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Space Center Houston

1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058-3145
+1 281-244-2100
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Space Center Houston is one of Houston’s top attractions, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston’s first 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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tram tour” (1,115 reviews)
“mission control” (897 reviews)
“rocket park” (372 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058-3145
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+1 281-244-2100
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Reviewed today via mobile

Have visited here many times once as a child many years ago. Then took my older children 13 years ago now my youngest children this year. Great for families. Things are always changing. So much to see. Dissapointed the tours changed to either or but...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

We bought the Houston City pass and combined the Space Center and Kemah Boardwalk into one day. The Space center parking is $5 per car. The wait times for the red/blue tram tours are VERY long. Bring your patience and water!! However the Space Center...More

Thank Jamie R
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There are two tram tours, each had an hour wait at 10:30am on a Friday. The trams are poorly coordinated and there is significant down time and could easily be optimized by anyone with a game plan and a little bit of effort. You feel...More

Thank Megan7858
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Super fun day out for the family! Very interesting learning about individual astronauts as well as those in ground control, engineering etc. Also good for learning about the potential of flying to Mars and what it would be like there compared to the moon. My...More

Thank IcaCalm
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The whole experience was very educational and interesting. Don't just do everything in the Space Center be sure to go into the shuttle and take a tour. We took the Mission Control tour and it was fantastic. It was like stepping back into time. This...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice way to spend a few hours but not as comprehensive as Kennedy Space Center. It was cool to see that NASA still employs engineers and scientists, you do get to tour their lab which was fascinating.

Thank Michael V
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tram ride and former mission control tour was horrible. 2.5 hours in the heat just to spend 5 minutes looking at the room. Never again. You cant see rocket park unless you go on one of the tram tours. It was very disappointing to...More

1  Thank fred s
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Must see place while in Houston. You can have lunch with astronaut on Friday and Saturday. This is Houston top attraction

Thank SajMaj1
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having visited Kennedy space centre in Florida a few years ago I was curious to visit this one. We arrived early having bought our tickets online prior to arriving. The centre was so informative and had a lot of interactive boards and lots for kids....More

Thank galaxygirl26
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There were lots of interactive exhibits, rides for kids, lots to see. We spent 7.25 hours here. Do the tram first. For some reason, the boarding process was extremely slow for the first ride of the day, then T-storms were passing through and we needed...More

Thank NJ2SC
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Michelle T
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Jodeegu | Reviewed this property |
Perhaps it might be easier to stay closer, if that is an option. We recently stayed at a Microtel that was within easy walking distance.
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Anne G
July 6, 2018|
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Response from tanyap924 | Reviewed this property |
Got there at 1pm on Saturday and it was so crowded you could hardly move. There was a 2hr wait for the tram.
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sgham2018
June 23, 2018|
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Response from Jodeegu | Reviewed this property |
Our hotel offered tickets at a discounted rate, $6 or $7 dollars off of the entry fee. However, we chose the City Pass because we wanted to go to several places and it worked out to be less expensive per attraction.
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