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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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Behind the scenes at Nasa Jet Lab

Brilliant 2+ hour tour of the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab at Pasadena. Chance to see behind the scenes in their clean labs where the rockets are made and visit the launch control... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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South East England, United Kingdom
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South East England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant 2+ hour tour of the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab at Pasadena. Chance to see behind the scenes in their clean labs where the rockets are made and visit the launch control room. Tour guides really knowledgeable and no need to swot up on your physics before you go - they never make you feel stupid. A hidden gem and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I participated in a tour of JPL recently as a member of our business team. The relevance of the JPL team efforts were clearly understood by our team. The profound impact was evident in our debriefing that occurred the following week. Whether a family or a business outing, there is profound impact to be realized in debriefing the experience subsequent... More 

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We, a nerdy family of four with 12- and 14-year-old children, all loved the JPL tour. It was really so much more interesting and entertaining than I expected. The tour guides were great and there were a number of exhibits that were very well designed for visitors. If you have any interest in space exploration, and are old enough to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

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 

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Anaheim, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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 July 25, 2016

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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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 

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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 

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