Space Center Houston will host its first Sensory Friendly Evening designed specifically for children with sensory sensitivities and their families 5:30-9 p.m. on April 20.
Individuals diagnosed with conditions such as, but not limited to, autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder are invited to explore Space Center Houston in a reduced sensory environment.
Explore the center in a sensory supportive setting with modified lightning, music and sound effects. A limited number of tickets are available for this private event to allow visitors to enjoy Space Center Houston without crowds. Space Center Houston’s Zero-G Diner will be open for food purchases.
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.
Sensory Friendly Evening tickets are $29.95 for adults and $24.95 for children and include a second-day ticket. Second-day tickets allow visitors to return to the center to experience sensory-stimulating attractions such as the simulator rides, films, live shows and the NASA Tram Tour. Second-day tickets are redeemable any operational day within one year of purchase.
Frequently asked questions:
- Astronaut Gallery
- Independence Plaza (shuttle carrier aircraft and shuttle replica), presented by Boeing
- Spring exhibit Math Moves!, presented by the City of Webster
- Mission Mars (except for Orion simulator)
- Pop-Up Science Labs
- Starship Gallery
- Zero-G Diner
- SpaceTrader gift shop
These areas will be closed during Sensory Friendly Evening but can be enjoyed on another day using the second-day ticket included in the Sensory Friendly Evening purchase:
- Exhibits with extreme volume or other sensory-challenging components
- Morphis, T-38 flight and Orion simulators
- Live shows and movies in Destiny Theater, Space Center Theater and the Mission Briefing Center
- NASA Tram Tours
- Showtime Pictures souvenir photo experiences