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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Address: 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone Number: 818-354-4321
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Type: Colleges & universities, Factory tours, Government buildings, Sightseeing Tours, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/day tour
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Type: Colleges & universities, Factory tours, Government buildings, Sightseeing Tours, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/day tour

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La Jolla, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you are interested in the NASA space program, you MUST take JPL's NASA tour. It's very interesting!

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Eagle
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very impressive tour. NOT FOR LITTLE KIDS. Unbelievable facility, well versed and knowledgeable tour guide. The un-manned exploration of space starts here.

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Pasadena, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
33 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I was here recently for one of the JPL Open Houses. This is a really nice facility located close to the 210 Freeway. On the day we went the crowds were tremendous. Even though JPL has several parking lots, getting to them was difficult due to the huge crowds. Lines for many of the exhibits were 1 or 2 hours.... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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106 reviews 106 reviews
55 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

NASA's JPL has been involved in major discoveries on the nature of our solar system and beyond. One can argue it is the best return on scientific investment for NASA. You will learn about these scientific advances and much more. Amazing museum shows the flotilla of rovers to Mars. You need to arrange for a visit in advance--but worth the... More 

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Westlake Village, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I highly recommend a tour of JPL. You have to set it up ahead of time, but it's free and Incredibly interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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328 reviews 328 reviews
202 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

To appreciate JPL. It's home to a large part of the NASA program. Also connected to Cal Tech. A diverse and rich history to our space program, from ballistic missiles to space robotics.

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Pasadena, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Amazing place to visit. The exhibits and displays are fascinating. Voyager I exhibits, Mars Rover. Nestled up in the beautiful foothills in La Cañada.

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