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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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9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 7:00 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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Fun, except for the tram.

It was some of the most awesome things I have ever seen. The only thing was the tram. It was the slowest, most unforgettable thing I have ever seen at a major attraction.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Saint James, United States
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a cool day trip! Great to see the mock up of the international space center and spend time learning about the history Nasa and the area.

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Saint James, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was some of the most awesome things I have ever seen. The only thing was the tram. It was the slowest, most unforgettable thing I have ever seen at a major attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time seeing the space center. All the rockets and space capsules were so cool. The Saturn V was the best. Take the time to do the tram tour. We did the one with mission control. So worth the time. You know it's a great place to go when your 15 year old isn't bored!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The actual visit is a bit too short. You inly get to see Saturn IV and the old comand center. Plus Independence. The rest, is a lot of commercial stuff with no historical value, built by Disney. Worth going only once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Neat place to visit.... Whole family enjoyed the time and loved the tram ride. We got there at 9 and still didn't see everything by 6.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had some downtime before flying home following business trip to the Houston area.This is a great place to visit, especially for those with children. What great history. With the addition of the Space Shuttle,its even better!! Well worth the money

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the attractions centres on 3-4 campus buildings which you get to on a tram (40 mins )- the ride seems to be longer than the time spent in the building and each tram come back the same route and tells you the same "stories" - the sights are mission control, astronaut training and rockets - sometimes they run a special... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was expensive for what was offered. Some additional costs also if you want to ride some of the virtual rides. Movies were good.Be sure to add $6 for parking over the approximately $25 per person.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This has been an enjoyable attraction for me, over 60, and my grandkids aged 4 and 6, as well as their parents in their 30s. There really is something for everyone here. The hands on activities geared toward the younger children range from mere fun to highly educational. The planetarium has several informative and engaging presentations provided in a state... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was initially concerned that they wouldn't have enough interesting exhibits for the kids but it is more interactive than I expected. There are lots of educational stations and the tram tour and space shuttle tour are fantastic. We went first thing in the morning which I'd recommend since it got very busy later in the day. Also recommend getting... More 

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