Space Center Houston Debuts Galaxy Frights, presented by Reliant

HOUSTON, Sept. 24, 2020 – Get your costumes and treat bags ready! Experience Space Center Houston’s new family-friendly, Galaxy Frights, presented by Reliant Oct. 30-31.

“We’re thrilled to offer a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween at Space Center Houston’s new Galaxy Frights, presented by Reliant,” said William T. Harris, president and CEO of the dynamic science and space exploration learning destination. “Explore the world of weird science with interactive activities and trick or treat safely among the museums extensive artifact collection.”

“Now more than ever, the community is looking for opportunities to safely spend time with family and friends,” said Elizabeth Killinger, president of Reliant. “Galaxy Frights, presented by Reliant, is the perfect place for Houstonians of all ages to enjoy the Halloween fun.”

Take part in spectacularly spooky space experiences including a masquerade parade around the new SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket; hear from special guest speakers including NASA astronauts; and have fun with gross and weird science activities.

Get an up-close look at NASA’s spider-like robot, Spidernaut. Under development at NASA Johnson Space Center, this prototype forms the basis for a series of new arachnid class Extra-Vehicular Robotics (EVR) robots being used to further space exploration.

Watch the premiere of a new spooky space film and hear NASA astronauts, engineers and flight controllers share their scariest space mission memories. Take a selfie with Space Center Houston’s mascot Commander Quest in front of a massive inflatable full Moon, visit trick or treat candy stations and explore a scavenger hunt through the center’s free mobile app.

Galaxy Frights has spooky activities for all ages 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct 30-31. Social distancing measures and face masks for guests ages two and older are required. Costume masks will not be permitted.

For timed admission tickets to Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Frights, visit spacecenter.org. Ticket prices range from $24.95 for children (ages 4-11) to $29.95 for adults (12 and older) with discounts for seniors and members of the military. All Space Center Houston experiences are subject to change while the center continues to monitor state and local health and safety guidelines.

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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 www.spacecenter.org.

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