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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Address: 4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena, CA 91109-8001
Phone Number: 818-354-4321

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Free Public Tour!!!!

They offer tours throughout the year on Mondays and Wednesdays. You just have to book them months in advance. I booked our tour for August in March. The tours fill up fast so as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They offer tours throughout the year on Mondays and Wednesdays. You just have to book them months in advance. I booked our tour for August in March. The tours fill up fast so as soon as they open the spots book them! The tour is amazing. After driving through security you will park and walk into the visitor center. Here... More 

1 Thank Monkebones
Anaheim, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is for the JPL Open House that was held June 4-5, 2016 On Saturday, I remembered someone posted the JPL information on Facebook. I check out the Eventbrite site, and there were still 50+ tickets available, so I selected the 11:30 slot on Sunday. The tickets are free, but you need to get your tickets online before going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you love anything to do with the space program, the JPL tour is for you. Fun family outing, but wear walking shoes and be prepared for stairs. Beautiful setting tucked up against the San Gabriel Mountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

See where the fleet of probes that explore our solar system are assembled and managed. You can see the Mission Control where all of the probes are controlled: whether it is the Juno probe exploring Jupiter or watching data being received from the still functioning Voyager 1 you will find them all here. Of course I can't forget there is... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

After doing campus tour of Cal Tech, made the 15 minute drive to JPL, and it's like another world. Have to make tour arrangements weeks in advance, and it was worth every second of it. Son is showing interest in Aerospace engineering so we were in heaven, it is a working lab so they can only show you so much... More 

Thank Vic S
Redlands, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

My husband and I took the free public tour of JPL recently. For the science buff , it is fascinating, and kids clearly love it too. (If you're a fan of the TV program, The Big Bang Theory, this is where the gang works, hypothetically.) Advance reservations are required and must be made online, where you can choose a future... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

JPL does their once a year open house and it was great. They have so many sites with different topics and activities for kids. My kids got "ran over" by a Mars Rover demonstration. It was great! I wish they would do it more often not just 1 weekend a year. They also had food trucks, a lot of learning... More 

Thank JanetT8
Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The JPL open house is a MUST EVENT for the science fan of any age. Words cannot describe the access, the science, and the people. The people make the event- the director of solar system exploration standing there chatting about the subject, the person who manages Cassini just chatting about developing the program with my seven year old were all... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Tickets: If you're lucky enough to get tickets, there's a mobile option to scan your tix off your phone. Bring your ID. According to repeat attendees and staff, this new format of limited tickets seems to be working better. Parking/Entrance: For a 9 am start time, go EARLY for free parking in the JPL Lot. Or, go late and catch... More 

3 Thank Shiubee
Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

My Dad worked there for over 30 years. So I have been there many a time. If you go by all means go to the visitor's center as they have some neat stuff to see. Also if you are a School Teacher they will mail you some really great photos of Outer Space if you ask nicely.

Thank David L

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