Sensory Friendly Evening debuted in 2017 as part of our efforts to be more accessible. It invites people diagnosed with conditions such as, but not limited to, autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder, to explore Space Center Houston in a reduced sensory environment.
Explore the center in a sensory-supportive setting with modified lighting, music and sound effects. A limited number of tickets are available for this private event to allow visitors to enjoy Space Center Houston without crowds.
Space Center Houston’s Zero-G Diner will be open for food purchases and can accommodate many dietary restrictions such as gluten, egg, dairy and nut allergies. Visitors with dietary restrictions may bring food into Zero-G Diner.
Visitors can participate in special editions of our Pop-Up Science Labs operated by instructors who are trained to accommodate guests with sensory sensitivities. There also will be a designated quiet room.
To accommodate more families, Sensory Friendly Evening tickets are now offered at the special lower price of $15.95. Children 3 years and younger receive free admission.
Frequently asked questions:
- Astronaut Gallery
- Independence Plaza (shuttle carrier aircraft and shuttle replica), presented by Boeing
- Mission Mars (except for Orion simulator)
- Pop-Up Science Labs
- Starship Gallery
- Zero-G Diner
- SpaceTrader gift shop
These areas will be closed during Sensory Friendly Evening:
- Exhibits with extreme volume or other sensory-challenging components
- Morphis, T-38 flight and Orion simulators
- Live shows and movies in Destiny Theater, Space Center Theater and the Mission Briefing Center
- NASA Tram Tours
- Showtime Pictures souvenir photo experiences