Apollo anniversary celebrations

This year, your membership includes discounted tickets for the Space Center Houston celebration of the Apollo lunar landing and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon on July 20. Tickets are available here. See the list of public events for July 16-24 here.

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.

  • June 8
  • July 13 - Members-only Apollo Mission Control Center tram tour at 9 a.m. (space is limited)
  • Aug. 10 - Members-only Apollo Mission Control Center tram tour at 9 a.m. (space is limited)
  • Sept. 14
  • Oct. 12
  • Nov. 9

*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

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 membership@spacecenter.org 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 50 Next Giant Leap: Lunar Landers
Sunday, July 21 | 3:30-5 p.m.

Dr. Steve Jolly, Chief Engineer in the Commercial Civil Space division at Lockheed Martin, will lead this quarter’s discussion on the the development of the lunar landers that will play a key role in humans’ return to the Moon in 2024.

Jolly will review the unprecedented creation of the Apollo-era Lunar excursion Module (LEM) and its accelerated design and development schedule, a stunning achievement of NASA and Industry. He will discuss the implications and head start that work provides for the even more aggressive, and far reaching Artemis Lunar program currently in development at NASA to support a soon return to the Moon. He will show different architectural approaches and articulate how these approaches will fuel a new era of lunar exploration and feed forward to the landing of humans on the surface of Mars.

This fully-hosted event will include special guests Apollo Engineering Alumni, complimentary drinks and light hors d’oeuvres.

Discovery Circle members, RSVP now to accept your complimentary invitation to this insightful research presentation.

Not a Discovery Circle Member? A limited number members-only tickets remain for purchase ($15).

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

Director of Exhibits Paul Spana will lead a private Tram Tour to the fully restored Apollo Mission Control Center and discuss the recently completed project.

A member lounge will be provided, beginning at 4 p.m., for the group to gather and enjoy light refreshments.

* Dates and features subject to change

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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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Save on membership through June 15

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Become a member today and save on free visits for an entire year. You’ll also save on tickets to Apollo 50th Live, presented by JSC Federal Credit Union, tickets and receive a complimentary Apollo 50th commemorative patch.

This offer is only good through Saturday, so sign up today!

Offer valid on new memberships only and cannot be applied to renewals.

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