Portions of the Hall of Paleontology will be closed Thursday and Friday.
The Hall of Ancient Egypt is temporarily closed.
Schedule Change Notice: Free Thursday hours are now 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

We Choose Space!

Many of our fascinating full-dome films are only available for private showings in the Burke Baker Planetarium. These shows are not part of our regular schedule, Please click here to request more information about booking your private showing!

Fifty years ago, President Kennedy chose the Moon. Today we can still choose a trip into space to the completed International Space Station or to the Moon. Prepare for an immersive full-dome adventure on the ISS or in a future moon colony. The show makes human spaceflight after the Space Shuttle very exciting, immersive, and real.

Enjoy the astronaut experience and share it with children who dream of spaceflight!

This is the first planetarium show told completely by astronauts (Scott Parazynski, Tom Jones and Gene Cernan) and a famous space reporter (Walter Cronkite).

It is the first show to use real fisheye photography from inside the International Space Station and to construct and tour the completed Station – which is larger than a 5-bedroom house!

And, it’s first show to animate the construction of a sustainable lunar colony and to feature potential commercial spacecraft of the present and future.

We Choose Space! is an engaging experience for families and space enthusiasts.

Last summer’s flight of Atlantis, the last Space Shuttle, began a new chapter in space exploration. Human spaceflight in this century depends on young people, private companies, and governments around the world choosing space travel for themselves, their children, and their countries. In the spirit of President Kennedy, this show once again chooses space, not because it is easy, but because it is hard – and because meeting its challenges is our destiny.

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5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629


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The Houston Museum of Natural Science is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives no federal or state funding. Tax ID # 74-1036131.