Space Center Houston invites people of all ages diagnosed with conditions such as, but not limited to, autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder, to explore science and space exploration in a reduced sensory environment.
- Sept. 22, 2018
- 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
- Dec. 8, 2018
- 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
This sensory-supportive setting will include modified lighting, music and sound effects. The number of tickets are limited for this exclusive event to allow visitors to enjoy Space Center Houston in a sensory friendly atmosphere without large crowds.
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, we offer Sensory Friendly Evening tickets at the special lower price of $15.95 and children three years and younger get in free.
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.
Frequently asked questions:
- Astronaut Gallery
- Independence Plaza (shuttle carrier aircraft and shuttle replica), presented by Boeing
- Seasonal traveling exhibit
- Mission Mars (except for Orion simulator)
- Pop-Up Science Labs
- Starship Gallery
- Zero-G Diner
These areas will be closed during Sensory Friendly Evening:
- Exhibits with extreme volume or other sensory-challenging components
- Morphis, T-38 and Orion flight simulators
- Live shows and movies in Destiny Theater, Space Center Theater and the Mission Briefing Center
- NASA Tram Tours
- Showtime Pictures souvenir photo experiences
- SpaceTrader gift shop