We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Space Center Houston

1601 NASA Road One, Houston, TX 77058
(281) 244-2100
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #27 of 165 attractions in Houston
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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Write a Review

1,301 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    501
    398
    238
    104
    60
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

This attraction is interesting for both adults and children. There are even things for very young children to be entertained by.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must see and worth a visit when in Houston. Take the facility tour and visit the control center. Awesome place for children - very interactive.We waited a while for the bus at the Saturn VI exibition. The shops have some cool items up for purchase.You walk away being proud of Man's achievements.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is both an educational and fun place to take children. Take the time to go on a tour of the facilities. Definitely a valuable use of time!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Longview, Texas
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Exhibits were great. Adults and kids in our party loved it. Movie theater exhibit was way too loud. Would have enjoyed it more if it were turned down a couple of notches and I have hearing loss. When moving to the guided exhibit right afterwards we could barely hear the guide. It would have been more enjoyable if the guide... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I've been there. It's totally different from what I thought. You are just allowed to see a few old stuffs. In my opinion, if you have time, and have nothing to do in Houston, just give Space Center Houston a try. If you have no time, just skip that.

Was this review helpful? Yes
California Hot Springs, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Did this excursion after our cruise with an airport transfer. My 10 yr old daughter loved it. We did the tram ride to see the astronaut training facility, but she really enjoyed the museum! Lots of hands on interaction and interesting stuff to see and the staff is very knowledgeable. Glad we went, wish we would have had more time... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mount Holly, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

If your kids like space and science, they will likely enjoy this place. It has a lot of hands-on stuff for kids, including various science experiments involving gravity, friction, parachutes, etc.. You can take a tram car around the property and visit a mission control room. There is a small rocket garden, and they have the awesome SaturnV rocket in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Must see stop if you are in Houston area, get a real feel from exhibits and various talks of life in space and what the future could hold. Suitable for all ages and great if you have small kids in tow. We got there early and did the tram tour first before the crowds arrived

Was this review helpful? Yes
League City, Texas
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Being the home of present day Astronauts Johnson Space Center is a must see! You have an opportunity to not only see what NASA is up to these days but also take a tram tour onsite and see the original Apollo Mission Control Center.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We came here thanks to many friend's advise and it worth it. I've been to many museums in America and Europe, and I really liked the content of SPH. It has a lot of information and real life exhibits (like Saturn flight capsules). The tours are are good and the Saturn V is amazing, breathtaking! As other reviewers said, the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Space Center Houston also viewed

 
Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to Space Center Houston? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Space Center Houston, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing