Space Center Houston Opens New Holiday Tradition

By: Press Release
| Published 11/19/2019


Guests can now embark on a unique adventure when experiencing Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant, a new, immersive holiday lights tradition bringing guests the most technologically advanced light display in Texas nightly through Jan. 5.
In partnership with Reliant, Space Center Houston presents a fresh new way to explore the nonprofit science and space exploration learning center. Guests will experience LED lights, 3-D projections and interactive displays lighting up the museum and some of the rarest space artifacts in the world.
“Space Center Houston’s Galaxy Lights is one of the center’s many dynamic, innovative experiences inspiring curiosity about science and technology in a new and fun way,” said William T. Harris, president and CEO, Space Center Houston. “With this unique holiday adventure, the center will continue to engage people of all ages in the thrill of discovery and exploration.”
“Galaxy Lights is the perfect place for Houstonians of all ages to celebrate the joy of the season,” said Elizabeth Killinger, president, Reliant. “Lighting up the holidays is what we do best, and we’re so thrilled to help bring this new family-friendly holiday experience to the community.”
Gaze at a mesmerizing, technology-driven kinetic light show transforming the center with illuminated LED orbs. Discover the technology behind Galaxy Lights through hands-on activities that allow guests to light up uniquely shaped holiday trees and create their own design. Enjoy the NASA Tram Tour as it goes through a vibrant light tunnel.
At Rocket Park, marvel at a 35-foot-high shooting star installation among shimmering globes illustrating the planets of the Solar System, one of many great locations to take memorable selfies (be sure to use the hashtag #GalaxyLights). Walk the length of the mighty 363-foot Saturn V rocket as 3-D projection mapping transforms each stage to tell the story of Space Center Houston’s mascot Commander Quest and his robot dog as they journey aboard the International Space Station. Guests can also meet and take a photo with Commander Quest every night.
Galaxy Lights has something for everyone with special events throughout the holiday season. Space Center Houston will host a 21 & Up Night with holiday-themed adult beverages on Dec. 5 and Galaxy Lights Overnight, a family camp-in on Dec. 7. As a Certified Autism Center, the center will also provide a Galaxy Lights experience with reduced stimulation on Dec. 9.
Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant, is one of Space Center Houston’s many immersive, interactive experiences that inspires space enthusiasts of all ages. Tickets are $19.95 for the public and $15.95 for members. For more information about activities, hours of operation and tickets during this unique holiday adventure, visit

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