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 Information Desk upon arrival to find out the location.


Astronaut appearance

Retired astronaut and former NFL wide receiver Leland Melvin is scheduled to discuss the incredible path that took him from the gridiron to the International Space Station, as well as his ongoing advocacy for STEM education at Space Center Houston on Thursday, March 1.

The athlete, engineer and space explorer will speak at 11 a.m. in the Mission Briefing Center. He will also sign copies of his book “Chasing Space” at noon in SpaceTrader gift shop. Join us as Melvin shares how grit and grace are the keys to overcoming adversity and rising to success. This event is included in general admission.