Daily capacity will be limited. As a result, you and all guests attending on your membership, in addition to extra guests for whom you have purchased tickets or anyone using guest passes provided as a membership benefit, will need to book a timed admission ticket online and in advance in order to enter the center. You are still required to bring your membership card alongside with your timed tickets and ID.

-Membership Team

 

Become a member

Members help sustain our world-class science and space exploration learning center while enjoying many outstanding benefits throughout the year.

Enjoy free general admission for one year and a variety of new benefits available exclusively to Space Center Houston members. Take advantage of exclusive member events like special exhibit opening celebrations, free parking, an express entrance to the center and member discounts on Explorer Camps, dining, gifts and souvenirs, photos, and Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant. Join us today for an amazing year of discovery with VIP access.

In addition to the year full of experiences and benefits that membership provides, your support helps fuel our mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration.

Become a member today!

In response to the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, some member benefits may at times be temporarily revised or "reimagined" this year. Thank you!

Space Center Houston's membership program is:Presented by Wellby logo

Membership value

Most membership levels pay for themselves in just two visits.

Individual Dual Family Friends
& Family
FREE general admissions per visit 1 2 4 6
Membership price $55 $90 $149 $229
Value of two visits
(includes parking & guest passes)
$70 $130 $250 $370
Discovery Circle
Supporter Contributor Patron
FREE general admissions per visit 6 6 8
A year of free admission becomes a year of enriching experiences that give you access to space experts and exclusive opportunities for engaging in discovery while also providing support for our nonprofit mission.

Membership value

Most membership levels pay for themselves in just two visits.

Membership is a great value! Discovery Circle
IndividualDualFamilyFriends & FamilySupporterContributorPatron
FREE general admissions per visit1 246668
Membership price$55$90$149$229A year of free admission becomes a year of enriching experiences that give you access to space experts and exclusive opportunities for engaging in discovery while also providing support for our nonprofit mission.
Value of two visits
(includes parking)
$70$130$250$370

All Members receive

Twelve (12) full months of FREE general admission and access to all special exhibits, Sensory Friendly and Home School Days (during normal operating hours)

Free parking

Member express entry

Early entrance on select peak dates

Monthly Member Mornings (second Saturday)

20% discount on Galaxy Lights tickets (6/visit)

Exclusive exhibit openings

Advanced or discounted access for select presentations

10% discount at The Food Lab, SpaceTrader gift shop and on souvenir photography

Access to member-exclusive Discovery Briefing tickets (approximately quarterly)

Exclusive discount on additional general admission tickets (4/visit)

Pre-sale and discount offers for select public events

E-newsletter and calendar of events

Twelve (12) full months of FREE general admission and access to all special exhibits, Sensory Friendly and Home School Days (during normal operating hours).

Free parking

Member Express Entry

Early entrance on select peak dates

Monthly Member Mornings (second Saturday)

20% discount on Galaxy Lights tickets (6/visit)

Exclusive exhibit openings

Advanced or discounted access for select presentations

10% discount at The Food Lab, SpaceTrader gift shop and on souvenir photography

Access to member-exclusive Discovery Briefing tickets (approximately quarterly)

Exclusive discount on additional general admission tickets (4/visit)

Pre-sale and discount offers for select public events

E-newsletter and calendar of events

Bonus Benefits

We persistently explore new benefits we can offer our members. These bonus benefits are new and/or limited-time perks all of our members can enjoy.

Early Admission*
Explore Space Center Houston before it opens to the public. Members receive early access to the center on every Friday and Saturday in June (except June 11). Click here to reserve.
*Free access to VR and Simulator experiences are only available during Member Mornings.

Moon2Mars
Member tickets are just $10 per day during the Moon2Mars Festival, presented by Wellby. You will also receive a souvenir cup that includes free refills at the Member Lounge during the festival. Click here to learn more.

Tour and Film Reservations
This members-only perk includes opportunities to reserve select NASA Tram Tour boarding passes online before your visit. You can also reserve seats for the film Space Explorers: The ISS Experience. Click here to reserve your seats.

VR & Simulator Experiences
During Monthly Member Mornings, members get free access to our VR and motion simulator experiences. Note: Due to extra sanitation and social distancing, VR and simulator experiences are only available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis. Please make a reservation when you arrive.

Additional member benefits

All memberships include the benefits above. See the additional exceptional benefits each membership level has to offer below!

Membership Discovery Circle
Level Individual Dual Family Friends
& Family
Supporter Contributor Patron
Price $55 $90 $149 $229 $400 $600 $1000
General admission tickets per visit 1 2 4 6 6 6 8
Pre-sale and discount offers for select public events Priority Priority Priority
Discount on Space Center University® (4/year) 10% 10% 10% 10% 15% 15%
10% discount and early registration on Explorer Camps (children in household) Priority registration Priority registration Priority registration
10% discount on Stars & STEM Family Nights and Family Campouts
ASTC Passport (reciprocal privileges at 300+ science centers)
Single-use guest passes to share 4 6 6
NASA photo signed by astronaut
10% discount for Breakfast with an Astronaut (4/year)
Complimentary Discovery Briefing experiences (invites per quarterly event) 2 4 4
Complimentary Galaxy Lights tickets (annually) 2 4 6
Complimentary Smithsonian Affiliate membership with Smithsonian magazine
Invitation for two to select VIP receptions and events, including the Annual President's Lunch
Complimentary Breakfast with an Astronaut tickets (2/year)
Two reserved seats for NASA mission debriefings
Personal tour for 8 guests (scheduled)
Noncharitable value of goods and services $0 $0 $0 $0 $152 $256 $369

*Discounts may only be provided when a valid membership card is presented at time of purchase. Must present valid membership card to receive benefits.

Your membership contribution helps fund our nonprofit mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. It is also tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, minus the value of goods and services stated above. Thank you for your support!

Smithsonian Affiliate membership benefits include:

  • A personalized Smithsonian Affiliate Member card, gaining you admission and benefits to Smithsonian Affiliate museums and centers that have opted to offer reciprocal benefits (see the list here).
  • Smithsonian magazine subscription for one year
  • 10 percent discount on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • 10 percent discount on IMAX tickets at Smithsonian Museums
  • Member discount on The Great Courses www.thegreatcourses.com
  • Online benefits from the Smithsonian with insider access to the Smithsonian and special opportunities

Membership Policy

  • The primary and secondary cardholders must be 18 years or older.
  • Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Membership at Space Center Houston is intended for noncommercial use by individuals. Admissions, guest passes or discounts granted as a privilege of membership can never be sold to another person or entity.
  • Photo identification is required at the time of visit and should match the person whose name is on the membership. At least one card-holding member must be present with guests.
  • The center reserves the right to revoke memberships for abuse of member privileges or for inappropriate conduct.
  • Space Center Houston reserves the right to change its pricing and benefits structure at any time.
  • All discounts and ticket access is limited to the number of general admissions associated with your membership level unless otherwise noted
  • A special 10% discount on memberships is available to active and veteran military, educators and NASA Johnson Space Center employees when ID is presented at the center.

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ASTC Travel Passport Program

Friends & Family and Discovery Circle levels of Space Center Houston membership provides
eligibility for free or discounted admission at more than 360 science centers and museums
around the country, even around the world! More information about what ASTC Passport has
to offer as well as rules for engaging each organization at astc.org/passport

Your “home” science center or museum may not be located within 90 miles of Space Center Houston. This distance is measured as a linear radius, not driving distance.

The following ASTC museums fall within 90 miles of Space Center Houston and therefore are
excluded from the ASTC reciprocal program:

  • The Health Museum
  • Children’s Museum Houston

Smithsonian Affiliate Reciprocal Membership

Smithsonian Affiliate members who present a current Smithsonian Affiliate membership card are entitled to benefits here at Space Center Houston including complimentary admission for two (2). More information about reciprocal membership member benefits at https://affiliations.si.edu/affiliate-benefits/membership/affiliate-reciprocal-membership/

Your “home” science center or museum may not be located within 90 miles of Space Center Houston. This distance is measured as a linear radius, not driving distance.

The following Smithsonian affiliate museum is located within 90 miles of Space Center Houston and therefore its members are not eligible for Smithsonian reciprocal benefits at Space Center Houston:

  • The Health Museum

To obtain timed entries with your ASTC or Smithsonian Reciprocal membership, please email membership@spacecenter.org

Space Center Houston's membership program is:Presented by Wellby logo

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Join us!

Enjoy the many benefits of our new enhanced Space Center Houston membership such as free admission, exhibit opening celebrations, special events and discounts in the gift shop, diner and camps. You also will be supporting an important mission.

Members Month


During the entire month of February, love is in the air at Space Center Houston. We love our loyal members! To thank you for taking your relationship with Space Center Houston from visitor to member, we’re celebrating all February long by offering the following members-only specials.

Learn more

Member FAQ

Don't miss our member frequently asked questions with a plethora of information about becoming a member, benefits, membership management and more.

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Member events

Be part of the mission with our member events. Explore the center during exclusive member mornings, exhibit opening celebrations, and more!

Member services

+1 281-244-2100
membership@spacecenter.org
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058, USA

Save on membership

We are offering a 28% discount off individual and dual memberships and a 10% discount off all other levels, except Patron, as a thank you for supporting our nonprofit science and space exploration learning center for 28 years. Join today through Oct. 17 using promo code BDAY28!

MEMBER LOUNGE

To show our members how much we appreciate them this spring, we are providing a member’s lounge. This will give you an exclusive place to relax and recharge away from the crowds while enjoying snacks and water.

Lounge location & dates

Gift membership


Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deal

Give the gift of adventure, exploration and delight—a gift that lasts all year long. Share your valued Space Center Houston membership experience with your family and friends when you give a Space Center Houston membership. Save 15% on new gift memberships today through Cyber Monday only using online discount code GIVESPACE.

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Membership Discovery Circle
Level Individual Dual Family Friends
& Family
Supporter Contributor Patron
Price $55 $90 $149 $229 $400 $600 $1000
General admission tickets per visit 1 2 4 6 8 8 10
General admission ticket value $29.95 $59.90 $119.80 $179.70 $179.70 $179.70 $239.60
One-time guest passes to share 4 6 6
Guest pass value $119.70 $179.70 $179.70
Total value after one visit $29.95 $59.90 $119.80 $179.70 $299.50 $359.40 $419.30
Total value after two visits $64.95 $124.80 $244.60 $364.40 $604.00 $723.80 $843.60
12 months FREE general admission, all special exhibits, Home School Days and Sensory Friendly Events
Free parking (after first visit)
Member express entrance
10% discount at Zero-G Diner, SpaceTrader and on souvenir photos
Monthly Member Mornings (second Saturday)
20% discount on Galaxy Lights tickets 4 4 4 4 6 6 6
Exclusive discount on additional general admission tickets (4/visit)
Priority boarding on NASA Tram Tours and Galaxy Lights
Online 3-day advance access for Apollo Mission Control Center reservations
Exclusive exhibit opening events
Access to member-exclusive Discovery Briefing tickets (approximately quarterly)
Pre-sale and discount offers for select public events (approximately quarterly) Priority Priority Priority
E-newsletter and events calendar
Discount on Space Center University® (4/year) 10% 10% 10% 10% 15% 15%
10% discount and early registration on Explorer Camps (children in household) Priority registration Priority registration Priority registration
10% discount on Family Stars & STEM evenings and Family Campouts
ASTC Passport (reciprocal privileges at 300+ science centers)
Complimentary Discovery Briefing experiences tickets 2 2 4
10% discount for Lunch with an Astronaut 2 4 4
Complimentary Galaxy Lights tickets 2 2 4
NASA photo signed by astronaut
Invitation for two to select VIP receptions and events, including the Annual President's Lunch
Two complimentary Lunch with an Astronaut tickets
Two reserved seats for NASA mission debriefings
Personal tour for 10 guests (scheduled)
Noncharitable value of goods and services $0 $0 $0 $60 $82 $142 $340

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Smithsonian Affiliate membership benefits are included with Discovery Circle memberships.

  • A personalized Smithsonian Affiliate Member card, gaining you admission and benefits to Smithsonian Affiliate museums and centers that have opted to offer reciprocal benefits (see the list here).
  • Seven issues of Smithsonian Air & Space magazine for one year
  • 10 percent discount on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • 10 percent discount on IMAX tickets at Smithsonian Museums
  • Member discount on The Great Courses www.thegreatcourses.com
  • Online benefits from the Smithsonian with insider access to the Smithsonian and special opportunities

Space Center Houston does offer reciprocal admission to Smithsonian Affiliate Members who present an official card and valid photo ID upon arrival (max 2 adults, 2 children, depending on the level of your home institution membership. Guests requesting admission for more than 2 will need to show home membership card at Family level or above).

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