YOUR INVITATION TO SPACE BEGINS HERE
All tours require a minimum 24 hour advance reservation by calling +1-844-7-2SPACE (77223) or online booking. Note: All tours subject to change or cancellation due to mission control requirements. Walk-ups will be accommodated whenever possible but are not guaranteed.
Spaceport America Experience visitors should be ready for an authentic experience they can’t get anywhere else! Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, was designed to make space travel as accessible to all as air travel is today – and to be a place where visitors can have a have a hands-on, fun experience inside a real commercial space launch facility.
Visitors begin their journey at the Spaceport America Visitor Center, a historic adobe building located at 301 S. Foch St., Truth or Consequences, NM 87901. A wonderful contrast of the old frontier meeting the new and packed with exciting educational and interactive space exhibits, visitors can purchase tour tickets and official Spaceport America merchandise prior to journeying out to the Spaceport America site on rolling multi-media theater shuttles.
During the journey out and back from the remote spaceport site, surrounded by the scenic beauty and rugged high desert range of New Mexico’s Old West, visitors learn the history and evolution of the regional Spanish and Native American pioneers of the past to the space pioneers of the future and the dawn of the second space age.
After arriving to the secure Spaceport America site and a short walk up the Astronaut Walk, visitors enter the Gateway Gallery where their journey through commercial space continues with numerous interactive exhibits and kiosks. Some visitors choose to experience the G-Shock simulator that subjects the would-be astronaut to rapid acceleration comparable to what an actual astronaut might feel in flight. Later, visitors venture into the Spaceport Operations Center (SOC) and interact with Spaceport America crewmembers and the state-of-the-art fire station before stopping in front of the iconic URS/ Foster + Partners structure, Gateway to Space terminal/hangar for a photo opportunity. The Spaceport America Experience journey lasts approximately 4 hours.
Speak with a Spaceport America Experience crewmember at +1-844-7-2SPACE (77223)
There are two international airports in the region – Albuquerque International Airport (ABQ) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA and El Paso International Airport (ELP) in El Paso, Texas, USA. From Albuquerque, take Interstate 25 South for 146 miles/235km before taking EXIT 79. From El Paso, take Interstate 10 West to Interstate 25 North for 126 miles/203 km before taking EXIT 75.
Follow the Spaceport America Visitor Center directional signage to 301 S. Foch St., Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, 87901, where ample free street-side parking is available!
The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.
Morning tours are available on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and depart from the visitor center promptly at 9:00am (boarding begins at 8:45am) returning to the visitor center by approximately 1:00 pm. Tour schedule cannot be guaranteed without either a minimum 24 hour advance reservation by calling +1-844-7-2SPACE (77223) or online booking.
Afternoon tours are available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during peak season (May – September) departing from the visitor center promptly at 1:30pm (boarding begins at 1:15pm) returning to the visitor center by approximately 5:30pm.
Group and school tours are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For special student group discounts or to create a customized tour please call +1-844-7-2SPACE (77223) where a Spaceport America crewmember will be more than happy to help you.
Note: All tours subject to change or cancellation due to mission control requirements. Walk-ups will be accommodated whenever possible but are not guaranteed.
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We look forward to welcoming you at Spaceport America soon!