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Space Center Houston

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Address: 1601 NASA Road One, Houston, TX 77058
Phone Number: (281) 244-2100
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Houston's top attraction is the official visitor's center for NASA, where...
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.
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How can you not love being this close to history?

Anyone should be fascinated by the exhibits here. It's a part of history! There are lots of activities for kids, but plenty for adults to see and experience as well. Play! This is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I don't care where you live in the United States this is one place you must visit- our space program headquarters...many of the displays are actual life-sized items from history...many attractions to keep the kids minds occupied...has gift shop, food court, and many side attractions...see an actual life-size space shuttle, or the Saturn 5 rocket complete with boosters...also take the... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Great visit to JSC. Lots of history and artifacts from the Apollo and other programs. Seemed to have several non-space activities but lots for kids to do

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We decided to go on a weekday - it was busy, but not crazy busy. Seeing all the different types of equipment and driving around to the areas was a great time. I feel like we could have stayed longer. The Saturn rocket was unreal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Amazing and interesting experience for everyone!! It takes a few of hours to see and discover the space center!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Anyone should be fascinated by the exhibits here. It's a part of history! There are lots of activities for kids, but plenty for adults to see and experience as well. Play! This is space stuff! Super cool! Bring your wallet.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

My family went here on a rainy Friday. We arrived as it open and it was already crowed with school field trip groups. Make sure to get the brochure listing the movie and exhibit times as they pretty much run on the half-hour or hour. We did not do the 90 minute tram tour but that was highly recommended to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We had used other TripAdvisor reviews to help plan our visit. Went on the tram ride as soon as we arrived - to the astronaut training facility + rocket site. What is not clear in any of the printed info is you have a guided tour of this facility, then get dropped off at the rocket building, then wait for... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The visitors' center is limited in its' scope. My husband, and engineer, says he had to hunt for the good displays. Ex: the moonrocks, the skylab, the mission control center. We visited twice. On the second visit, we took teenage grandchildren, who were unable to visit mission control, because there is no rainy day provision to do so. ! The... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The place where dreams were made and hearts have been broken. Had the pleasure of meeting Al Bean (Apollo 12). Wow. Even if you don't meet one of your hero still a great value experience much of which leaves you in amazement about the pioneers these guys and girls were & still are. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is an exceptional attraction for all ages. Its website is extensive and filled with helpful information. Here are a few tips and recommendations from us to make your visit easier and even more special. ■ We highly recommend you treat yourself to “Lunch with an Astronaut.” Cost is about $20 pp for adults above the regular ticket price. You’ll... More 

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