March 11-19

Jam to “Jessie’s Girl” with Rick Springfield, sing along to Sister Hazel‘s “All for You,” and rock out with American Idol winner David Cook and Selena cover band Bidi Bidi Banda. Plus, get an up-close look at the space tech of tomorrow, take part in new immersive Virtual Reality experiences and more!

There’s out-of-this-world fun for everyone during our weeklong festival. Access to the festival is included in general admission.

Please note: This event uses a sequence of flashing lights which may affect guests who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivity.

David Cook
Thursday, March 16 | 5:30 p.m.
Season seven winner of “American Idol”
Sister Hazel

Friday, March 17 | 5:30 p.m.

American Alternative Rock Band from the Sunshine State

Rick Springfield

Saturday, March 18 | 5:30 p.m. 

Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter, Musician & Actor

Bidi Bidi Banda

Sunday, March 19 | 3 p.m. 

Austin’s First All-Star
Selena Tribute Band

Daily Schedule

Ready to rock? Your mission begins here. Share your experience on social using #Moon2MarsFestival

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Festival Hours

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | First Cavalry Division Band 

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | DJ Blue Heron Yacht Club 

2:30 – 3 p.m. | Welcome 

3 – 4:30 p.m. | Bidi Bidi Banda 


9 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Repsol Space Innovation Tent | Space Maze, Space Mural, Golf in Space, Drone Zone

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Repsol Space Innovation Tent | Robotics Challenge

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Repsol Space Innovation Tent | Planetarium, 30-minute experience at the top of every hour

11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. | THINK Neurology Future Astronaut Training Grounds kid’s zone | Kids DJ Science Show

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Outdoors | Rock Wall

Moon 2 Mars balloon art photo op near Mission Mars is available throughout the festival


11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Indoors | The Food Lab

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Indoors | Grounds Control and Market

11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Outdoors | Festival Concessions

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to high demand during our peak seasons, we require guests to reserve timed tickets for entry. You may enter the center 15 minutes before your timed ticket or any time after. If you wish to arrive earlier, you must call our reservations department at 281-283-4755 and ask to reschedule your entry time. However, there is no guarantee that an earlier time will be available.

ASL interpretation will be provided for each of our concerts. If you require ADA seating, please email for more information. Visit our Accessibility Resources for an overview of all accommodations we have on site at Space Center Houston.

The concert times for David Cook, Sister Hazel and Rick Springfield have shifted from 7 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bidi Bidi Banda will now perform on Sunday, March 19, at 3 p.m.

No outside food or drink is allowed in the center. Don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of stellar snacks you can enjoy during your visit!

If you pre-purchased your parking online, we will validate your parking when you arrive at the center. You must still create an account with Metropolis using the posted signs in the parking lot. Once you’ve set up your account, head inside the center and stop by our Guest Services Desk to receive your refund.

During spring break, all tickets are Moon 2 Mars festival tickets. You have general admission access, plus the festival experience. This week, all tram tours will drop you off at the festival entrance. You can also make your way to the festival through The Food Lab.

Our festival-exclusive menu items will only be available concert days, March 16-19. Preview our menu in advance. Refreshments, beer, wine and snacks will be available on festival grounds March 11-15.

Our Historic Mission Control Tram Tour is a paid tour that must be reserved online in advance. This is our most popular tour and it can quickly sell out.

Our two free options, the George W.S. Abbey Rocket Park and Astronaut Training Facility tours, must be reserved through our app or at our Guest Services desk upon entering the center. You must be onsite to reserve these two tours and during our busiest times, they can quickly sell out. We recommend all guests book their tram tours first.

Attending one of our live concerts? Concert seating is limited, so you’re welcome to BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) from March 16 through March 19. There’s plenty of space on our turf lawn for you and your crew to spread out.

Want to jam in the front row for your favorite artist’s concert? Remember to purchase an early timed ticket so you can snag the best spot – space is first-come, first served.

Yes! All exhibitions and experiences in Space Center Houston will be available during festival operating hours, including those experiences included in general admission and paid upgrades to your visit, such as simulators. Learn more about what there is to explore at Space Center Houston.

Our Festival

Our annual Moon 2 Mars Festival is all about bringing people and space closer together. At its core, this festival is a celebration of the innovators and the innovations that power space exploration – to the Moon, Mars and beyond. This space-themed festival features family-friendly activities and live music, along with tasty bites and exciting space exploration experiences.

Experience Space Up Close

03/11 – 03/19: Get unprecedented access to cutting-edge space technology, astronaut appearances, new immersive experiences, and loads of fun at the THINK Neurology Future Astronaut Training Grounds kid’s zone!

Live Music

03/16 – 03/19: Rock out to live music performances all weekend long! Check out our artist lineup ↑

Share your Moon 2 Mars experience

Use #Moon2MarsFestival to share your content with other festival-goers. And follow Space Center Houston on social!

Thank you to our sponsors!



Supported By

Subscribe for Moon 2 Mars Updates

Translate »