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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Address: 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone Number: 818-354-4321
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To Infinity and Beyond!

Home of many of Nasa's non-manned missions, from voyager to Mars Rover to Galileo. They invite the general public to visit on Public Open House Day. Each year. They also have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Home of many of Nasa's non-manned missions, from voyager to Mars Rover to Galileo. They invite the general public to visit on Public Open House Day. Each year. They also have a weekly visitor day (Monday or Wednesday) on which they give a facility tour (usually at 1 pm). You need to go to thei JPL website, and scroll to... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is the coolest, most interesting place in Southern California. The science and space exploration being developed at JPL is world class. This place is the jewel in the crown of the San Gabriel Valley. Next open house---don't miss it, or sign up online for a tour!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

They do amazing things here - definitely recommend a tour if you are in the area to see mission control, the Mars yard and other working aspects of our space program

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Had reserve a tour 4 months in advance. Wake up your scientific spirit in JPL with various exhibits and resource person sharing the history of JPL and what it has done for the advancement of space exploration. I enjoyed the tour and i geeked out when i saw the real mission control center hehehe!

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My wife and I have been living here in the Pasadena area for 20 months, and we finally got to JPL. Than Goodness. What a wonderful place. Be warned....you must arrange your visit months in advance, so don't be disappointed. There is lots of walking, lots of steps, but though I am in my 80's and walk with a cane,... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Being the big space nut I am, this place was amazing to visit (I've gone to the open houses 4 of the last 5 years) They have great things for the whole family during the open houses. It can get a little crowded, but, this is a good sign.

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Glendale, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Lots of uphill and down. Limited access to Lab, not friendly too much security and heavy handed guards.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

What makes the JPL so special is that is one-of-a-kind. For those of us who grew up with space exploration, it is a real treat to see Voyager 1, the Mars Rovers, and to sit in Mission Control. The introductory film is well-done, and the guides cram a lot of information into the tour. This is a wonderful experience, and... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was fortunate to have a private tour in a small group from an employee friend. For those of us that grew up with the "space race" this was a real thrill to see the control room and displays that have been so much a part of our history. You have to plan way ahead if you want to book... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

If you are a die hard outer space junkie, you'll be in heaven here. Lots of interesting displays of satellites and rovers. There is an informative film narrated by Harrison Ford. And you get to visit mission control (yes, it's really active for the probes controlled by JPL) and the assembly building. The tour is 2.5 hours, which is a... More 

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