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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 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.
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wow!! What a day.

Get there early and plan on staying late. There is so much to do and see, it is going to take you all day to get it in. They have something for everyone no matter what your age.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Well, all we got to see of the space center was the front parking lot, because the attendant of the tram tour didn't want to be bothered loading a wheelchair passenger on the last tour of the day : even though the 'boarding/open' sign was still lit up, even though the 'accessible' tram was less than half full, and people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Get there early and plan on staying late. There is so much to do and see, it is going to take you all day to get it in. They have something for everyone no matter what your age.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you're a fan of real science, space, rockets, etc., this is a must visit place when you're in Houston, TX. Be there early so you can take both tram tours. I ran out of time, so I was not able to see the shows, and I definitely would like to come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Planning is the key to get the most information and reading in the time. If you grab the twilight entry in the last 2 hours of the first day the entry includes the next day. That's a couple of hours to get the feel and plan the activities for the next day. Both tram rides are a must and all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went here during a long layover in Houston. I enjoyed the historical value behind the tour but I would've rather toured Minute Maid Park. There are two tram tours, one blue and the other red. We went on both. Both go to Rocket Park at the end which is just a few mock up rockets sitting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Can't rate this highly enough! Must see experience for anyone interested in space exploration. Do the tram tour (blue, if you can), and view as many of the theatre experiences as you can. Visit during the week to avoid crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Needed more time to cover all the awesome sites. Get there early and stay late. Highly recommend it, good for the entire family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

An amazing collection of displays and information! Do the tram tour as early as possible & watch as many of the films as you can. Best one is in Space Exploration. I did the guided audio tour and loved it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The centre offers an intereting journey to space travel howver it is a bitmrun down, specially the rocket park. Some of the attractions also look run down in the centre

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you are tight on time and have to give up something on your Houston itinerary. I would give this up simply because this is not only out of the way, but also doesn't offer a lot for the price they charge. Of course, if you swing by the McDs in the area (there's one on Nasa Road 1 and... More 

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