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Space Center Houston is a nonprofit education foundation and the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space center. It sits right outside of the NASA facility in the Clear Lake area of Houston,Texas.
If you are interested in science or space, then this place is amazing and very informative. There are many things to see (activities to do) and depending on your interest, it can take anywhere from 3 hours to a whole day.
For those traveling on a budget, the Rocket Park at Johnson Space Center can be visited for FREE as it is a public park. Simply go to the main NASA gate off of Saturn Lane and tell the guard you want to visit rocket park. To see more of NASA Johnson Space Center and other exhibits and attractions, you'll need to go to Space Center Houston.
Space Center Houston Admission:
Things To Do
All the following things are included in the entrance ticket.
Many of the activities below have schedules, which you can find in the Map and Guide at the Information Desk.
Apart from the activities above, there is a model of a shuttle flight deck, flight simulators, general space program exhibits, kids play area and a big food court.
All the activities above have different schedules and if you want to do most of the above things then be prepared to spend at least 5-6 hours or a whole day in the center. For example, if you decide to do one NASA Tram Tour, Starship Gallery & Blast-Off! Theater, it will easily take you 3-4 hours due to the varying schedules.
Personal Do-Not-Miss Recommendation
If you trip to Houston is purely to see NASA, then find accommodation in Webster, Clear Lake or Kemah. These 3 towns are few miles from Space Center Houston and between them they have tons of hotels, restaurants & shopping.