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Space Center Houston
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Ranked #4 of 305 things to do in Houston
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Expensive and not very interesting
You had to pay extra for almost everything and food and drinks are extremely expensive.

Thank Marjan V
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was literally, the worst idea we could have had for a day out in Houston. First of all, it is not, by any stretch of the imagination, IN Houston. It's about an hour and a half out of town by bus. Secondly, it is aimed a children. And...sorry to say...not the smartest children either :S It's super basic, really expensive and doesn't even have anything for adults to look at. The cool new discoveries about space and planets and origins of the universe and actual SCIENCE, are not included, the displays are half not working and...it's definitely not worth it if you don't have kids. The only cool part is the little excursion thing to Mission Control and the space shuttles. That was cool, but not worth the extortionate entry price!

1  Thank Stephanie W
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

We all enjoyed the new exhibits.
Walk a bit and go into see one of the movies,
then walk some more.
The three movies are well worth the time and
are entrances to other parts of the museum.

Plan in the movies when you arrive and walk
and play and look to fill in the time between.
Go out and see all the on-site rockets --
you can save time bey driving over at the
end of your visit rather than spending $$ and
waiting in a long line for the tram.

Celebrate the day with a cup of frozen Dots.

3  Thank chemtex
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

We took a tour but it was so hot on the 'train' that it was not enjoyable. We were anxious to get it completed. Then we saw the film and the Space Station mock up. Interesting but not great.

The highlight was getting to meet Astronaut Jerry L. Ross. If you purchased a copy of his new book, 'SPACEWALKER' then he would autograph it. I bought the book and got it autographed. After I read it, I'll give it to my son. This made the trip worth it: How often do you get to meet an Astronaut?

1  Thank Robert M
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

My husband and I did the Level 9 tour at the space center. It was super educational and informative and allowed us access to place not available on the regular tours. Sitting in the historic mission control and being able to ask the present mission controller questions was nerd heaven. We watched as the ISS went into the night side of the Earth, saw the pool with the mock up of the ISS in it, and so much more.

1  Thank mustchr
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