Special Events

Visit during one of our special events and engage in additional activities.

Meet an Astronaut Every Friday

They’ve been to outer space, traveling at 17,500 miles per hour…Now they’re coming to Space Center Houston and you can meet them and hear about their out-of-this world adventures on Fridays! This is included in your admission price so don’t miss out! The Astronauts will present at 11 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. with a 30-minute presentation and Q&A. Location varies; please visit the Information Desk upon arrival to find out the location.


‘A True Story of Summits, Space and Speed’

Meet the only person to have flown in space and reached the summit of Mount Everest Saturday at Space Center Houston’s Lunch with an Astronaut.

Retired astronaut Dr. Scott Parazynski will appear at Lunch with an Astronaut, speak twice publicly at the center and autograph his bestselling book, “The Sky Below: A True Story of Summits, Space and Speed,” Oct. 21 at Space Center Houston.

Parazynski retired from NASA in March 2009 after five NASA space shuttle missions, seven spacewalks and more than 50 days in space. His memoir shares with readers his adventures of space exploration, getting “the call” from NASA, training for the Olympics and reaching the summit of Mt. Everest.

Parazynski will give a public talk at 11 a.m. before his Lunch with an Astronaut appearance at noon. He will give another public talk at 1:20 p.m. and then sign his book from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. The public talks and book signing are included in general admission.

Enhance your experience with Lunch with an Astronaut to hear first-hand stories from a NASA astronaut while enjoying a delicious lunch prepared and served by our in-house catering staff. Ticket price also includes admission to Space Center Houston.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased in advance.

Food allergies or special dietary requirements? Let us know in the “order notes” box at check out.

Get your tickets today and hear about his remarkable life.


International Science Center and Science Museum Day Nov. 10

Celebrate International Science Center and Science Museum Day at Space Center Houston by visiting Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission or having Lunch with an Astronaut. The annual day is held in conjunction with the United Nation’s World Science Day for Peace and Development.