News Release

Space Center Houston Debuts New Membership Program

Holiday Gift Continues Giving Throughout the Year

HOUSTON, Dec. 18, 2014 – A new membership program debuting today at Space Center Houston offers more benefits and value than ever before with five tiers matched to family and individual needs.

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At a science museum with more than 400 artifacts, fun and engaging educational programs and ever-changing new and permanent exhibits, the program makes it easy to come back and see more.

“This is a very affordable way for families and space enthusiasts to enjoy the many new and exciting educational programs, exhibits and artifacts at Space Center Houston,” said President and CEO Richard E. Allen Jr. “It’s a great value and makes an ideal gift because it continues giving throughout the year.”

All five annual membership levels offer free admission to Space Center Houston for one year, free parking after the first visit, regular news about the center and member benefits, and a 10 percent discount in the gift shop and diner. The “Impact” levels offer premiums such as invitations to special events, birthday cards signed by astronauts, guest passes and a 10 percent discount and early registration on Space Center Houston day camps, to name just a few.

The basic memberships cost $26.95 for the Independence level (individual) and $99 for the Family Curiosity level (two adults, two children). The three Impact memberships are each a package for two adults and four children and cost $175 for Discovery, $300 for Endeavor and $500 for Orion. Additional family members cost $24.95 each. The Orion includes an invitation to NASA mission briefings, the VIP Level 9 tour for two and Lunch with an Astronaut for two. Learn more and join the membership program by visiting www.spacecenter.org/membershipmatters or calling the Membership Line at 281-244-2126.

Revenue from the membership program goes to the Manned Space Flight Education Foundation which owns and operates Space Center Houston. The funding helps support the many educational programs and preservation of rare artifacts.

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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit space museum with an extensive science education program. The cornerstone of its science education mission is Space Center Houston, which USA Today called “The Big Draw” in the greater Houston area with nearly 800,000 visitors annually and a $45 million economic impact on the greater Houston area. It is the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center and draws more than 100,000 teachers and students annually from around the world. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.

SOURCE: Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc.

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