Space Center Houston’s Spring Break Features an A New Spring Exhibit and Celebrates Women’s History Month
HOUSTON, March 1, 2022 – Take a break and visit Space Center Houston. Experience the past, present, and get a glimpse of our future when you take part in Space Center Houston’s spring break experiences and Women’s History Month events.
Ever dream about going to space? Hear how artist Tim Gagnon made that a reality through his art on March 5. Gagnon is a space artist designing NASA emblems and insignias for various human spaceflight missions. Following a presentation, patches will be available for purchase and signing in front of Space Traders.
Witness science fiction turn into science fact in the all-new spring exhibit, POPnology, developed by Stage Nine Exhibitions, now through May 1. This immersive exhibit fuses popular culture and technology through interactive displays and some of the most iconic films of their time, including “Alien” and “E.T.” See 3D printing, experience virtual reality technology, and watch a Mars rover simulation.
The center spotlights leading women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics during Women’s History Month. Hear from a leading woman in space, astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher, during our astronaut presentations March 19 and 25. Fisher is an American chemist and former NASA astronaut. Don’t miss our special event, the “Making Space for Women” panel on March 15. The panel will feature leaders at the forefront of human space exploration at NASA Johnson Space Center. Panelists include: Dr. Jennifer Ross-Nazzal, Ginger Kerrick, Estella Gillette, Sharon McDougle, and moderator Dr. Donna Shafer.
Complete your visit with the NASA Tram Tour. Go behind the scenes at NASA Johnson Space Center and see where astronauts train. We’ll take you to witness the restored Apollo Mission Control Center come to life and explore Rocket Park, the home to the mighty Saturn V rocket, one of only three on display in the world. Download the free Space Center Houston app to join the virtual tram line once you’re onsite. Please note that during peak seasons the NASA Tram Tour experience may differ and departure times may vary seasonally.
Make it your mission to visit this spring break. Purchase advance timed tickets at www.spacecenter.org. Prices range from $24.95 for children to $29.95 for adults, with discounts for seniors and members of the military. Become a member and come back free as often as you like for one year.
The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science and space exploration learning center with extensive educational programs. Space Center Houston is the cornerstone of its mission to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. The center draws more than 1.25 million visitors annually, was named “Best Museum in Texas” by USA Today and generates a $118.7 million annual economic impact in the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is a Smithsonian Affiliate, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Certified Autism Center. More than 250,000 teachers and students from around the world visit the center annually to experience the educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and do. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.