News Release

Space Center Houston reopens to public on Saturday

Nonprofit cuts admission by half for three days; donates a third of admissions to Harvey relief

HOUSTON, Aug. 31, 2017 — Space Center Houston will reopen to the public on Saturday, Sept. 2. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Monday, the Labor Day weekend.

In a show of support, the nonprofit will reduce the admission price during those three days by half to $15 and will donate a third of those admissions to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Parking also will be free.

“Our hearts go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Harvey’s winds, torrential rain and the devastating flooding,” said William T. Harris, president and CEO of the Manned Space Flight Education Foundation and Space Center Houston. “Space Center Houston is a family and our family has enjoyed a deep and meaningful relationship with Texans and especially the people of the greater Houston area. While the recovery efforts will be arduous and emotional, we are committed to rebuilding our communities through the strength of our bonds.”

Space Center Houston was secured throughout this unprecedented weather event and did not flood. The artifacts are safe, including Independence Plaza which is engineered to withstand winds up to 120 miles per hour. The center closed last Saturday, Aug. 19.

NASA Johnson Space Center will remain closed until Tuesday, Sept. 5, so a limited NASA Tram Tour with stops at Rocket Park and Vehicle Mock-Up Facility will be available Saturday, Sept. 2-Monday, Sept. 4. Level 9 tours will return on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The museum exhibits, films and shows will be open. There are added special daily appearances by an astronaut. The summer exhibit closes on Labor Day.

For more information or to plan a visit, go to spacecenter.org.

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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space 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 million visitors annually, was called “The Big Draw” by USA Today and generates a $73 million annual economic impact in the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is a Smithsonian Affiliate and the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. More than 200,000 youth from around the world visit the center annually to experience our educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and experience. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.

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