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As Space Center Houston reopens to the public, we recognize the important support of our members—a vital part of our Space Center Houston family—and look forward to welcoming you back into the center. 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.
-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!

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

Exclusive exhibit openings

Monthly Member Mornings (second Saturday)

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

Priority boarding for NASA Tram Tour and Galaxy Lights

Online 3-day advance access for Apollo Mission Control Center reservations

10% discount at Zero-G Diner, SpaceTrader 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.

Memorial Day Weekend Early Admission
Want to explore Space Center Houston during Memorial Day Weekend? Jump the lines with member-exclusive early admission! Early admission begins at 8:30 a.m. May 28-31. Use our app or visit guest services to reserve your NASA Tram Tour when you arrive. Click here to reserve your early admission ticket.

Tour and Film Reservations
This members-only perk includes opportunities to reserve seats for our new film Space Explorers: The ISS Experience and specified NASA Tram Tours online before your visit. Click here to reserve your film.

Space Expert Tour Discount
Members get a 20% discount off our new Space Experts Tours. Become a space expert with in-depth explorations of the center's collection. Learn from our experts and take your knowledge of space exploration to the next level.

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. Sign up for a time slot at the Guest Services Desk.

Membership Discovery Circle
Level Individual Dual Family Friends
& Family
Supporter Contributor Patron
Price $55 $90 $149 $199 $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 Lunch 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 Air & Space magazine
Invitation for two to select VIP receptions and events, including the Annual President's Lunch
Complimentary Lunch 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

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!

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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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).
  • 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). Guests must call the center in advance to arrange for their timed visit.

Membership Discovery Circle
Level Individual Dual Family Friends
& Family
Supporter Contributor Patron
Price $55 $90 $149 $199 $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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