Visit Skyspace

Hours

PLEASE NOTE: The Skyspace will be closed for a private event during the sunset sequence on Sunday, June 21 (Summer Solstice). However, it will be open to the public for sunrise sequence.

 

Open Wednesday - Monday  One hour before sunrise - 10pm 

Closed Tuesdays 

Always check our Facebook page for additional updates and information.

Reservations are free and required for Sunset light sequences only. Reservations are not required for Sunrise. To make a free reservation, please click on "Reservations Required" (blue text beneath the date), and follow the reservation instructions. Reservations may only be made for the current week, and the week ahead. Reservations can be made for a maximum of 9 guests. If you would like to visit the Skyspace for Sunset with a group of 10 people or more, please contact Caroline Walker (cew3@rice.edu) to make your reservation. Please note that reservations for experiencing music at the Skyspace are separate from Sunrise or Sunset. Performances will be held to a light sequence after Sunset on specifically scheduled evenings. Information on performances at the Skyspace will be posted when available.

We recommend that you arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to the posted times for both Sunrise and Sunset light sequences. Please note: the Sunrise light sequence begins approximately 40 minutes before sunrise. The time noted on the calendar is for the Sunrise light sequence start, not for sunrise itself. The Sunset light sequence begins about 8 - 10 minutes before sunset-- each sequence lasts approximately 40 minutes. The light sequence will run as scheduled regardless of rain; please dress accordingly if inclement weather is predicted, as the Skyspace is open-air. Click HERE for current Houston area weather.

If you have any questions, please contact Caroline Walker, James Turrell Skyspace Manager, by phone: (713) 348-4758, or by email: cew3@rice.edu.

Skyspace Hours
Sunrise Light Sequence
Sunset Light Sequence
Special Event
Sunday
24
May
There are no more tickets available
5:30AM to 10PM
5:38AM
8:03PM
5:30AM to 10PM
5:38AM
8:03PM
Tuesday
26
May
Closed
Closed
Closed
5:30AM to 10PM
5:37AM
8:04PM
5:30AM to 10PM
5:37AM
8:05PM
5:30AM to 10PM
5:37AM
8:06PM
5:30AM to 5PM
5:36AM
Closed at 5 pm
5:30AM to 10PM
5:36AM
8:07PM
5:30AM to 10PM
5:36AM
8:07PM
Tuesday
2
Jun
Closed
Closed
Closed
5:30AM to 10PM
5:36AM
8:08PM
5:30AM to 10PM
5:35AM
8:09PM
5:30AM to 10PM
5:35AM
8:09PM
5:30AM to 10PM
5:35AM
8:10PM

Location and Parking

Please consult the map for entrance numbers to the Rice campus, directions to the Alice Pratt Brown Parking Lot (West Lot 1) and the specific location of the Skyspace. For additional parking options and pricing, please visit the Rice University Parking Department website.

Visitor Policies

The Skyspace is free and open to the public. In return, we ask the following:

Please do not bring food or beverages into the space. Pets, bicycles and skateboards are strictly prohibited in the Skyspace. The grass hill and light panels in the upper viewing area are part of the installation. Please be respectful of these elements and do not walk or sit on them. In addition, we ask that you refrain from the use of cameras and/or cell phones during the light performances, as any additional light elements will adversely affect the space’s carefully composed light patterns. The Skyspace is under 24-hour video surveillance to ensure the safety of those who visit the space, and the preservation of the Skyspace itself. Thank you.