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.


Apollo 17 legends explore its history 45 years later

The day after the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 17 launch, get an in-depth new look at the last lunar landing with legends from the mission at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. Apollo 17 astronaut Dr. Harrison “Jack” Schmitt and former Apollo 17 lead flight director Gerry Griffin will speak on “Apollo 17 – Something More Than Gossamer Wings” in this Thought Leader Series talk. Tickets are $30 and the proceeds go toward the mission to restore Historic Apollo Mission Control.

See a piece of that history, the Apollo 17 command module, at Space Center Houston inside Starship Gallery. Dubbed “America,” it’s one of 19 Apollo command modules on display in the country.

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