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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 - 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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Girl Scout Overnight was fantastic!

I am troop leader to a group of Brownies and Juniors who attended the camp-in at the center. It was very well organized and fun. The girls had a blast! The check in went very... read more

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am troop leader to a group of Brownies and Juniors who attended the camp-in at the center. It was very well organized and fun. The girls had a blast! The check in went very smoothly. The food was plentiful and good. The counselors were knowledgeable and friendly. The activities were age appropriate and interesting. The girls are already talking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have lived in or around Houston for all of my life. However I have never been to Space Center Houston. When the opportunity arose, I visited and was not disappointed. I was there on a slow day (weekday) and although the main entrance area didn't seem that different from entering a building at Epcot, the exhibits were very interesting.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was interesting to see the history of the NASA space program. The Main area is more touristic and entertaining for childern. You should do the tram tour to see the training center and the saturn 5 rocket. All in all, a good overview on the NASA space program and its partners.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I say first visit because I know I'm definitely coming back. My husband and I were here with some friends and their kids! Really tons of fascinating things to see and experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Johnson Space Center(JSC) is a great museum and theme park.Everyone, family, solo, couples, kids can enjoy! Very informative an educational! Museum-You will learn history of space explanation at movie and exhibition.Most of them are real ones which NASA used at the projects. You can touch a stone from moon.Theme park-You enjoy space exploration. in Houston.There are many games and activities... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything for space nerds, original suits and spacecrafts as well as full size replicas. Will bring kiddo next time. Easy parking and OK dining options.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved it from arrival booking to the whole tour. Must pay the extra and get the audio tour it explains everything better allow at least 5hrs to see it all. When you go on the tram tour your first stop is the control room it's 87 stairs to walk up choose the elevator if you need that's my tip,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've lived around the corner from this for years and finally visited it today. Climbing on the 747 and shuttle was impressive. Tons of interesting exhibits and a great tour of NASA.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The center is unique place. I recommend to visit if you're passionate about cosmos. There are a lot of interesting things to see about life of astronauts. Must see place when you visit Houston.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The space center is pretty neat. I'm hard to please when it comes to touristy things to do. I guess I'm spoiled having grown up outside Washington DC where all the great Smithsonian museums are awesome and free, but this wasn't bad at all. The Saturn V rocket was very cool, and so was the space shuttle. I had a... More 

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