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Space Center Houston

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Address: 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058
Phone Number: +1 281-244-2100
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Space Center Houston is one of Houston’s top attractions, the Official...
Space Center Houston is one of Houston’s top attractions, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston’s first and only Smithsonian Affiliate and a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awardee. The center features more than 400 space artifacts as well as numerous permanent and traveling exhibits, attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program – all for one admission price. The experience is designed to engage adults and children alike. Known around the world as the home of NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control and astronaut training, guests are taken behind the scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center. Space Center Houston is open every day except Christmas day.
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We went to the Space Center on July 4th. We thought it would be a lot busier but we were there fairly early (around 10 am). We bought our tickets online through Groupon and saved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Edinburg, Texas

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Edinburg, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We went to the Space Center on July 4th. We thought it would be a lot busier but we were there fairly early (around 10 am). We bought our tickets online through Groupon and saved about $10/ticket. We first went on a tram tour--there are 3 to chose from. We picked the one with the historic Mission Control and the... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We couldn' t be in Houston and not visit the NASA Space Centre. We got there on opening and straight away headed to the tram tour to avoid lengthy queues and waiting. There are 2 to choose from and if you have the whole day available, worth doing both to get to see the various space craft and mission control.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

After going to the NASA Johnson Space Center, I was a little surprised it was ranked below the top ten (ranking as of this posting was 22). There are cool films, informative talks, an hour long tram tour, moon rocks, real space shuttles and rockets used on some of NASA's most famous missions and you can see the famous and... More 

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Dongducheon, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a great way to spend a day with something for everyone. The kids enjoyed the hands on and the adults enjoyed the history of the center and the exhibits. If you are flying in, be sure to look at the airport for coupons as they had $5 off each ticket; there is also. A $5 per ticket military... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I cannot believe I just stood and looked into in the Control Room for Apollo 13. What a blast! This attraction is full of history and science. Two of my favorite things. This is good for kids, but also good for seniors who remember the history of space and the race to the moon. Don't miss it!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Read the reviews here before deciding to visit and had my expectations raised very high, hence I was a little disappointed with the reality This is a fantastic place for children but for teenagers most of the exhibits are too childish Saying that I found the opportunity to sit in the mission control room that had sent men to the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The Space Center in Houston has something for everyone. There are hands on displays for kids and adults alike and many other fascinating displays in the museum. What I enjoyed the most was the guided tour of the acual Command Center that we saw so often when we were kids. So many historic flights were monitered from that room and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The place is great. There is a T-38 talon park which showcases some planes made by NASA.The plane on top of which the space shuttle first flew is also showcased there.Inside the space center building there are exhibits of the international space station ,a motion simulator ,a space movie theater and even a robot yogurt machine.There is a tram tour... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Worth the visit. Take a tram tour. Go early as it gets crowded. Im a space geek so it was awesome to see all they had. The old mission control tour is good. Lots to see and they have a good food court. A little pricey. Buy the Houston City Pass and see some other attractions. It saves you a... More 

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Razorbackland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Hey, I am all about learning and NASA sounds really cool. Well, this was not my cup of tea. The Space Center is a nice trip down memory lane, and have nice displays. The tour is just not very interesting.

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Additional Information about Space Center Houston

Address: 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058
Phone Number: +1 281-244-2100
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 23

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