Choose from Five Options
- $11 for two general-admission tickets (up to $16 value)
- $19 for four general-admission tickets (up to $32 value)
- $18 for four Family Star Night tickets ($28 value)
- $13 for registration for one parent and one child for a morning Space Tots class ($20 value)
- $15 for a two-hour simulated space mission ($22.50 value)
Family Star Nights take place on select Saturdays from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attendees are invited to participate in hands-on activities, a simulated space launch, and an interactive presentation on planets, constellations, and sky events from a professional stargazer.
Designed for kids ages 3–6, two-hour Space Tots classes help youngsters engage with reading and science through space-themed experiments, Quirkles illustrated characters, and other kid-friendly content. The classes take place one Monday per month from 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
During a two-hour simulated space mission, participants explore recreations of a control room, a spacecraft, and a transit module. Click here for up-coming simulated space mission availability.
Challenger Space Center
Challenger Space Center is on a mission: to excite and educate its visitors about science and the vast wonders of outer space. That excitement starts as soon as guests walk onto the entrance's elevated gantry bridge to see a four-story, space-themed mural painted by Robert McCall. Then it's on to the museum, where the center's affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution enables it to offer top-notch exhibits, which range from a model of an Iridium satellite to three separate meteorite exhibits. Regular Family Star Nights encourage families to bond over stargazing presentations, a simulated shuttle launch, and other activities.
To immerse themselves in the space experience, groups can also sign up for two-hour simulated space missions that unfold in three spaces: a mission control room designed after the Johnson Space Center; the Spacecraft, which simulates a room onboard the International Space Station; and the Earth Space Transit Module, which helps crew members dock there.