Oct. 22-23 and 29-30

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Included in general admission


Launch your Halloween with a boo-m at our Galaxy Frights experience October Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30.

Our creepy cosmic activities include:

  • Dress up as your favorite character and join the costume parades in the main plaza.*
  • Trick or treat at multiple candy stations around the center.
  • Watch our original "Facing Fear" film with NASA astronauts, engineers, and flight controllers sharing how they confront and overcome some of the scariest aspects of space exploration in Mission Briefing Center.
  • Become a mad scientist in our family-friendly Pop-up Science Labs. Learn about surface tension through a dry ice experiment, discover black holes, and explore mutations.
  • Help decorate our monster-sized mural in The Food Lab. This massive space mural has planets, meteors, astronauts, and more ready to be filled with your colorful creativity.
  • Navigate your way through an inflatable maze on The Food Lab patio.
  • Take a photo at our Commander Quest selfie station and rotating, inflatable Moon in Astronaut Gallery.
  • Explore space science with experts during virtual presentations Sundays at 1 p.m. in Space Center Theater.
  • Hear from NASA astronauts every Saturday during Astronaut Mission Memories at 11:30 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. in Space Center Theater or enhance your experience with Breakfast with an Astronaut Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. in The Food Lab. Additional ticket is required.
  • Enjoy Halloween music, spooky space sounds and kinetic lights in the main plaza. The spooky sounds include a compilation of radio emissions converted into radio signals, including lightning on Jupiter, the light curve of stars and passing comets.
  • Compete with friends and family in cornhole as well as giant versions of Jenga, and Connect 4, in Independence Plaza.

Note: Activities subject to change.
*Costume masks are not permitted. Costumes must be family friendly.

Galaxy Frights Overnight

Enhance your Galaxy Frights experience with our spooktacular Galaxy Frights Family Overnight on Oct. 29. Pack your tent and set up camp under a twice-flown Falcon 9 rocket or in Independence Plaza, right underneath a Boeing 747, the shuttle carrier aircraft NASA 905. Learn about Newton's Laws of Motion and NASA rocketry by designing ghost cannister rockets, collect candy via robotic rovers across our Mars map course, hear from a NASA astronaut and more!


Facing Fears Trailer

Galaxy Frights 21+ Night

Don't miss our Galaxy Frights 21+ Night on Oct. 22!


Galaxy Frights daily Schedule

10:30 a.m. Commander Quest appearance
11 a.m. Astronaut public presentation
12 p.m. Facing Fear & special guest speaker Dr. Wiseman
12:30 p.m. Costume parade & Commander Quest appearance
1:20 p.m. Astronaut public presentation
2 p.m. Facing Fear
2:30 p.m. Costume parade & Commander Quest appearance
4 p.m. Facing Fear

Schedule subject to change

Galaxy Frights Map

Coming Soon: Galaxy Frights Speakers

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