Visit Skyspace

Hours

Open Wednesday - Monday  One hour before sunrise - 10pm 

Closed Tuesdays 

Always check our Facebook page for additional updates and information.

When open, reservations are free and required for Sunset light sequences only, as noted on the calendar below. Reservations are not required for Sunrise at this time. To make a free reservation, please click on "Reservations Required" (blue text beneath the date), and follow the reservation instructions-- you may need to scroll down on the page to view the reservation window. Currently reservations may only be made for the week current, and the week ahead. Reservations can be made for a maximum of 2 guests. We do encourage visitors to be green, and will accept your reservation confirmation as displayed on your smart phone. If you would like to visit the Skyspace for Sunset with a group of 10 people or larger, please contact Emily Stein (ems12@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 music light sequence that takes place after Sunset on specifically scheduled evenings. Information on performances at the Skyspace will be posted when available.

We recommend that you arrive approximately 15 - 20 minutes prior to the posted times for the Sunrise and Sunset light sequences. Please note: the Sunrise light sequence begins approximately 40 minutes before sunrise (at the time noted on the calendar), and the Sunset light sequence begins about 8 - 10 minutes before sunset. 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 Emily Stein, by phone: (713) 348-4758, or by email: ems12@rice.edu.

Skyspace Hours
Sunrise Light Sequence
Sunset Light Sequence
Special Event
6AM to 10PM
6:28AM
7PM
6AM to 10PM
6:28AM
6:59PM
Tuesday
30
Sep
Closed
Closed
Closed
6AM to 10PM
6:29AM
6:57PM
6AM to 10PM
6:30AM
6:56PM
6AM to 10PM
6:30AM
6:54PM
6AM to 10PM
6:31AM
6:53PM
6AM to 10PM
6:31AM
6:52PM
6AM to 10PM
6:32AM
6:51PM
Tuesday
7
Oct
Closed
Closed
Closed
6AM to 10PM
6:33AM
6:49PM
6AM to 10PM
6:34AM
6:47PM
6AM to 10PM
6:34AM
6:46PM
6AM to 10PM
6:35AM
6:45PM

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.