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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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Activities: Group tours/day tour

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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La Jolla, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My daughter grown up with this yearly May open house tour, She loved it. unfortunately they canceled last year's open house due to lack of funding. please check their website in May to see whether it hold the open house in May.

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Montrose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very nice museum. The von Karman lecture series is well worth your time. Visitor Parking is right next to the entrance. Educational outreach to schools and financial support to FIRST robotic teams is stellar! Open House is very educational. Suggest going Sunday morning to avoid the public throngs of people. Employee volunteers make it very interesting. Catch a few JPL... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

You have to book the public tour months in advance - but it was worth it. The crowd is very small and there weren't any lines (still had problems finding parking though). I went with my husband and teenage son who are "nerdy" and loved it - but I don't know anything about this stuff and loved it as well.... More 

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Address: 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone Number: 818-354-4321
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena

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