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Space Center Houston

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Space Center Houston Admission
From $24.95*
Space Center Houston Admission
From $24.95*
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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...more
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1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058-3145
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having visited on a rainy day the open air tour was very wet! We couldn’t hear a word the narrator said on the tour bad speakers. The driver was excellent with service. The different booths to see were laid out poorly and created mass confusion....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sweetie333
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you have any memories of space exploration, good or bad, this is one of the places you must visit to validate your memories, or learn the truth of your childhood memories. A full day activity.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jac2580
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you got a science buff,not matter what age, this place is a no brainer. This place is also a compulsory stop over for family and friends visiting from out of town, an international tourists. Do not miss the Apollo rocket display via the tram...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bwrmabus2
Reviewed 3 days ago

Even if you have only a passing interest in space exploration, this is must-see attraction in Houston. Taking the advice of the staff at the entrance, we did the tour first (visiting NASA Mission Control, the test facility and rocket) and then browsed the museum...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on The Level 9 tour. It was amazing. We want to go back & do the regular tour now. It is a must for anyone visiting Houston!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Veryhappygran
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It would have been more enjoyable if we were bundled up. High 40’s but with wind gusts!!! The tour involved a tram ride and it stops in 3 cold buildings. The main museum was crowded on a Friday. Glad to see the interest in space...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hereandtherejoy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were done with our work in Houston and had the afternoon free. The Johnson Space Center (the JSC in NASA lingo) was about 30 miles southeast of downtown Houston. We got down there relatively quickly because the traffic was not that bad. There is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank GKBrash
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great place to go and see what space travel is all about. Highly recommend when you’re in Houston. Seeing how the astronauts lived, slept, ate, and how small their quarters really were is fascinating. Past space rockets and the shuttle are on display along with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank barnieb1961
Reviewed 6 days ago

I remember watching 60's rocket launches, and mission coverage. This attraction brought back memories of those missions, the excitement and the fears, so many missions. Lots of interesting exhibits from the past and also the future.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Charles C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Super! Absolutely stunning.... Encourage everyone to visit if you happen to be in Houston. Real experience for children If you’re children lucky and hardworking they can become astronaut or a scientist

Date of experience: February 2019
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December 30, 2018|
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Response from ramirof295 | Reviewed this property |
Just buy at che counter
December 27, 2018|
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Response from Trinitess | Reviewed this property |
It’s better to purchase online in advance , they offer discounts too!
November 21, 2018|
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Response from kmcgowan0319 | Reviewed this property |
The historical tour is very good and the lines are shorter than the astronaut training center tour. If you want to expedite both, but a membership for the family and you will get shorter lines. The member isn’t much more... More
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If you only had one day in or around Orlando... (2 Replies)
My husband and I are going to Florida for the first time at the end of October. We are going for a wedding, staying in Orlando. We will have one full day free to do anything we want, and need advice. I know this will sound odd, but we don't want to do any of the theme parks. Going without our kids, for a change, and want something fun for us that shows us what Florida has to offer. So, if you only had one day in or around Orlando (within an hour or so, I'd say. We will have a rental car) what...More
September 14, 2016|
Response fromscottca075|
>>> I know this will sound odd, but we don't want to do any of the theme parks.<<< Doesn't seem odd to me at all. With a rental car I'd stretch that 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours and go to St Augustine. Depending on what you like doing, Winter Park is a nice town to shop and dine in. The Kennedy Space Center is nice if that interests you. An Everglade trip, not just an airboat ride, would be fun too.
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Kennedy Space Center (9 Replies)
Hi. 3 kids - 12, 13 and 14. 5 adults. Can anybody tell me more about the Space Center. We are considering it for a down day. Enjoyable???
May 07, 2008|
Response fromlynmc1010|
there is loads to do at kennedy space centre. much more than we thought there was! definately do the simulator which blasts you into space - it was really cool!! also there is a bus tour which takes you to the shuttle viewing station and to a place where you can walk under an apollo space rocket!! Its so big!! There are 2 3d films to watch at the base which are really good too! I wasnt really that excited about going here but my husband wanted to do it. However, once there I loved it! The...More
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Give me some RAIN day ideas!!! What is there fun to do? (15 Replies)
Ok so we are leaving tonight........3 of the days we are there have rain in forecast! Give me some fun ideas of things to do. Is the Space Center in doors?? Thanks in advance!
March 11, 2010|
Response fromMrsrad|
Whereabouts will you be?