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.

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Save the Date: Last Call Before Fall

Sunday, Aug. 1 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Awesome activities for the kids (ideal for ages 4-12), snacks, specialty drinks for ages 21+ and guest speakers. More details coming soon.

Monthly Member Mornings

Space Center Houston opens early for members at 8 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. During these exclusive hours – before the center is open to the public – members can explore all of our exhibits.

  • Jan. 9
  • Feb. 13
  • Mar. 13
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 12
  • July 10
  • Aug. 14

*Dates, perks and features subject to change

Please note: ALL members and their guests, ages 0+, must have a timed entry ticket. This includes additional guests using complimentary membership Guest Passes.

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Exhibit Openings

Space Center Houston members enjoy an exclusive opportunity to explore and celebrate the opening of new special exhibits. Access to these exclusive events are part of your member benefits.

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Beyond Human Limits

June 4 at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. & June 5 at 8 - 9 a.m.

Go inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes – their psychology, physiology, and physicality. What motivates them to participate in some of the riskiest activities in the world? Experience the thrill of extreme sports – climb the rock wall, follow the footsteps of a parkour athlete, or immerse yourself in the action of whitewater kayaking. Meet passionate athletes and hear their incredible stories, and take in the artistry, motivation, and thoughtfulness that goes into everything they do.

*Dates and features subject to change. Refreshments will not be offered at this exhibit opening. Please limit your number of guests to the number of admissions allowed per your membership level. At least one card-holding member must accompany your group; be prepared to present your official member card and ID.

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Discovery Briefings

Discovery Briefings are exclusive opportunities for Discovery Circle members to get behind the scenes and dive deep with curators, space historians, current NASA scientists, and others investigating deep space exploration. Members ask intriguing questions throughout the presentations, but the one-to-one and small group conversations members typically enjoy with the presenters at the conclusion have become a hallmark of the series.

Discovery Briefing: Gemini V and Mercury 9
Thursday, June 24 | 6:30-8 p.m.

Unlike the later Gemini and Apollo missions, each Mercury mission bore the number 7 to honor the teamwork and collaboration of the first seven astronauts in American history. Space Center Houston is proud to have on display in Starship Gallery Faith 7, the final Mercury spacecraft to go into orbit.

Designed to take two astronauts at a time, the Gemini Program was aptly named after the constellation, whose name in Greek means “Twins.” Gemini V was significant because of its duration. To get to the Moon would take eight days, so this groundbreaking mission helped NASA engineers determine how well fuel cells would hold up to that journey. On loan from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the actual flown Gemini V spacecraft is on display here at Houston’s first Smithsonian Affiliate.

This Discovery Briefing will be available to Discovery Circle members exclusively; space will be limited. Discovery Circle members please call or email the membership department at 281-244-2105 or membership@spacecenter.org.

Discovery Briefing: Moon Rocks
Friday, April 30

Space Center Houston exhibits director Paul Spana will led a discussion about our Lunar Vault and the largest display of Moon rocks on public display in the world. Please note that space is limited and RSVP is required.

Six different Apollo missions brought lunar rocks to Earth. To study and preserve these priceless rocks, NASA created the Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility at NASA Johnson Space Center.

The lunar vault in Starship Gallery at Space Center Houston is a certified clean room. The equipment seen in the room is the same equipment used in Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility.

Find out how you can upgrade your current membership level to take advantage of this truly unique benefit by calling +1 281-244-2105.

*Dates and features subject to change

Galaxy Lights

Continue the Galaxy Lights tradition in 2021! Beginning this November, embark on a festive adventure with Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant, the most technologically advanced light display in the region, featuring a high-tech kinetic light show, interactive experiences and programmable displays.

Members enjoy discounted tickets plus express entry for your journey through this adventure! Discovery Circle members receive complimentary tickets annually.

Mark your calendars - anticipated Member Preview Night is Nov. 12! Not a member yet? Join today!

Galaxy Lights Member Tickets coming soon

Apollo Mission Control Center

Not currently available for tours

Apollo Mission Control Center Tours

Reservations can be made for either the 10:30 a.m. or the 2:30 p.m. tram and are limited to the number of free general admissions typically allowed as a benefit of your membership.*

Not currently available for tours

Please note that all guests are currently experiencing limited opportunities to visit the restored Apollo Mission Control Center. As such, we ask members to verify their plans to visit to Space Center Houston prior to claiming tour tickets.

Timed tickets for other regularly scheduled NASA Tram Tour destinations are not required and priority boarding for members will continue as usual.

*Abuse of the timed ticketing system includes and is not limited to commercial use and the sale of tours. As noted in the terms and conditions of membership, evidence that the benefits and privileges of membership are being abused, in particular online timed ticketing, is grounds for revocation of the membership and all associated benefits without refund. Space Center Houston is testing this new method of ‘member priority boarding.’ Priority boarding benefits all members so long as the system is used only as intended.

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Apollo 13 celebration

Space Center Houston is celebrating the Apollo 13 mission and invites members to take part in mission memories on Saturday, April 17, the 51st anniversary of the crew’s safe return to Earth, splashdown day.

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Experience two livestreamed panel discussions with Apollo-era legends and current NASA experts in Astronaut Gallery. Discovery Circle members can experience the discussions from the comfort of the Mission Briefing Center by invitation only. This Discovery Circle member event will be socially distanced, and space is limited. Those in attendance will receive an autographed commemorative photo.

Make it your mission to see the new Apollo 13 sculpture, the actual Apollo 17 command module, the new spring exhibit, Apollo: When We Went to the Moon, and more that tells the story of historic feats of the past and future of space exploration.


Make it your mission to visit Space Center Houston this Memorial Day weekend. Jump the lines with member-exclusive early admission May 28-31! Join during our Membership Flash Sale now through May 31 and receive 10 percent off new memberships (excluding Patron level). New Discovery Circle members get our latest SpaceX Patch with our thanks.

Your new membership comes with so many perks! Reserve seats before you arrive for episode one of our new film Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, enter early before general admission on select peak days and make your Tram Tour reservations first. Join now with promo code 10OFF to take 10 percent off your new membership.

Offer valid on new memberships only and cannot be applied to renewals.

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.

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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 online discount code GIVESPACE.

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Member FAQ

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


Member services

+1 281-244-2100
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058, USA

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 locations & dates

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