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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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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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.

Space Center Houston is open every day except Christmas day.

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We visited Space Center Houston on Feb. 5. We had purchased our tickets in advance online and also booked timed tickets for the space shuttle and tram. We are thankful we did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Gaylord, Minnesota

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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent several hours here. We went on one of the two tram tours. Saw one of the rockets that launched the Apollo capsules. I was in awe walking around this GIANT rocket. The main Space Center building shows many movies; opt for the tram tours which take you out to the actual government buildings. The food available for purchase... More 

Thank wanograham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Moving to Houston from Ohio almost two years ago we tend to get friends and family visitors frequently, particularly in the colder northern months. This is always an interesting place to take them for a days worth of entertainment. As a frequent flyer, I went ahead and bought the season ticket to save on parking and admission. While it's getting... More 

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Gaylord, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Space Center Houston on Feb. 5. We had purchased our tickets in advance online and also booked timed tickets for the space shuttle and tram. We are thankful we did because there were many students groups there. The shuttle and inside exhibits were interesting. We were not impressed with the tram tour but we think some things were... More 

1 Thank 733lisau
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Space Center Houston is an awesome place to visit!!! There are plenty of hands-on activities for the kids,and not only are they fun...the kids will be learning about space,and space travel without even knowing it!!! The newest attraction is a full size model of a Space Shuttle attached to an actual plane used to move the Shuttle around the country!!!... More 

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Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Space Center is more an office than a museum. I liked a lot. Learned many things about life and study in space. Enjoyed also the visit to Nasa offices. This is not Disney, this is for real, so be prepared to walk. Congratulations.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I took our daughter and grandson (8 years old). We all found it most interesting and enjoyable. Lots of activities in the museum, and amazing things to see there and elsewhere. We especially enjoyed the huge Saturn rocket in a separate building. We also saw a large training facility with mockups of the space station and other... More 

Thank NKMtx
North Cornwall Township
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved this place and recommend it highly! I wish we had had more time. Plan to get there early and stay until it closes- next time, that's what we'll do. Fascinating insight into the space program. It was an exciting day learning about space and space exploration.

Thank Varnerpercussion
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

NASA is historic! I have always dreamed of exploring space when I was growing up and now more than 20 years later I was able to visit the place of my dreams. Therefore, I was a little sad to see that it was really touristy. Space Center Houston is really just a separate facility off-site. The real NASA is located... More 

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Baghdad, Iraq
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Me and my family visited SCH on a sort of cold day. The people cars shuttling the visitors are not enclosed so you have to go on a warm day to really enjoy your visit. Also allow at least half a day for your tour so you can see everything, "go early" the facility closes early. Also the site is... More 

Thank melgares
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very fun, and interactive. For kids of all ages, as well as adults. Educational , but hands-on. Will take a few hours.

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