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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 9:00 am - 7:00 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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Great family excursion

Very crowded in the summer. A must for space enthusiasts. My 24 yr old daughter was enthralled. Too crowded for me and full of little kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Paula H
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Willis, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

we went the first weekend that the new shuttle was opened, great for kids and a very good learning experience, everyone was very helpful , had family from out of town with us , parking was great ,

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The special exhibit with Myth Busters is really cool....all the things you wanted to try at home but were afraid! For example, trying to pull the tablecloth off a table set with dishes! The tram tour was amazing! We can send people into space with all this technology. Just fascinating!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very crowded in the summer. A must for space enthusiasts. My 24 yr old daughter was enthralled. Too crowded for me and full of little kids.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are lots to see at NASA Space Center, go early so there will be no line, limited and not much to choose at the food court.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took our 8 yo grandaughter for her first trip. She loved the tours along with all the interactive displays. She especially liked the Mythbusters displays. Lots of fun.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I still can't wrap my head around how awesome this place is! I go every year and still can't get enough of it! There are a couple tram tours to take, I recommend taking both and getting in line for them as early as possible. The times of the tours are posted and the earlier you get in line for... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We live a few hours away and have been meaning to do the NASA tour for a while now. Debated the extra money for the Level 9 tour and it was definitely the right choice. There are two departure options:10:45 or 11:15 (tours are only available Mon-Fri). We chose the 11:15 which I think also worked well because we got... More 

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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only space shuttle in the US where you can walk through. Even the Smithsonian only lets your walk around and see but nothing like this--walking through and seeing the actual cargo area, crane, toilet, controls, cockpit, etc. Oh yeah it's on top of a Boeing Jet that used to carry it back to Orlando for another trip. Great site to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Be prepared to pay $6 for parking unless you are a member. Go early to beat the crowds. If you are a member of AAA show your card for a significant discount when buying your tickets at the window. If you can go on a weekday it is less crowded & you will be able to see people working on... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This trip was real fun, my 9 year old of course loved the Mythbusters set up but was slightly bored with the "museum" style walk through of most of it. Although he did like the tour of the Nasa space center and even asked the guide questions. Staff wasn't super friendly but not rude. The guide at the Nasa space... More 

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