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Don't miss our guide to exploring Space Center Houston this spring break

Celebrate Apollo 11 50th anniversary

A New Moon Rises

Lunar landscape photo at Space Center Houston The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera has captured dramatic landscapes of the Moon for more than six years. A New Moon Rises showcases those breathtaking images from Apollo landing sites to majestic mountains that rise out of the darkness of the lunar poles. Discover A New Moon Rises Feb. 16 – April 28 in Astronaut Gallery.

Space on Screen

Lunar landscape photo at Space Center Houston Watch incredible space films among some of the artifacts they depict in our new Space on Screen series. See documentaries and classic space films in the center in our six-story-tall Space Center Theater, the largest 4K theater in Texas. Now space and movie enthusiasts can experience their favorite classics like never before!

Astronaut training facility tour

Have you ever wondered how astronauts train for microgravity?

Hop on a tour and take a ride to NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) and see how astronauts train underwater to prepare for challenges in low Earth orbit March 9-16. The NBL is a 6.2-million-gallon diving tank where astronauts perform simulated extravehicular (spacewalk) tasks.

NBL tours are $12.95 per visitor and must be purchased in addition to your general admission ticket. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the Guest Services Desk. Space is limited. Please note the tour visits a working government facility which is subject to availability and can temporarily close to visitors without notice. Tours will leave at approximately the scheduled departure time.

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Lunar landscape photo at Space Center Houston

Special events, exhibits and experiences

Thought Leader Series

Lunar landscape photo at Space Center Houston Hear from NASA chief scientist Dr. James Green in the next installment of our Thought Leader Series at 7 p.m. on March 20. Dr. Green has managed numerous NASA missions from Mercury to Pluto that have ushered in a golden age of planetary exploration. These missions include the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars rovers Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity, and the New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond. Currently, he is engaged in a variety of future NASA science missions, such as the next Mars rover and the Europa Clipper.

Wild Weather

Lunar landscape photo at Space Center Houston Explore the untamed forces of nature that impact the world around us in our all-new spring exhibit Wild Weather, Feb. 23 - April 21. Find out how emerging technologies and recent scientific discoveries are improving our ability to forecast severe weather and enhancing our awareness of global weather phenomena.

Astronaut Mission Memories

Astronaut performing spacewalk Don’t miss our Astronaut Mission Memories at Rocket Park March 9-17. A NASA astronaut will share their mission memories and experiences with guests at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day. The presenting astronauts include Brian Duffy, Ken Cameron, Bill McArthur, Jerry Ross and Mark Polansky. Astronaut Mission Memories are included in general admission.

Lunch with an Astronaut

Lunar landscape photo at Space Center Houston Enhance your space adventure with Lunch with an Astronaut. Meet a space explorer and hear their first-hand mission experiences, and don’t forget to snap a stellar selfie with an astronaut. March 11-16 astronauts Jerry Ross, Brian Duffy, Bill McArthur will share space stories at Lunch with an Astronaut.

Explorer Camps

Lunar landscape photo at Space Center Houston Children ages 4-11 can experience the wonders of space exploration in our Explorer Camps March 9-15. Campers can spend the day exploring engineering, planetary science and more in our one-day Explorer Camp on March 9. March 11-15 campers spend a week discovering robotics, engineering, how astronauts train for missions, and more.

Pop-Up Science Labs

Vex robot on Mars map with children Become a scientist in our Pop-Up Science Labs. Build and launch your own rocket, operate a robotic rover on our Mars map and learn about how NASA explores the cosmos to further our understanding of the universe. Experience Pop-Up Science Labs in Astronaut Gallery and Kids Space Place March 9-17 and in Independence Plaza and Rocket Park March 14-17.

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