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Admission Prices

Admission type Buy online & save On-site box office & kiosks
Child (age 3 & younger) Free Free
Kid (age 4-11) $24.95 $29.95
Adult (age 12+) $29.95 $34.95
Senior (age 65+) $27.95 $32.95
Admission Type Buy online & save
Child (age 3 & younger) Free
Kid (age 4-11) $24.95
Adult (ages 12+) $29.95
Senior (age 65+) $27.95

Please note: Admission prices increase by $5 when you purchase tickets at our on-site box office and kiosks.

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Space Center Houston members can count on entry during all general admission hours without needing to secure a timed ticket. Members enjoy free general admission for one year and a variety of benefits, including early admission on select peak days, express entrance, free parking and more.

PLAN AHEAD

Parking & Map

Parking at Space Center Houston is $10 and an additional service fee applies. Members get free parking. Guests can pay by phone upon arrival by scanning the QR codes posted around the parking lot and at the entrance to the center. Guests using international phone numbers can visit the Guest Services desk to process payment for parking.

There is ample parking for buses and oversized vehicles. Guests with electric vehicles may use our electric car charging station after purchasing parking.

Maps of our facility are available digitally on our website, on the Space Center Houston app available for Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as on-site printed copies.

What You Can Bring

  • Comfortable clothing: Guests are advised to wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing as some experiences take place outdoors over extended periods of time. The NASA Tram tour is an open-air tram. Be sure to monitor weather conditions and dress appropriately.
  • Shoes: Wear comfortable shoes, such as athletic shoes. There is a lot to explore in our 183,000-square-foot facility and some walking is required on the NASA Tram Tour.
  • Bags: Bring a small bag. It can seem impossible to lug around your souvenirs and stuff all day. Large diaper bags are permitted, but are subject to inspection. For your safety and the safety of others, all bags must be screened by security officers prior to entering Space Center Houston.
  • Cameras: Charge your camera and bring an extra set of batteries. We welcome photography at Space Center Houston but not inside our theaters. Crew members will point out photo restrictions on the NASA tours. If you are news media, please visit our news page.

 

For your safety and the safety of others, all bags must be screened by security officers prior to entering Space Center Houston.

  • Weapons: Weapons are not permitted in the facility. These include, but are not limited to, guns and other firearms, stun guns, pepper spray and other chemical irritants, explosives and pocket knives or pen knives with blades longer than 4 inches and/or with locking blades. Any item that is in violation of state or federal statues is not permitted.
  • Luggage: “Luggage,” such as oversized backpacks, large duffel bags and suitcases, cannot be brought into the facility. We do have storage available for luggage. It is $7.00 per bag. 
  • Alcoholic beverages: Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
  • Food and coolers: Large quantities of food and coolers are not permitted inside the facility. Exceptions can be made for meals necessitated by dietary or medical needs. Guests are welcome to use the outdoor picnic facility near the front entrance.
  • Pets: With the exception of service animals, pets are not permitted at Space Center Houston.
  • Camera accessories and equipment: Large camera equipment, tripod of any kind (tripods, monopods, gimbals and selfie-sticks), action cameras (GoPros, DJI, etc), external lighting, aerial drones, camera lenses longer than six inches, and audio equipment are not allowed at Space Center Houston.
  • Aerial drones: Visitors cannot use aerial drones at Space Center Houston.
  • Costume or character masks: Guests cannot visit Space Center Houston wearing costume or character masks.

Simulation Experiences

VR simulators: Our virtual reality experience guides you on a spacewalk experience aboard the International Space Station. Experience the view from low-earth orbit.

Motion simulators: Our simulator rides use a powerful hydraulic and theater system to mimic the feel of space travel!

Simulators cost between $8 and $10 per person, when available and on a first-come, first-served basis. Simulation experiences are not included in general admission.

Promotions & Discounts

Browse our most current promotions and discounts, including group discounts, discounts for military personnel or veterans, CityPASS and more.

NASA Tram Tours

Space Center Houston’scNASA Tram Tours are among our most popular experiences. These tours are your chance to go on-site at NASA Johnson Space Center and get an up-close look at human space exploration. Plan ahead – select tours typically sell out far in advance of their tour date. Learn more about our NASA Tram Tours to see how you can add a tour to your visit. 

ASTC Travel Passport Program

If you are a member of a science center or museum participating in the ASTC Passport Program, you are eligible for benefits such as free general admission when you travel outside of your local area. Exclusions apply and benefits vary. Up to two adults (ages 12+) and up to two children (ages 4-11) general admission tickets per membership; does not include special events. At least one adult (age 18+) named on valid membership card must be in attendance. Residency rule is enforced and proof of residence required.
Learn more about the ASTC Passport Program →

ATM

If you need cash during your visit, we have two ATM machines inside Space Center Houston. The machines are located at the Space Center Houston front entrance and the entrance to The Food Lab.

Where to Stay

The City of Webster and Nassau Bay have you covered when it comes to lodging and entertainment near Space Center Houston. Visit our Find a Hotel page to find the location that works best for your stay or use the form below.

Upcoming Events

Attend a Space Center Houston special event to meet NASA astronauts, hear from inspiring thought leaders, become a scientist in immersive educational experiences and more!

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

Yes, please time your visit to align with the entry time you chose for your general admission ticket. This time is only for entry to the center, so ensure your entry time choice aligns with the experiences on your to-see list, such as NASA Tram Tours and more!

Visit our NASA Tram Tours page for instructions on how to secure a boarding pass for one of our three tram tours.

Space Center Houston has peak attendance on weekends, holidays and in the summer. We recommend guests arrive as early as possible during these times. We extend hours to accommodate visitors during busy times.

If you are visiting and have special sensory needs, we regularly host Sensory Friendly Events that offer a low-sensory experience for individuals of all ages.

To request a refund or reschedule for timed admission tickets, you must contact our Reservations Department at [email protected] or (281) 283-4755 at least 48 hours in advance of the date/time on your tickets.

Members no longer need to reserve a time to visit the center. 

No, CityPASS holders can go directly to the main entrance upon arrival. 

Guests using international phone numbers can visit the Guest Services desk to process payment for parking.

To reserve a specific date and time for your visit with a non-dated Space Center Houston admission tickets while onsite at the center, visit our Guest Services Desk just inside the entrance to Space Center Houston. Note: the original tickets must presented at the concierge.

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We are able to book group visits now. Please contact our Reservations Department to book a group visit at [email protected] or +1 281-283-4755.

We will continue to work to bring Space Center Houston to the public digitally. Space Center Houston is committed to making science and space exploration accessible for everyone.

Continue to explore space virtually with us! Connect with us on social media stay-to-date with NASA missions, upcoming launches, special events and educational programs

Experience our monthly Space Center Houston’s Thought Leader Series, presented by UTMB Health. Hear from space experts on a variety of topics including current and former NASA flight controllers, retired NASA astronauts, leading women in space and more.

Take a virtual tour of the museum. Download the free Space Center Houston mobile app for augmented reality, videos and audio stories about the future and historic feats in human space exploration.

Space Center Houston strongly encourages all guests to wear a face mask during their visit, but masks are not required in our facility. 

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