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, members get to explore the center before we open to the public.
Please note: Member Morning will be on June 18, not June 11 (Moon2Mars Festival, presented by Wellby).
- April 9
- May 14
- June 18*
- July 9
*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.
Apollo Mission Control Center Tours
Reservations can be made for the Apollo Mission Control Room tour and are limited to the number of general admissions allowed as a benefit of your membership. You are still able to reserve your spot for any NASA Tram Tour through our Space Center Houston app once you are on site.
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.
*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.
Member Exclusive Events
Last Call Before Fall July 31 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
You also don't want to miss our Last Call Before Fall member-only party with music, activities, special guests, complimentary treats and specialty cocktails discounted for purchase (ages 21+).
Moon2Mars Festival June 9-12
- Moon2Mars Business-to-Business Conference June 9 is invitation-only. The rest of our facility, including tram tours, will be available to the public during regular hours for normal public operations; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 9.
- Moon2Mars Festival June 10-12 and is open to the public and includes discounted tickets for members. For a list of artists performing visit our festival webpage. We will have extended hours over these days. See our hours here.
- Members may purchase discounted Moon2Mars Festival tickets (just $10) online prior to your visit.
- All Member tickets and advance reservations are available when you click the red TICKETS button on our home page spacecenter.org:
- Or here
What is special for Members:
- In addition to programming offered to the public, Members will enjoy:
- Express Festival Entry available at entry to the center (look for the purple banners and Welcome runway) when a valid member card is shown.
- Advance Reservations for NASA Tram Tours (Apollo Mission Control Center or Astronaut Training Facility) one day prior to your visit if you want to ensure access
- Moon2Mars Member Lounge, presented by Wellby: Relax and beat the heat with free chair massages, sunscreen, swag bags, and other perks and activities in the family-friendly Member Lounge, presented by Wellby. The lounge is located in the special events building, in between Independence Plaza and the Falcon 9 rocket exhibit. Entry will only be allowed from the Independence Plaza doors. Your valid membership card must be presented for entry for you and your party.
- Free Souvenir Cups with Unlimited Refills on water, tea and lemonade in the lounge throughout the Festival. Free refills are only available in the Member Lounge and not at other concessions locations.
Other important details to know:
- During the Moon2Mars Festival, Members please note:
- You must use Moon2Mars ticket ($10 purchase) to enter the center; not your membership card
- Standard and ADA parking will be available on site
- All tram tours drop-off at Independence Plaza upon return to the center.
Plant Earth Celebration
Members attended an evening of VIP access to the Planet Earth Celebration on Friday, April 22nd. Dinner was served with Earth-friendly options including a microgreen salad created by Wolfgang Puck Catering along with a fascinating discussion. Our members got creative with Tanya Rogers and her colleagues from The People’s CO2 and enjoyed a presentation from the real-life Martian, Jeff Raymond, co-founder; and Eden Grow founder, CEO Bart Womack. They also had the opportunity to visit with Houston inventors and entrepreneurs like Maree’s Greens who grow all organic, locally grown, and 100 percent natural greens.
This past February, Space Center Houston members enjoyed an exclusive opportunity to explore and celebrate the opening of the new spring exhibit, POPnology. Exclusive events like this are part of your member benefits.
Popular culture continues to inspire technological advancements. Through our POPnology exhibit, discover how science fiction elements from popular culture have become reality and learn about revolutions in communication and transportation technologies.
Save the date!
October 5th, 2022
Contributor and Patron level members will be invited to hear from President and CEO William T. Harris as he shares the impact of recent philanthropy and exciting plans for Space Center Houston’s future.
Discovery Circle exclusive
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. Find out how you can upgrade your current membership level to take advantage of this truly unique benefit by calling +1 281-244-2105.
Past Discovery Briefings
- Discovery Briefing: SLS
- Discovery Briefing: Gemini V and Mercury 9
- Discovery Briefing: Moon Rocks
Discovery Briefing: NBL
Friday, Dec. 17
Discovery Circle members had an opportunity to join us for a presentation at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab. This facility is the underwater training facility for astronauts. Space for this experience was very limited.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.