Moon 2 Mars


Plan Your Visit

We’re going back to the Moon. The Moon2Mars Festival celebrates how we’re returning to the Moon through NASA’s Artemis program. The Moon2Mars Festival provides the public access to be a part of what is happening now in space exploration.

Parking & directions

Parking will be available in Space Center Houston's onsite lots.

If you have accessibility questions or needs for June 9-12, please contact Space Center Houston accessibility and inclusion specialist Stephanie McMahon at +1 281-244-2147 or

Directions from Downtown / I 45 S

  • Take I-45 South
  • Take Exit 25 for FM 528
  • Turn right onto FM 528
  • Turn left onto W NASA Blvd
  • Turn left into parking lot

Directions from Galveston / I 45 N

  • Take I-45 North
  • Take Exit 25 for FM 528
  • Turn left onto FM 528
  • Turn left onto W NASA Blvd
  • Turn left into parking lot


Download the festival map


Arriving at the Moon2Mars Festival

Guests who need to visit the ticket booths to purchase or pick up tickets may do so. Guests who do not need ticket assistance should go directly through security and bag check. Guests must present their tickets for scanning.

Bag policy

For your safety and the safety of others, all bags must clear and must be screened by security officers prior to entering Space Center Houston. Oversized backpacks, large duffel bags and suitcases, cannot be brought into the facility. No bags or purses larger than 8.5" x 11" (the size of a standard size piece of paper) will be allowed into the center. Lockers are not available for rental. Medically necessary bags, including diaper bags, are only permitted when the medical contents will not fit into an 8.5" x 11" bag.

Permitted items

The following items are allowed onto the Space Center Houston festival premises on June 9-12. Please be prepared to have your belongings searched by Space Center Houston security.

  • Empty, reusable bottles and cups. Water fountains/bottle fillers are available inside Space Center Houston
  • Non-detachable lensed cameras
  • Personal food is allowed in the amount of one, one-gallon Ziploc bag per person.
  • Small blankets
  • Small umbrellas
  • Small outdoor fold-up chairs no bigger than 33" L x 20" W x 33.5"
  • Clear, NFL-approved bags are permitted

Prohibited items

  • Weapons of any kind
  • Alcohol
  • Inflatables (i.e. balloons, beach balls, basketballs, etc.)
  • Banners
  • Clothing or signs deemed obscene or indecent
  • Fireworks
  • Laser pointers
  • Large umbrellas (compact only)
  • Noisemakers (bells, whistles, vuvuzelas, etc.)
  • Seat cushions
  • Wrapped gifts
  • Folding chairs
  • Hover boards and other personal recreational devices
  • Pets (with exception of service animals)
  • Aerosol cans (hairspray, bug spray, sunscreen)
  • Glass of any kind, including perfume bottles
  • Grills
  • Play pens
  • Signs of any kind or size
  • Tents or sun shades
  • Large camera equipment such as telescoping poles (tripods, monopods, gimbals and selfie-sticks), lenses exceeding 8”, external lighting and audio equipment

Guests will be encouraged to take prohibited items back to their cars. Items left at the gates are not the responsibility of Space Center Houston.

Photo policy

Guests are welcome to bring small flash photography cameras. Large camera equipment such as telescoping poles (tripods, monopods, gimbals and selfie-sticks), lenses exceeding 8”, external lighting and audio equipment are not allowed at Space Center Houston. Photography is not allowed inside our theaters. Crew members will point out photo restrictions on the NASA tours.


Space Center Houston has 24-hour on-site security. Security officers will be stationed throughout the center, festival areas, and at the entrance. In the case of a security incident, immediately notify the nearest crew member or visit the Guest Services Desk.

Where to Stay

Less than 30 minutes from the sun and surf of Galveston’s pristine beaches, the Clear Lake Area is the perfect place to spend the day or book a hotel room and have a getaway vacation.

Restaurants, shops, hotels - City of Webster and Nassau Bay have you covered when it comes to lodging and entertainment near Space Center Houston. Check the list below and find the location that works best for your stay. Make sure you mention the special "Space Center Houston" discount.

Attendees of the Space Exploration Educators Conferences (SEEC) receive special hotel rates. Click here to visit the SEEC webpage to find area hotels with special SEEC rates.

City of WebsterNassau Bay Hotels

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