Space Center Houston Closure Through April 12

HOUSTON, March 20, 2020 – In response to the latest city, state and federal guidelines, we have decided to extend Space Center Houston’s closure to the general public through Sunday, April 12. The health and safety of our guests, employees, volunteers and local community is our utmost priority.

Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, we will carefully reassess the situation in the coming weeks and share any additional updates on our website ( and social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) as they become available. We will not reopen until we can safely welcome back guests and our team.

The closure includes regular operating hours and all public, education, and private programs and events. Ticketholders for public, private and education programs scheduled during our closure will be provided with the options of rescheduling for a date after we reopen or receiving a refund.

As a nonprofit organization that exists to bring dynamic science and exploration learning to the public, our goal will be to continue to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration and to do our part to keep our community connected during this difficult time.

Throughout our closure, we will work hard and creatively to bring Space Center Houston to the public. We will continue to offer compelling new informative and educational content on our social media feeds and our content-rich website, which includes daily blog postings on a wide range of space-related topics and an archive of our Thought Leader Series, presented by UTMB Health. Our Thought Leader Series consists of presentations and panel discussions featuring the best and brightest minds examining the significance of historic missions, sharing the latest news in space exploration and looking ahead to the future of space travel.

Another great way to experience Space Center Houston from anywhere you are is through our mobile app, which includes a virtual tour of Space Center Houston (available for iOS and Android).

Please continue to take precautions to stay healthy and safe. We encourage everyone to refer to CDC recommendations about best practices.

The Space Center Houston team deeply appreciates your patience, support and understanding. We look forward to welcoming you back to Space Center Houston soon.

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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space exploration learning center with extensive educational programs. Space Center Houston is the cornerstone of its mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. The center draws more than 1.25 million visitors annually, was named “Best Museum in Texas” by USA Today and generates a $118.7 million annual economic impact in the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Certified Autism Center. More than 250,000 teachers and students from around the world visit the center annually to experience the educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and do. For more information, go to

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