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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 - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Place is worth visiting if you are in Houston. A lot of informative stuff inside. Take time to visit the place as it has a lot to explore.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Brantford, Ontario
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was an excellent place to visit! Granted, my husband and I are interested in science-related tours; but, I think most people would find the center very interesting. We printed our tickets online before leaving Canada (and saved $3 per person as a result). We had a rental car and paid $6 for parking in their lot. We ensured we... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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106 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We drove from Dallas to visit the space centre and it wasn't exactly what we'd expected. The space centre doesn't really have any order to it, you just hope from here to there, which made it confusing. Don't get me wrong, there's a lot of great information and it is very interesting, but it just needs a bit more structure... More 

Thank ZaCarlyO
Houston, Texas
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We pre-booked this VIP tour before we arrived in the US, it didn't cost too much more but what a difference, The tour guides were knowledgeable, enthusiastic and obviously loved their job. We got to go behind the scenes and see, touch, get in and stand on some amazing things, the highlight being going inside the Apollo mission control and... More 

Thank Vimmes2015
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46 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Able to get the educational experience, but lacked the mind-blowing effects for an actual functioning space station. We enjoyed it, but there was no utter excitement even after taking the tours, doing the simulators, and watching the films. We are a sky-watching, space-loving family, and this didn't live up to our expectations.

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Mount Airy, Maryland, United States
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76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved our tour of NASA - Johnson Space Center. The exhibits are excellent, the signage and descriptions of what your looking at easy to read, and the overall flow and learning exceptional. The tram tour is 90 minutes and the highlights (for us) was visiting the actual command center/flight control which is now a National Historical Site and the... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was enthralled, enchanted and overwhelmed from the moment I entered the campus. It was as if fiction had become reality. The tour of the campus, the Mission Control Center for ISS, the actual images being transmitted live from ISS... this was so surreal. Then we saw the Saturn rocket. It is huge! This place as something for each age... More 

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Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Place is worth visiting if you are in Houston. A lot of informative stuff inside. Take time to visit the place as it has a lot to explore.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After previously visiting the Kennedy space centre in Florida this place was a let down The bus tour was too long and too many stairs and not enough to keep your interest. The inside exhibits were ok but not enough interactivity or people explaining things. And to make matters worse they have a fake space shuttle, what's the go with... More 

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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The presentations by the staff were the highlight of the visit, especially the lady who gave an overview of the international space station and recent developments like the photos of Pluto. The one hour tram tour consisted mostly of seeing buildings and parking lots. But the opportunity to see the command centre was cool. I only wished we were allowed... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had been to the Kennedy Space Center and the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum several times, but never to the Houston Space Center - so much to see and remember! Our son had heard our recollections so many times ( "Houston we have a problem ")and finally got to see the amazing vehicles that rode into space ,complete with... More 

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