As Space Center Houston reopens to the public, we recognize the important support of our members—a vital part of our Space Center Houston family—and look forward to welcoming you back into the center. Daily capacity will be limited. As a result, you and all guests attending on your membership, in addition to extra guests for whom you have purchased tickets or anyone using guest passes provided as a membership benefit, will need to book a timed admission ticket online and in advance in order to enter the center. You are still required to bring your membership card alongside with your timed tickets.
-Membership Team

Member FAQ

As a Space Center Houston member, you’ll enjoy enriching experiences and valuable benefits.

There’s always something new to see and do at Space Center Houston, including new programs and exclusive hours each month so you can explore the center before it opens to the public. Of course, you’ll also enjoy the benefit of knowing you are helping provide a fun and engaging educational experience for Houston-area students as well as visitors from around the world.

To help you navigate your Space Center Houston membership, we’ve compiled frequently asked questions to assist you. Choose the category that best describes your questions:

I'm considering membership

Anyone can be a member! We only ask that the primary and secondary cardholders be 18 or older.

Membership is intended for noncommercial use by individuals and cannot be transferred. Admissions, guest passes or discounts granted as a privilege of membership can never be sold to another person or entity.

At all levels, annual membership includes one year of free admission to Space Center Houston as well as:

  • Free parking
  • Members-only exhibit opening celebrations
  • Express entry at the door
  • Online 3-day advance access for Apollo Mission Control Center tour reservations
  • 10% discounts on shopping and souvenir photography in the center
  • Private access to exhibits during Monthly Member Mornings (the second Saturday of each month) and so much more! Click here to see the benefits associated with each level of membership.

Space Center Houston offers a range of membership options designed to meet the needs of most visitors. Click here to see the various levels and rates and contact us at membership@spacecenter.org or +1 281-244-2105 with any questions regarding the level that best serves you.
If you have visited within the past two weeks, provide a copy of both your admission ticket and receipt to convert it to a membership. Bring your receipt in person to the Guest Services Desk.
It is not required that you specify a second cardholder name at the Dual level and above. However, at least one named cardholder on record with Space Center Houston needs to be present to take advantage of free Space Center Houston admission.
No. Memberships are non-transferable and valid only for the person(s) whose name is printed on the card. Valid identification is required for all member adults to gain free admission to Space Center Houston.
Yes, Discovery Circle members (the $400 Supporter level and higher) can request an additional membership pass for a caregiver (a grandparent or nanny, for example) who may bring your children (ages 17 and younger) to Space Center Houston.
Memberships are available:

  • Online at spacecenter.org/membership,
  • In person at Space Center Houston
  • By calling +1 281-244-2105, or
  • By mailing your membership contribution to 1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston TX 77058.

According to IRS regulations, the amount paid for Space Center Houston membership is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, minus the fair market value of benefits for which you are eligible.

The following are the fair market values determined by the benefits at each membership level:

  • Individual $0
  • Dual $0
  • Family $0
  • Friends and Family $0
  • Supporter $152
  • Contributor $256
  • Patron $369

You will receive a statement of your contribution with your membership cards and welcome materials. Please keep this for your tax records.

  • The Primary member must be 18 years or older.
  • Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Any changes to the membership, including changing cardholders, we request to be complete within two weeks of purchase.
  • 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.

Once you have completed your purchase, a Space Center Houston membership representative will follow up with you to discuss delivery options for your gift. Please allow at least 5-7 business days for the Gift Certificate delivery via mail. The representative will then ask you to whom and from whom it should be addressed and the mailing address you would like for us mail it to.
If you received a Gift Certificate, you can activate it over the phone, email, or in person at the Guest Services desk inside the center. Please be prepared to give your Gift Certificate number which you can find on the top right corner of the certificate. Once it has been activated, you can start enjoying your benefits right away. Please allow 2-3 weeks for printing of official cards.

  • Email us at membership@spacecenter.org. Please be sure to include your full name and address.
  • Call +1 281-244-2105, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

I just became a Space Center member

Your membership cards, welcome materials and guest passes (if applicable) will arrive within approximately two to three weeks of membership enrollment. Your membership confirmation email provides you with immediate admission. If it’s been more than three weeks since your contribution and you haven’t received your membership cards, please contact us at membership@spacecenter.org and include your current address and phone number.
For example, if you have a Family membership, you’ll be able obtain 4 timed tickets here under “Member Entry”. You will be asked to type in your membership number along with your last name. Please note that you are not being charged for these timed tickets.
Timed tickets are a new admission protocol to support staggered entry to the museum, allowing Space Center Houston to limit the total capacity of guests in the center at one time. All guests, including members, must have a timed admission ticket. While children under three years old receive free admission, they still need a timed admission ticket. Guests can select tickets to enter at every hour from open until 2 p.m.
Please visit our visitor information page to look at the steps we are taking to ensure the safety of our guests.
A NASA Tram Tour boarding pass allows guests to reserve a tour boarding time to avoid lines and support social distancing. To get your free boarding pass, download our free mobile app and make your reservation when you arrive at the center or visit the Guest Services desk upon entry.
Your guest passes and welcome materials will arrive with your official membership cards about two to three weeks after your membership purchase. If you become a member in person at Space Center Houston or online, guest passes are not available that same day.
Yes, if you need to change the name(s) on your card, please contact the Membership Office at +1 281-244-2105 (9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday) or membership@spacecenter.org to have your membership cards reissued with the new name(s). Please note that we send an email to you after your purchase verifying all of the information is correct in your account. Please take this time to make cardholder or any changes. Thank you!
Your membership is valid for one year from the month you purchased it. For example, if you purchased your membership on any day in October, your membership expires one year later on Oct. 31. You can always email us at membership@spacecenter.org or call +1 281-244-2105 (9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday) to inquire about your expiration date.
If you have recently moved or need to change your email address, please do so by contacting the membership office via email at membership@spacecenter.org or call +1 281-244-2105 (9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday)
Please contact us at membership@spacecenter.org and include your name, current address and phone number.

  • Email us at membership@spacecenter.org. Please be sure to include your full name and address.
  • Call +1 281-244-2105, (9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday)

I’d like to manage my membership

Memberships may be upgraded at any time by paying the difference between the current level and the higher level. These level upgrades do not change the expiration date. Members who wish to upgrade within two months of expiration may also choose to simply renew at the higher level. Please visit us at Space Center Houston or call +1 281-244-2105 to complete a membership upgrade.
Yes, if you need to change the name(s) on your card, please contact the Membership Office at +1 281-244-2105 (9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday) or membership@spacecenter.org to have your membership cards reissued with the new name(s). Please note that we send an email to you after your purchase verifying all of the information is correct in your account. Please take this time to make cardholder or any changes. Thank you!
Email us at membership@spacecenter.org and we will be happy to replace your membership card. There is a $10 fee for replacement of each membership card.
Yes, please stop by the Guest Services Desk. A Crew Member will look up your member information when you present your photo ID and issue a temporary membership card for the day. However, there is no way to look up your membership at the parking booth, so without your card you will have to pay for parking.

  • Email us at membership@spacecenter.org. Please be sure to include your full name and address.
  • Call +1 281-244-2105, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday

I have questions about member benefits

In response to the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, some member benefits may at times be temporarily revised or "reimagined" this year. Thank you!

Anyone can be a member! We only ask that the primary and secondary cardholders be 18 or older.

Membership is intended for noncommercial use by individuals and cannot be transferred. Admissions, guest passes or discounts granted as a privilege of membership can never be sold to another person or entity.

Beginning at the $400 Supporter level, members receive guest passes to share with friends and family. In addition, membership allows free admission for a specified number of people each day, depending on membership level. Both membership admissions and guest passes can be used for free general admission during public hours and the number per level is summarized below. Guest passes are not eligible for replacement if lost or stolen.

Membership level

People per day

Guest passes

Individual 1 -
Dual 2 -
Family 4 -
Friends & Family 6 -

Discovery circle

Supporter 6 4
Contributor 6 6
Patron 8 6

Note: Unless your guest is using a guest pass, at least one named cardholding member on record with Space Center Houston needs to be present to take advantage of daily membership admissions.

Guest passes mailed to you with your membership cards may be used during all public hours. Guest passes are not valid during members-only exhibit opening celebrations or Monthly Member Mornings when members gain admission before public hours. Guest passes are not replaced if lost or stolen.
Discovery Circle members (the $400 Supporter level and higher) can request an additional membership pass for a caregiver (a grandparent or nanny, for example) who may bring your children (ages 17 and younger) to Space Center Houston.
No, members receive free admission to special exhibitions during public hours. Occasionally a ticket must be requested or purchased in order to attend exclusive members-only exhibit opening celebrations and events.
In addition to free admission, members visiting Space Center Houston will enjoy:

  • Free parking, a $5 value on each visit
  • Express entry at the door
  • 10% discount on dining, shopping, and souvenir photography

Click here to see all of the benefits associated with each level of membership.

According to IRS regulations, the amount paid for Space Center Houston membership is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, minus the fair market value of benefits for which you are eligible.

The following are the fair market values determined by the benefits at each membership level:

  • Individual $0
  • Dual $0
  • Family $0
  • Friends and Family $0
  • Supporter $152
  • Contributor $256
  • Patron $369

You will receive a statement of your contribution with your membership cards and welcome materials. Please keep this for your tax records.

ASTC Passport is a reciprocal admission program offered through the Association of Science – Technology Centers Incorporated (ASTC).

Friends & Family and Discovery Circle levels of Space Center Houston membership provides eligibility for free or discounted admission at more than 360 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.

Space Center Houston offers the following Smithsonian Affiliate benefits at the Contributor and Patron levels of membership:

  • A personalized Smithsonian Affiliate Membership card, gaining you admission and benefits to Smithsonian Affiliate museums and centers that have opted to offer reciprocal benefits (see the list here).
  • A seven-issue annual subscription to Smithsonian Air & Space magazine
  • 10% discount on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • 10% discount on IMAX and planetarium tickets at the Smithsonian
  • Online benefits from the Smithsonian here
  • Member discount on The Great Courses.

Your membership is valid only at Space Center Houston.
Email us at membership@spacecenter.org or call at +1 281-244-2105 (9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday). We will be pleased to assist you.

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.

Members Month


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.

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Gift Membership


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Member events

Be part of the mission with our member events. Explore the center during exclusive member mornings, exhibit opening events, and more!

Member services

+1 281-244-2100
membership@spacecenter.org
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058, USA

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