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Space Center Houston

Address: 1601 NASA Road One, Houston, TX 77058
Phone Number: (281) 244-2100
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Ranked #24 of 133 Attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Science Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Houston's top attraction is the official visitor's center for NASA...
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Type: Government Buildings, Science Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Space Center Houston was a great place for taking the kids and giving them some perspective on how space exploration has developed over the years. The exhibits are fabulous as well as the films. We spent all day there and easily could have spent several more hours without feeling like we'd "seen it all." My 10 year old loved the... More 

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Bangkok
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit and learn all about NASA and space and space travel. Went there twice now and enjoyed the tour and information. The whole experience makes it worth a visit and for anyone visiting Houston its a must to take half a day to go down to see NASA centre

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Quebec
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Very impressive museum! Easy to find and lots of parking spaces. Friendly personnel. On arrival, we took the blue tram tour on a cold and rainy day. So it was not crowded.The tour took us to the Control Center. Everything is authentic and the tour guides are very informative and ready to answer your questions. This is a big place... More 

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Binan City, Philippines
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a place I wanted to visit for most of my life, but I expected more. But here is how to make the most of it and save some money... 1- Get group tickets. If you get 15 tickets you pay $10.95 plus they give you a free ticket. We had 13 people but got the group tickets because... More 

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Laredo, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My family and I went on New Year's Day, and we had a wonderful time. We went on the tram rides to see the the Control Center and and the space shuttle. NASA has many interactive things for children. I so enjoyed the Control Center, where the famous line "Houston, we have a problem" was heard from Apollo 13. My... More 

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Oosterhout, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

It may not be as impressive as Orlando, but as I have not visited that location I found the experience quite impressive. The history written at this center pervades the center and is presented very well. Admittedly the tram tour is a little tedious in between the various destinations, but the training center and rocket display make up for the... More 

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Savannah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Houston area multiple times over the past years for both work and visit a college friend. He works for Boeing/NASA and to my surprise has never toured the Johnson Space Center. We decided it was time. We both were surprised to find interesting information. He related to me that he has worked on many of the... More 

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Pasadena, Texas
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Staying a few days in Houston we decided to take a look at the Johnson Space center. We have visited several NASA facilities over the years and this facility had always been on my bucket list. My advice. Visit the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kansas, as it is twice as good as the Johnson space center. Or... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Me and my husband happened to be in the area and heard a lot of great things about the space center. Unfortunately, all the hype was for nothing. I feel like you see more outside the space center rather than inside. I was very displeased with the experience it's basically a circle you walk around and read a lot of... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We had high hopes for this. Full disclaimer...I am NOT a space buff but hubby is. We were here on a cold, rainy January day. We were warned that the tram ride may be wet but we traveled across the country to see this so we were willing to get wet. And oh boy! Did we get soaked. The tram... More 

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