space center houston galaxy lights

Space Center Houston has a holiday galaxy light show that’s both stunning and high-tech. Families of all ages can enjoy this show, as the young kids can marvel at the lights and displays, while older visitors can admire the advanced technology and interaction the Space Center provides. Not only do all get to enjoy the beautiful show, but Space Center will also provide interactive and fun education about our universe, the future of space, and what their role is in those plans. This attraction has been going since November 16 and runs until January 5, so be sure to blast over there before it’s too late.

Read on for all the info you need about Galaxy Lights at Space Center Houston.



The Galaxy Lights show at Space Center Houston has so much more to offer than just a kinetic light show. They also have a film viewing called “Christmas in Space,” which discusses Christmas with astronauts who experienced holidays in space, running every 30 minutes for 15 minutes from 6:15-9:45.

There are yummy holiday drinks like hot cocoa and beautiful Christmas decor throughout their Zero-G Diner where you can enjoy a meal with the family or get a winter treat. Along with photo stations and s’more pits, you can also go see their 3o-foot rocket and learn more about what they do there.

Aside from the lights, they also have other displays, such as indoor meteor shower, an LED light tunnel leading to NASA Johnson Space Center, light projections, holiday music, and stories of the universe told magically through lights. They suggest that following their intended path is the best way to experience the interactive display. You also want to prepare to be outdoors for part of your trip, so check the weather and wear shorts or bring a jacket depending.

Special events to note are:

  • Dec. 5th: 21 and Up Night
  • Dec. 7th: Galaxy Lights Overnight
  • Dec 9th: Galaxy Light with Reduce Simulation



Ordering your tickets online is always convenient and helps ensure you get the lowest general admission price available, so we definitely recommend ordering your Galaxy Lights tickets here.

Before you head out, you should also consider checking Groupon to see if they have any Galaxy Lights coupons available. Deals may pop up throughout the season, so check there first for the lowest pricing.

Prices range from $19.95 for public buyers, to $15.95 for members, to free admission for ages three and under. Also, be sure to bring $5 for parking. They advise you to prepay, as it makes the entry process much easier on everyone, and recommend spending two hours on the premises to really take in the full experience. It is open through January 1st from 6 pm- 10 pm, except for on Dec. 12th, 24th, and 25th. Also note that admission ends at 9 p.m., so plan your trip accordingly.

If you donate a toy to Reliant on Dec. 11 and 18 to receive a coupon for $5 off your Galaxy Lights ticket.



Galaxy Lights is open nightly from 6 pm to 10 pm throughout the holiday season until January 5, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, December 12, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Last admission is at 9 pm, so make sure you arrive before then if you want to get in. It’s also one of the more popular things to do in Houston on weekends, so you’ll definitely want to show up early on those nights.

The Space Center Houston is located at 1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, Texas, USA 77058. It isn’t lightyears away, but it’s sure to be a fun time had by all.

Looking for more light displays across the city? Check out our guide to the best places to see Christmas lights in Houston.