Special Events

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

Meet an Astronaut Every Friday and Saturday

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 and Saturdays! 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 Guest Services Desk upon arrival to find out the location. Enhance your experience with Lunch with an Astronaut.


Explore NASA innovations at Technology Day

Hear from NASA experts about food science, environmental life support, planetary sciences and mission operations from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 16 in Astronaut Gallery.

Presentations include:

  • Eating in Space – An Evolution of Food with Dr. Takiyah Sirmons, NASA research scientist supporting advanced food technology
  • Smelling Coffee in Space and How This Helps Us Get to Mars with Dr. John Graf, life support systems engineer; Tanya Rogers, Environmental Control 3 and Jacobs colleague and Rawand Rasheed, NASA Space Technology Research Fellow
  • Bringing Pieces of Other Worlds to Earth with Dr. Marc Fries, planetary scientist; Dr. Julie Mitchell, curator of ices and organics and Dr. Andrea Harrington, Mars sample curator

This event is included in general admission.