Space Center Houston Breaks All-time Attendance Record

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Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant, is the most technologically advanced light display in Texas. This all-new holiday experience will transform and illuminate Space Center Houston with stunning space-themed installations via LED lights, 3-D projections and interactive displays. Visit Galaxy Lights nightly through Jan. 5. To learn more about activities, hours of operation and tickets during this one-of-a-kind holiday adventure Photo courtesy of Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston Is Ready For The Holidays

Looking for road trip ideas over Christmas break? You may want to consider the NASA Johnson Space Center Houston. This season Space Center is looking festive with Galaxy Lights, a high-tech kinetic light show.

HOUSTON, Dec. 4, 2019 –The nonprofit Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Certified Autism Center, has welcomed more than 1.1 million visitors to date, marking its highest annual attendance since opening in 1992. This milestone comes with one month to go in the year and just as the center is offering a new holiday tradition, Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant.

“Space Center Houston has made significant strides in offering exceptional, authentic science and space exploration learning opportunities for everyone,” said William T. Harris, president and CEO of Space Center Houston. “We are dedicated to advancing innovation and creative thinking to engage visitors in how science, technology, engineering and mathematics are relevant to our everyday lives as well as exploring space.”

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Space Center Houston inspires people of all ages with science, technology, engineering and
math. The leading science and space exploration learning center’s educational programs help
children and adults think critically, learn about the past, present and future of America’s space
flight program and build a greater understanding of the universe. To learn more about Space
Center Houston’s extensive range of educational programs Photo courtesy of Space Center Houston

The leading science and space exploration learning center is on pace to surpass last year’s attendance by 15 percent. This year it set record-breaking attendance nine out of 11 months. Attendance milestones include its best Spring Break, June, July and Labor Day weekend. Since 2012, the center has experienced an exponential 70 percent increase in growth from nearly 500,000 annual visitors.

A Popular Houston Destination

Recognized as the No. 1 destination in Houston for international visitors according to Houston First. The center continues to draw people from around the world to explore the science and space exploration learning center and to participate in its leading educational programs.

Attendance rocketed this summer with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Space Center Houston drew visitors from 49 countries for its series of events with Apollo legends, astronauts and its first outdoor concert. On the anniversary of the Moon landing, the center experienced its best single day attendance ever! More than 13,000 people visited the center to celebrate.

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Engaging children and adults alike, Space Center Houston features more than 400 space
artifacts, permanent and traveling exhibits, exhibits and experiences related to the past, present
and future of America’s space flight program. Guests can see multiple flown spacecraft and
national treasures up-close that trace the progression of human space exploration. Photo courtesy of Space Center Houston

The center continues to offer new science learning opportunities for people of all ages. Don’t miss Space Center Houston’s new interactive fall exhibit Playing with Light. The exhibit explores light through engaging experiments and the all-new holiday experience Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant. Galaxy Lights is the most technologically advanced light display in Texas and is open nightly through Jan. 5. For more information about activities, hours of operation and tickets during this unique holiday adventure.

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