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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Mon 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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took the grandkids, they enjoyed it and so did we. Lots of tech stuff to keep them interested and historical exhibits to learn about.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Angouleme, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Awesome place,,tour bus takes you to the "pool" where they simulate having no gravity; lots to do '& see, a "Must" place to visit in Houston

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Gladstone, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is an experience that will take you out of this world. You get to go on a tour of the actual control room that launched some of the first manned operations to space. The only way to best to describe it, is to say that you just have to check this out.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit to the Spaced Center. We didnthe "red" tour and it was fab. When we went in to see the Saturn V rocket my husband said it was one of the most amazing things he had ever seen and said that all school children should be taken there at least once for the... More 

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Houston, Tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of the few places you take your out of town visitors - after the first trip, its a bit boring. I still like to see the original control room and the replica of the space shuttle but thats about it. A visit every 3 years is a must for all Houstonians...

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Wills Point, Texas
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

took the grandkids, they enjoyed it and so did we. Lots of tech stuff to keep them interested and historical exhibits to learn about.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Looking for a tour of The Johnson Space Center and a look at space memorabilia? Space Center Houston is the sole source and collection of space hardware in Houston. It's a great interactive museum with lot's of seasonal displays of non NASA exhibits. Very Family Friendly!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Have been here may times on the weekend and everyone seems to enjoy the visit. Had an opportunity to visit on a weekday and was pleasantly surprised to find they have a tram tour of the entire NASA complex.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Another "must see" attraction of the Houston area. See real space capsules form the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs as well as a full size Space shuttle mockup set atop the actual 747 that carried the shuttles from coast to coast. Space Center Houston is the official visitor center for NASA's JSC although it is not a NASA or government... More 

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Middle England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I get the impression a lot of people come here because they feel they ought to, not because they are interested in space travel. Certainly it wasn't as good as I expected, after paying $23 each to get in, and $6 for parking too, and then not be able to see half the exhibits for the strollers, and the kids... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Space Centre was somewhere I had wanted to visit ever since I was a child and I had a great time. The museum was brilliant, plenty of stuff to do for adults and children. The only downside was that the weather was awful, so both days I was there I managed to miss all the tours, which is obviously... More 

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