Super Bowl LI

Score a Space Town touchdown with a trip to Space Center Houston during your Super Bowl LI celebrations.

Discover The Real Thing at Space Center Houston including a moon rock you can touch, multiple flown spacecraft, a spacesuit worn on the moon and more.

Must-see attractions

Kick off your Space Center Houston visit by exploring our top attractions.

On first down, rush to see our new interactive exhibit, Mission Mars. Touch a piece of Mars, experience a virtual Martian sunset, climb into a simulated Orion capsule and feel the texture of rock cliffs inspired by the red planet in our new exhibit.

On second down, pass through NASA Johnson Space Center on our NASA Tram Tour. Space Center Houston’s most popular attraction is your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at space exploration at the home for human spaceflight, Johnson Space Center.

On third down, huddle up inside the original shuttle carrier aircraft and a high-fidelity shuttle replica in Independence Plaza. Explore this innovative, one-of-a-kind exhibit celebrating the shuttle era and its impact on current and future space exploration.

Move those chains on fourth down. Push over the goal line by experiencing Space for Art. Meet the astronauts, scientists and engineers behind paintings, photography, music, quilts, ceramics, a graphic novel, custom skateboards and more in a unique look at the point where art meets science. The exhibit also features The Space Suit Art Project, a display of spacesuit replicas that were each hand painted by young cancer patients.

Super Bowl exclusives

Combine sports and science in our robotic obstacle course beginning at 11 a.m. Jan. 29 through Feb. 5 in Astronaut Gallery. Develop rover-driving skills and agility by maneuvering a Sphero® robot through a challenging obstacle course with friends and family.

Continue your robotic training with our Vex robot activity beginning at 11 a.m. Jan. 30 through Feb. 5. Use a remote control to guide a Vex rover across a field, pick up a block and transport the block to the other side of the field. Compete with others to see who can deliver their cargo fastest.

Become a scientist and conduct your very own experiments in our Pop-up Science Labs Jan. 29 through Feb. 5 in Astronaut Gallery. Perform experiments like using conductive materials to make a bulb light up, identifying the effect of crater formation based impact variables and building a shock absorbing system that will protect astronauts when they land on Mars.

Have you ever wondered how astronauts train for microgravity? Feb. 1-6 tour the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and learn how astronauts train underwater for upcoming missions. Please visit the Information Desk for departure location and scheduled intervals. Space is limited.

Don’t miss a special documentary on the late astronaut Eugene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17 and the last human to step foot on the surface of the moon. Commander Cernan discusses his journey to becoming a NASA astronaut, his two missions to the moon and his life after NASA. Showings will begin at 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. in Space Center Theater. The documentary is approximately 90 minutes.

Join our GooseChase Scavenger Hunt. Your mission is to explore Space Center Houston, discover artifacts flown in space, take a selfie on the flight deck of a real Boeing 747 and much more. Upon completion stop by the Information Desk to receive a set of five space shuttle bookmarks.

Joining the game is easy:
1. Download the GooseChase iPhone or Android app.
2. Register for an account.
3. Search for the “Space Center Houston – Special Events” game from the games page in the app.
4. Join the game and start playing.

Enhance your experience

Eat lunch with a NASA astronaut and hear first-hand stories about their experiences exploring and studying space in special editions of Lunch with an Astronaut Jan. 30-Feb. 4 and Feb. 6.

NASA astronaut Clay Anderson floating aboard the International Space Station.

Monday, Jan. 30, hear from astronaut Mike Foreman, a veteran of two space flights logging more than 26 days in space, including five spacewalks. Tuesday, Jan. 31, hear from astronaut Clay Anderson, a veteran of two space flights logging more than 167 days in space, including six spacewalks. Wednesday, Feb. 1, hear from astronaut Ken Cameron, a veteran of three space flights logging over 23 days in space. On Thursday, Feb. 2, hear from astronaut Brian Duffy, a veteran of four space flights logging a total of 40 days in space. On Thursday Feb. 3, hear from astronaut Tom Jones, a veteran of four space flights logging over 52 days in space, including three spacewalks. On Friday, Feb. 4, and Monday, Feb. 6, hear from astronaut Jerry Ross, a veteran of seven space flights logging more than 58 days in space, including nine spacewalks. Click here to learn more and book your Lunch with an Astronaut.

Get unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to see the real world of NASA in our guided Level 9 tours. Walk through the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, see the 6-million-gallon pool at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab where astronauts train for weightlessness, and have all of your questions answered by a highly qualified docent. Level 9 tours last four to five hours and have a maximum of 12 people. The tours begin each day at 10:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Space is limited so click here to learn more and reserve your Level 9 tour today!

Looking for a truly unique experience? For a limited time, take a private, guided tour of NASA Johnson Space Center including floor-level access to the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility where astronauts train. The tours have a maximum of 10 people. To book a private tour, contact our reservations specialists at or +1 281-283-4755.

Before kickoff on Super Sunday, make sure your game plan includes a trip to Space Center Houston.

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