Apollo anniversary celebrations

This year, your VIP access will include pre-sale tickets with member discounts for the Space Center Houston celebration of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon on July 20. Tickets will be available soon. 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.

  • May 11
  • June 8
  • July 3
  • Aug. 10
  • Sept. 14
  • >Oct. 12

*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

  • Feb. 28 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Wild Weather
  • 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.

Discovery Briefing: NASA Twins Study
Sunday, June 2 | 4-5:30 p.m.

NASA’s landmark Twins Study brought 10 research teams from around the country together to observe what physiological, molecular and cognitive changes could happen to a human from exposure to spaceflight hazards. This was accomplished by comparing retired astronaut Scott Kelly, while he was in space, to his identical twin brother, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who remained on Earth.

Meet some of our nation’s greatest minds as they reveal their key findings and answer your questions during this extraordinary member-exclusive event. Several members of the Twins Study research team will gather at Space Center Houston for a presentation led by scientist in residence, Dr. John Charles.

Discovery Circle members, RSVP now to accept your complimentary invitation to this insightful research presentation at spacecenter.org/discovery-rsvp.

Not a Discovery Circle Member? We’re offering a limited number of $15 tickets for purchase to members only. Click here to purchase a ticket and join in this unique experience.

Apollo 50 Next Giant Leap: Lunar Landers
Sunday, July 21 | 3:30-5 p.m.
Includes Steven D. Jolly, PhD, special guests Apollo Engineering Alumni, complimentary drinks and hors d’ouevres.

Discovery Circle RSVP is not yet open but general member tickets are available now. Click here to purchase a ticket.

* Dates and features subject to change


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