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.
- Aug. 14
- Sept. 11
- Oct. 9
- Nov. 13
- Dec. 11
*Dates, perks and features subject to change
Please note: ALL members and their guests, ages 0+, must have a timed entry ticket. This includes additional guests using complimentary membership Guest Passes.
Apollo Mission Control Center Tours
Reservations can be made for the Apollo Mission Control Room tour and are limited to the number of general admissions allowed as a benefit of your membership. You are still able to reserve your spot for any NASA Tram Tour through our Space Center Houston app once you are on site.
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.
*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.
Space Center Houston members enjoy an exclusive opportunity to explore and celebrate the opening of new special exhibits. Access to these exclusive events are part of your member benefits.
Be the Astronaut
Oct. 8 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. & Oct. 9 at 8 - 10 a.m.
Explore Be the Astronaut, a world-class exhibit experience infused with state-of-the-art video game technology. Apply what you learn about the challenges and excitement of space flight as you fly spaceships, pilot landers and drive rovers.
*Dates and features subject to change. Refreshments will not be offered at this exhibit opening. Please limit your number of guests to the number of admissions allowed per your membership level. At least one card-holding member must accompany your group; be prepared to present your official member card and ID.
Save the date
Nov. 11 | noon - 1:30 p.m.
Contributor and Patron level members are invited to hear from President and CEO William T. Harris as he shares the impact of recent philanthropy and exciting plans for Space Center Houston’s future.
More details and registration to follow.
Discovery Briefings are exclusive opportunities 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. 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.
Save the Date!
Discovery Briefing: SLS | 6:30 p.m., Sept. 17
NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) will be the most powerful rocket ever built. It is an advanced launch vehicle for a new era of human exploration beyond Earth's orbit. With it's unprecedented power and capabilities, SLS is the only rocket that can send Orion astronauts and large payloads to the Moon on a single mission.
Discovery Briefing: Gemini V and Mercury 9
Thursday, June 24
Unlike the later Gemini and Apollo missions, each Mercury mission bore the number 7 to honor the teamwork and collaboration of the first seven astronauts in American history. Space Center Houston is proud to have on display in Starship Gallery Faith 7, the final Mercury spacecraft to go into orbit.
Designed to take two astronauts at a time, the Gemini Program was aptly named after the constellation, whose name in Greek means “Twins.” Gemini V was significant because of its duration. To get to the Moon would take eight days, so this groundbreaking mission helped NASA engineers determine how well fuel cells would hold up to that journey. On loan from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the actual flown Gemini V spacecraft is on display here at Houston’s first Smithsonian Affiliate.
Discovery Briefing: Moon Rocks
Friday, April 30
Space Center Houston exhibits director Paul Spana will led a discussion about our Lunar Vault and the largest display of Moon rocks on public display in the world. Please note that space is limited and RSVP is required.
Six different Apollo missions brought lunar rocks to Earth. To study and preserve these priceless rocks, NASA created the Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility at NASA Johnson Space Center.
The lunar vault in Starship Gallery at Space Center Houston is a certified clean room. The equipment seen in the room is the same equipment used in Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility.
*Dates and features subject to change
Continue the Galaxy Lights tradition in 2021! Beginning this November, embark on a festive adventure with Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant, the most technologically advanced light display in the region, featuring a high-tech kinetic light show, interactive experiences and programmable displays.
Members enjoy discounted tickets plus express entry for your journey through this adventure! Discovery Circle members receive complimentary tickets annually.
Mark your calendars - anticipated Member Preview Night is Nov. 12! Not a member yet? Join today!
Apollo 13 celebration
Space Center Houston is celebrating the Apollo 13 mission and invites members to take part in mission memories on Saturday, April 17, the 51st anniversary of the crew’s safe return to Earth, splashdown day.
Experience two livestreamed panel discussions with Apollo-era legends and current NASA experts in Astronaut Gallery. Discovery Circle members can experience the discussions from the comfort of the Mission Briefing Center by invitation only. This Discovery Circle member event will be socially distanced, and space is limited. Those in attendance will receive an autographed commemorative photo.
Make it your mission to see the new Apollo 13 sculpture, the actual Apollo 17 command module, the new spring exhibit, Apollo: When We Went to the Moon, and more that tells the story of historic feats of the past and future of space exploration.
LAST CALL BEFORE FALL
Aug. 1 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Independence Plaza & Special Events Building
Celebrate this year's new and renewing members with us as the last days of summer approach. See what's on tap at Space Center Houston this fall.
Dive into astronaut training with NASA virtual reality headsets and get a glimpse into how astronauts push human extremes to prepare for life in space. Use insights from astronaut training to unlock your capabilities and potential. Ages 4-12 will enjoy our Train Like an Astronaut interactive challenges this summer. Complete an obstacle course and more.
See a massive atmospheric balloon and learn about how NASA studies the layers of our atmosphere. The research conducted by NASA, combined with observations, data assimilation and modeling, improves society’s ability to predict how future changes in atmospheric composition will affect climate, weather and air quality.
In a microgravity environment of space, changes to the human body can affect muscles, bones and balance. To measure how gravitational environments may affect balance and stability, astronauts go through a variety of tests before and after space travel. By observing the impact on the human body in space, scientists are finding solutions that can help people on Earth. Space Center Houston and Baylor College of Medicine are investigating how balance changes with age. Be part of the NASA mission and take part in this community science initiative through a simple, interactive experiment.
Enjoy music and special guests, plus complimentary treats and specialty cocktails discounted for purchase (ages 21+) from Space Center Houston caterer Wolfgang Puck.
Members also enjoy early access to the center at 8:30 a.m., providing you an opportunity to reserve NASA Tram Tours, and VR or simulator experiences, before general admission opening.
Make it your mission to visit Space Center Houston this Memorial Day weekend. Jump the lines with member-exclusive early admission May 28-31! Join during our Membership Flash Sale now through May 31 and receive 10 percent off new memberships (excluding Patron level). New Discovery Circle members get our latest SpaceX Patch with our thanks.
Your new membership comes with so many perks! Reserve seats before you arrive for episode one of our new film Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, enter early before general admission on select peak days and make your Tram Tour reservations first. Join now with promo code 10OFF to take 10 percent off your new membership.
Offer valid on new memberships only and cannot be applied to renewals.
During the entire month of February, love is in the air at Space Center Houston. We love our loyal members! To thank you for taking your relationship with Space Center Houston from visitor to member, we’re celebrating all February long by offering the following members-only specials.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deal
Give the gift of adventure, exploration and delight—a gift that lasts all year long. Share your valued Space Center Houston membership experience with your family and friends when you give a Space Center Houston membership. Save 15% on new gift memberships today through Cyber Monday only online discount code GIVESPACE.
Don’t miss our member frequently asked questions with a plethora of information about becoming a member, benefits, membership management and more.
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To show our members how much we appreciate them this spring, we are providing a member’s lounge. This will give you an exclusive place to relax and recharge away from the crowds while enjoying snacks and water.