November 16, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Galaxy Lights Event at Space Center Houston
This holiday season will shine bright with something for everyone at Space Center Houston. Experience an all-new holiday lights display, an interactive fall exhibit, and the newly restored Apollo Mission Control.
Guests can explore an array of mission objectives this holiday season with Texas's most technologically advanced light display, Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant. Explore interactive and programmable light displays, take a tram ride through twinkling holiday displays at Rocket Park, and discover Instagram-worthy photo ops at Independence Plaza from November 16 to January 5. The center will host an adults-only night with holiday-themed adult beverages on December 5 and a Galaxy Lights Overnight on December 7, where families will camp at Space Center Houston and be surrounded by some of the rarest space artifacts in the world. As a Certified Autism Center, the center will also provide a sensory-friendly version of Galaxy Lights on December 9, with reduced noise and modified lighting.
Enter a portal to an immersive new fall exhibit, Playing with Light, designed and developed by Scitech and produced by Imagine Exhibitions. The exhibit explores light through engaging experiments, hands-on activities, and interactive light displays. The nonprofit presents Playing with Light November 2 through January 1.
Delve into robots and rocketry supporting future space exploration. Space Center Houston’s fall and winter Explorer Camps drives curiosity for young explorers, children ages 4-11, to experience the wonders of space and science. Campers spend a day discovering the world of robotics, engineering, planetary science, and more on select dates in October, November, and December.
Space Center Houston guests can see the newly restored Apollo Mission Control room as part of the center’s NASA Tram Tours and Level 9 VIP Tours. The restoration of the National Historic Landmark was completed this summer and allows guests to see Mission Control as it was when humans first landed on the Moon. A free timed ticket is required to visit the Apollo Mission Control. Timed tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis the day of their visit.
Upgrade the adventure with Lunch with an Astronaut. Meet a space pioneer, hear their first-hand experiences, and snap a selfie with them every Friday and Saturday as well as November 25, 26, 27 and December 26.
Become a scientist in our Pop-Up Science Labs. Conduct experiments, operate a robotic rover and learn about how NASA explores the cosmos to further our understanding of the universe.
Space Center Houston is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tickets are available online at spacecenter.org or at the door. Become a member and attend special exhibit preview parties, receive free parking and priority boarding for the NASA Tram Tour.
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 our educational space museum with more than 400 things to see and do. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.
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