Summer in space - Days of Elevation

Spread your wings this summer at Space Center Houston during Days of Elevation. Whether you’re looking for family fun, educational activities or an extra-special adventure, Space Center Houston has something for everyone.

Above and Beyond

Take flight this summer in our all-new exhibit Above and Beyond, presented by Boeing and made possible locally by Coca-Cola. Explore aerospace innovation through immersive videos, simulations, interactive galleries and design challenges. Soar like a bird, take a ride in an elevator to outer space, design and fly your very own supersonic jet and more.

Special events

Take your experience to the next level with our special summer events. Become a scientist in our Pop-Up Science Labs through engaging, hands-on space and science activities all summer long. Meet an Astronaut and hear their first-hand space exploration stories every Friday and Saturday. Spend a night at the museum and sleep under the wing of a shuttle carrier aircraft in our Family Camp-Outs June 23. Hear from experts on a variety of space and science topics in our monthly Thought Leader Series. Mingle with young professionals at our Starlight Social May 31.

Mission Mars

Elevate your summer with off-planet exploration. Discover what hardware will get us to Mars and how humans may live on the red planet in our Mission Mars exhibit. Touch a Mars rock, launch a bottle rocket and step inside our Orion simulator to blast off on your own space exploration journey to the fourth planet in our solar system.

Independence Plaza

Explore the shuttle era like never before in Independence Plaza. Walk inside our high-fidelity shuttle replica Independence to get a feel for what it’s like to be an astronaut. Continue your space exploration journey by touring NASA 905, the historic shuttle carrier aircraft that ferried all six of NASA’s space shuttles.

Pursue the ultimate adventure and immerse yourself in the wonder and excitement of space exploration.

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