50% discount)! Please visit our member events page for more information!

Join us!

Enjoy the many benefits of our new enhanced Space Center Houston membership such as free admission, exhibit opening celebrations, special events and discounts in the gift shop, diner and camps. You also will be supporting an important mission.

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Member services

+1 281-244-2100
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058, USA


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