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Space Center Houston

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Address: 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058-3145
Phone Number: +1 281-244-2100
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
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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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A BUCKET LIST STOP

Just like Kitty Hawk, Cape Canaveral,Smithsonian etc. the Space Center is a "must do" for all those who have an interest in Americas history of exploration and technology triumphs... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm embarrassed to say...i was born in Houston. I'm in my 60s and never been...till we had out of town friends visiting. It was so much fun...history in the making. So many memories relived. You can spend all day there..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and some friends visited the Johnson Space Center last Monday. The facility is not huge so it's very manageable to get around. There is a lot to do and see so allow time to explore. We were coming from Kansas City and wanted to purchase tickets in advance. My friend called a local grocery store and they provided... More 

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Just like Kitty Hawk, Cape Canaveral,Smithsonian etc. the Space Center is a "must do" for all those who have an interest in Americas history of exploration and technology triumphs in mans quest to fly. Truly a historic site for those old enough to remember the excitement and wonder of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo and a great introduction to those under... More 

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It's an interesting place to visit but there are not a lot of rides or attractions for smaller kids. It's worth the trip if spending more than a week in Houston.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not much to see compared with Kennedy Space Center in Florida....but it is 1/3rd the price to get in ! Tram tour wasn't worth the wait in line.....just a bunch of mid century buildings on the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolute must see! Informative and fascinating insight into the space programmes. Has everything space nerds and non space nerds would want to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great visit! So much of this country's history and ingenuity preserved for future generations! The presentation given by "Neal" regarding the Mission Control room was thorough but not "stuffy" - he kept it exciting and informative! The permanent housing for the Saturn V is a testament to American Excellence and a treasure for adults and children alike!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Space centre Houston is a must visit place if you are in Houston, Texas. Although the tickets are expensive but it is worth seeing place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If there are more than 2 of you - or you expect to come back within a year- become members rather than buying single tickets. Less expensive. The tours are great- fun seeing the co tell room but I was most taken by seeing the giant rocket on its side in the shed-the enormity of it as well as being... More 

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We try to go to the Galleria every time we are in town. There are a wide range of stores in the mall as well as an ice skating rink and numerous places to dine or just grab a snack. It's a feel good place to be. People of all walks of life and cultures are there. The only downfall... More 

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