Houston Space Explorer Pass in Houston, TX

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Spend the day learning about science and space exploration with just one pass! With the Houston Space Explorer Pass you’ll receive admission two great science attractions. Visit Space Center Houston and behind the scenes on the NASA Tram tour. Plus, visit nationally-acclaimed Houston Museum of Natural Science and explore the universe at Burke Baker Planetarium.

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  • Includes admission to Space Center Houston, Houston Museum of Natural Science and Burke Baker Planetarium.
  • Expires 180 days after purchase.
  • Excludes transportation, special exhibits and other attractions.
  • Check operating hours for each attraction as hours vary per location.
  • Attractions are suitable for all ages, and wheelchair accessible.


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Delve into the world of space exploration by visiting two of Houston's greatest attractions: Space Center Houston and the Burke Baker Planetarium at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Space Center Houston features more than 400 space artifacts including the world's largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples. As the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, guests are taken behind the scenes to see NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control and areas used for astronaut training.

At the Burke Baker Planetarium, the newly updated Digitar 6 system enables visitors to fly through the universe, experience the vastness of space, roam planetary surfaces, navigate asteroid fields, and watch the latest fulldome shows.

With this pass you'll also gain entry to the Museum's permanent exhibit areas that examine astronomy and space science plus a whole host of other topics focused a little closer to Earth!

America's fourth-largest city is a cosmopolitan destination filled with world-class dining, arts, hotels, shopping, and nightlife. Take a stroll through the historic Heights, spend the day exploring the Museum District, or head down to Space Center Houston. Later, grab a bite in one of the dozens of award-winning restaurants, or hang out with the cool kids on Washington Avenue. There's always something to do in this Southern hospitality that meets the chic urban city. Explore YOUR Houston!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Houston Space Explorer Pass

What does my Space Explorer Pass include?

This Space Explorer Pass includes the following: - General Admission to Space Center Houston (TIMED TICKET) - General Admission to Houston Museum of Natural Science - Admission to Burke Baker Planetarium at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Please Note: Space Center Houston and the Houston Museum of Natural Science are two separate venues. Entry to the Cockrell Butterfly Center is not included.

Where are the attractions in the Space Explorer Pass located?

Attractions included in the Houston Space Explorer Pass are located at: - Space Center Houston: 1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX. - Houston Museum of Natural Science and Burke Baker Planetarium: 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX. (in the Houston Museum District) *Transportation is not included. Houston Museum of Natural Science, Burke Baker Planetarium, and Space Center Houston hours may vary per day and per location.

When does my pass expire?

The Houston Space Explorer Pass will expire 180 days after purchase.

How do I use the Space Explorer Pass?

Once you make your purchase, your pass will be delivered instantly via text message and email, with no app to download, offering a one-touch resource for tickets and information. Then, simply show your phone to redeem for your experience.

How do I get my timed ticket for the Space Center Houston?

Once you purchase your pass, you will be provided with instructions on how to reserve your timed entry for Space Center Houston.

Are the attractions wheelchair/stroller accessible?

Yes, all locations provide access for guests with disabilities. - Visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science' Services desk for help with accommodations. Child-sized, adult-sized, and bariatric wheelchairs are available for visitors to borrow at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis. - At the Space Center Houston, a limited number of complimentary wheelchairs are available at the Guest Services Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. - Strollers are not permitted in the Burke Baker Planetarium, but they will always provide a place for you to store yours while you enjoy the shows/exhibits.

Do the attractions allow pets?

No, pets are not permitted. However, service animals are allowed. Service animals must be leashed or otherwise under control of their handler.