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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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This is Rocket science!

Always you hear 'this is not a rocket science', but here you see really a rocket science and agree why it is called a rocket science. Saturn V in rocket park gives a complete... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Pretoria, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I drove around an hour from Springs, Texas, to visit the Space Center. What a wonderful experience we had! We spent at least four mind-blowing hours idling through the interactive, informative and well-designed displays and joining a tram tour. Though there were many people (we went on a Saturday) we never felt crowded or cramped. The waiting... More 

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Gurgaon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Always you hear 'this is not a rocket science', but here you see really a rocket science and agree why it is called a rocket science. Saturn V in rocket park gives a complete picture of what a rocket is made of. From a pin to payload, everything is designed with uttermost care and thatz why it is entering the... More 

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North Babylon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This was our favorite thing to do in Houston.! We spent about 4 hours here and enjoyed every bit of it. There are wonderful exhibits for all ages. The children's activities are very good with lots of interactive exhibits and things to keep them engaged. The tram tour to rocket park and mission control was very enjoyable. There is so... More 

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Villahermosa, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I loved it. I always wanted to visit NASA since I was a small child. I was there last friday March 6th. I want to bak there soon.

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Hartford, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am a space nerd and on a company paid for trip to Houston, I knew this was a must see on my list. My biggest mistake was going on a Saturday. It was PACKED and I do not personally enjoy anything with crowds or whining children. The tram ride was misleading, most of the time (2 hours) is spent... More 

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houston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We purchased our tickets online prior to our visit so we saved some time at the entrance. You need a whole day in order to enjoy all of the attractions, we learned a lot and the kids had so much fun, a lot of history and very educational. You may bring your own food and have a picnic out in... More 

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PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Being old enough to remember the Space Program, this was a wonderful one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see history! Definitely worth a visit if in the Houston area.

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Mpls, Mn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Can't pass it by! I am not even a space buff and I enjoyed it!The tram tour was interesting, loved Rocket Park (you can only get there on the tour). ** TIP ** - stop by a local Walgreens and pick up a coupon (ask at counter or look by the newspaper rack near the registers). SAVE $15/person. DO another... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Brilliant place to visit,expectionally good value, we learnt so much, the tram ride is a must and then you should do at least one of the theatres, we did two. Our ticket included the audio tour, which enhanced the experience.. We decided against an organised tour and caught the 249 bus there and 246 bus back for the grand total... More 

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Dunlap, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Incredible exhibits! You can take a tram tour out to a separate area to see space vehicle hardware being assembled from an enclosed catwalk, and in a separate building see a Saturn V rocket. There are smaller rockets on display as well. You can't absorb it all in one visit...try to avoid times when school is not is session as... More 

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