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Space Center Houston

1601 NASA Road One, Houston, TX 77058
(281) 244-2100
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Ranked #27 of 173 attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Government Buildings
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Houston's top attraction is the official visitor's center for NASA, where simulations allow you to experience what it's like to walk in space or land... more » Owner description: Houston's top attraction is the official visitor's center for NASA, where simulations allow you to experience what it's like to walk in space or land on the moon. Visitors can also tour the NASA control center. « less
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Woubrugge, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Expensive and not very interesting You had to pay extra for almost everything and food and drinks are extremely expensive.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was literally, the worst idea we could have had for a day out in Houston. First of all, it is not, by any stretch of the imagination, IN Houston. It's about an hour and a half out of town by bus. Secondly, it is aimed a children. And...sorry to say...not the smartest children either :S It's super basic, really... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We all enjoyed the new exhibits. Walk a bit and go into see one of the movies, then walk some more. The three movies are well worth the time and are entrances to other parts of the museum. Plan in the movies when you arrive and walk and play and look to fill in the time between. Go out and... More

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Houston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We took a tour but it was so hot on the 'train' that it was not enjoyable. We were anxious to get it completed. Then we saw the film and the Space Station mock up. Interesting but not great. The highlight was getting to meet Astronaut Jerry L. Ross. If you purchased a copy of his new book, 'SPACEWALKER' then... More

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Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I did the Level 9 tour at the space center. It was super educational and informative and allowed us access to place not available on the regular tours. Sitting in the historic mission control and being able to ask the present mission controller questions was nerd heaven. We watched as the ISS went into the night side... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

First of all, do not try to compare it with the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. Space Center Houston is not in the same league, so judge it as an attraction in its own right. The highlight is the tram tour that takes you to see the Mission Control Centre. Plenty of information available about all the space programs, and... More

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Took an 8 and a 10 year old here for what was to be a half day visit. ...the visitor center was busy but was filled with things to do and see that captured the interest of these two...they never ran out of things to do or see...and never left the visitor's center...they attention was completely captured and held for... More

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queretaro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Third time and still amazed of this place. Tram tour is always interesting, exhibits at main entrance always have educational displays for kids. Great place if you enjoy learning/STEM... boring for those w/o thirst of knowledge.

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Fredericksburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were in Houston visiting Rice University and we took a side trip to the Space Center. We had a delightful couple of hours, visiting, great place to bring the kids.!

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I visited the space center on a Sat and spent around 5 hours there. It is such an inspiring place to be and for travelers with kids - its a must go place.

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