The Cathedral’s Space Window—which includes a piece of moon rock brought back by Apollo 11 astronauts—was dedicated 50 years ago this July! You’re invited to celebrate with kids free* admission and special sightseeing activities for the whole family:

  • Get Free* Self-Guided Sightseeing admission for kids 12 and under with the purchase of at least one adult Self-Guided Sightseeing ticket
  • Explore iconic features of the world’s sixth-largest Cathedral! Download the app for digital guides, including a special Cathedral Space pathway. Dive deeper with an audio tour, or grab an Explorer Pack to go on a hunt for must-see spots for kids and families.
  • Join family-friendly activities such as: Space Explorers Family Story Time (10:30 am), Curator show-and-tell: Darth Vader at the Cathedral (11:30 am) and Space-themed LEGO® building (all day)
  • Stroll the grounds while Ed Nassor plays a special Carillon Recital: Journey into Space (Saturday only)
  • and more!
guided tours

Guided tours are ticketed separately. Browse available guided tours, including the event-exclusive Guided Spotlights Tour: Space Edition. Note: kids free admission does not apply to guided tours.

arrival and entry
  • If you purchased online, please present a printed ticket or your ticket confirmation email when you arrive. Tickets are also available at the door.
  • The visitor entrance is on the Cathedral’s front left side when facing it from Wisconsin Ave, across from the glass elevators.
important note

As a living and active community of faith, the Cathedral’s schedule and ability to welcome visitors is subject to unexpected changes. If a conflict arises and we cannot be open for touring at the date/time you have purchased, we will contact you by email and your credit card will be refunded.

*Offer available July 19 – 20, 2024. Children ages 12 and under receive free admission with the minimum purchase of one regular-priced Adult Self-Sightseeing ticket. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts and subject to availability. The Cathedral reserves the right to modify or discontinue this offer at any time. Please inquire about separate fees for guided tours. By participating, you acknowledge and agree to these terms and conditions.