Space Center Houston

Galaxy Lights

Embark on a festive adventure and start a Space City tradition, the all-new Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant.

  • Experience a high-tech kinetic light show where dozens of suspended lights move in precise choreographed sequences above the Main Plaza.

  • Explore and learn about the technology behind advanced LED and RGB light displays at interactive learning stations where guests can change the colors of lights decorating an artificial tree.

  • Catch the original film "Holidays in Space" that includes real footage of astronauts celebrating the holidays as well as interviews with retired astronauts about what it was like celebrating in space.

  • Marvel at large, 3-D holiday décor in Zero-G Diner while enjoying hot cocoa and other holiday food and beverages available for purchase.

  • Snap a stellar selfie in the Earth photo station in Independence Plaza and grab a bite at a s’more pit.

  • Walk beside a 30-foot Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and learn about the future of space exploration and NASA’s journey to Mars.

  • Board the NASA Tram Tour to stargaze at an indoor meteor shower before traveling to NASA Johnson Space Center through an LED light tunnel of more than 250,000 lights synchronized to festive holiday music.

  • See dazzling, interactive lights and 3-D projections at the Rocket Park experience, supported by Texas Children’s Hospital. Discover the massive Saturn V rocket telling the story of Commander Quest via 3-D light projection mapping.

Galaxy Lights are nightly Nov. 16, 2019 through Jan. 5, 2020 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Closed Nov. 28, Dec. 12, Dec. 24 & 25

Please allocate two hours to enjoy the experience.

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  • NEW holiday experience
  • Dazzling, interactive light displays
  • Experience Space Center Houston like never before
  • Nov. 16, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
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Space Center Houston

Galaxy Lights

This winter explore the most interactive and technologically advanced light display in Texas.

Galaxy Lights are nightly November 16th, 2019 through January 5th, 2020 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Closed Nov. 28, Dec. 12, Dec. 24 & 25

Galaxy Lights special events:
Nov. 14 - Member preview night
Nov. 15 - Member preview night
Dec. 5 - Galaxy Lights 21 & Up Night
Dec. 7 - Galaxy Lights Overnight
Dec. 9 - Galaxy Lights featuring reduced stimulation




Jan 5th 2020

Space Center Houston

The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational foundation offering extensive science education programs and a space museum. The cornerstone of its education mission is Space Center Houston, a leading science and space exploration learning center. It is one of Houston’s top attractions, the area’s No. 1 attraction for international visitors, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and a Smithsonian Affiliate.

  • 1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058, USA
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM