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
Improve this listing
)
Ranked #27 of 174 Attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

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

1,687 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    678
    513
    309
    124
    63
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I figured that if the kiddos said "Houston, we have a problem", they oughta know where/how/why it is a part of the American vocab. We all enjoyed and were awed by the history and the size of the Space Program from the late 1950's thru today. The youngest loved the tour of the Robots being developed for Mars missions. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Wow, how do you top a trip to mission control? An amazing look into the history of the space program and a chance to see both real and replica spacecraft. Also, a preview of upcoming space programs. It was a very interactive, encouraging hands on activities with employee led demonstrations. The employees were very knowledgeable. We were informed how to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orange County, California
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing to learn how this country's Space Program has evolved. Really interesting, educational and fun stuff on display. They have the actual equipment / vessels that have launched into space and have been on the moon's surface. They have moon rocks for kids to touch, and endless films/videos to keep their attention. Wish we had more time to spend there!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It was pretty cool. My favorite thing to look at was the space food, so fascinating. They had an interactive/educational Angry Birds section for small children. Check out the video I made: youtu.be/2Vbw5BUV5y0

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The $6 parking fee was a little rich then the entry fee to the centre but once we entered there was so much to see and do the we ran out of time. I would suggest you get there when it opens to see all the attractions. We lined up for the tram ride which was well worth the wait.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Durham, North Carolina
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

For all of those true space fans - Johnson Space Center is a must, but sadly most of what makes this place significant is enclosed within massive buildings that you can only see from the outside. The visitor center, museum, and rocket park are done very well and worth the price of admission, which I suggest buying online and save... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Polk, Louisiana
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

PROs: 1. There is a lot of great history captured in this Museum that highlights the space race and the international space station (ISS) in particular. 2. They do a great job presenting the future goals of NASA. Before I visited here I would have thought NASA was fading away - that's the angle the press seems to present. Now... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Farmingville, New York
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Defintly overpriced, there was not much that held our interest. Without the additional (cost) attractions within the center you could proabably do the whole thing within three hours. This does not include the 90 minute Tram tour. The Tram tour included the Mission Control Center which was great to see, but most of the 90 minutes was hardly worth the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Worth the drive, a spectacular site loaded with historical objects, especially the Apollo control center. The tram tour provides opportunities to see training facilities and large rockets, take the time to walk around the Saturn 5 rocket, HUGE!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ostrava, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

If passing by Houston, don't miss this! Here you can actually touch the space travels history. Just a few recommendations: buy the ticket on the web, you can save $5 per person. Be prepared to spend there more money on different attractions! Which makes the visit pretty pricey. Come early because although they close at 7 PM, most activities end... 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?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing