Galaxy Lights
Galaxy Lights
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H962WYalanc
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Dec 2022
I drove about 45 minutes from the west side of Houston due to the commercials I heard on the radio. It was definitely not worth the $27.95 per ticket we paid and the gas I wasted to get there. I would not recommend this experience to anyone. The best part of visiting NASA is the educational experience about space, but all the smart people were probably not involved in putting these displays together and it shows. The walkthrough of the displays that they did have only lasts about 10 minutes which feels like better planning could have helped shape it into something better. I would even think that a nice TRAM ride to multiple spots might be worth the experience and maybe even a Santa or some elves somewhere, but unfortunately you won't find it here. Save your money and go elsewhere because you can probably find better displays in your own neighborhood.
Written 18 December 2022
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Pens4821
Pittsburgh1,252 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
All in all we really enjoyed our evening. We paid a i think 27/pp thanksgiving week so that isn’t bad for what you get. While the lights aren’t out of this world amazing or anything, you also get to see the space center and shuttle outside. You don’t get the tram tours, but it was like a combo of lights and a the main space center. I would have been disappointed to pay that just for the lights, but to see the other stuff made it worth the price. We were thinking of going back to take the tram tours but decided against it.

As for the galaxy lights, you walk out back and through some displays. The walkways are lined with different types of lights and displays. To the left is an area where the lights go with the music. Just the lights themselves would maybe take 20 minutes to walk through, but adding looking at all the space stuff we spent over two maybe close to three hours there.

It was an interesting and fun evening. Everyone had fun from age 8-69.
Written 30 November 2022
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Valentin R
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
They should get zero stars. Definitely not worth what they are charging. It’s a small stroll that takes about 5 minutes and you’re done.
Written 26 December 2021
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Dawn M
Chicago, IL154 contributions
Dec 2021
My son and I spent an hour and a half there while in town on a college visit. It was not too crowded and we enjoyed the festive atmosphere. I wish the gift shop was open, or that our souvenir photo had worked. It was a nice holiday event to see while in town and we wish we could have been able to be there sooner to see more inside the space center.
Written 6 December 2021
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Ana Ellisor
7 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
We took our kids to galaxy lights. We all loved it, it took us a little over an hour to walk through it. After that we had s’mores and the kids danced and loved the snow machines, they also had some interactive discs on the floor that light up as the kids step on them. They didn’t want to leave. So worth the $19/ticket and can’t wait to see what they do next year!
Written 5 January 2021
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Heather F
Springdale, AR127 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
We walked through and around the whole thing. It's about $20/adult. The lights are pretty. There is Christmas music being played in the background. I think they even had an outdoor snack bar, though we didn't get snacks. During covid times, it was great because social distancing was easy since everything was outdoors, basically. There were interactive displays and just pretty lights. We had a great time. We stayed about 70 min total, but did not go up into the space shuttle. Overall, a nice way to spend some good quality time with the fam.
Written 30 December 2020
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Michael C
41 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Search for “Christmas lights” in Houston and Galaxy Lights at NASA’s Johnson Space Center will be among the top results. More than likely, you could enjoy driving through a couple of subdivisions or neighborhoods to see more lights and holiday displays than here.

You’ll spend about $20 admission per adult (less for kids) and see a few space-themed lights. You’ll wait for 20 or 30 minutes to board a tram. The trip over to the Saturn V is wasted opportunities to really show something off. You’ll see a few flashing Christmas trees poorly timed to over-amped speakers. Then nothing. Wasted space.

The Saturn V and Rocket Park is okay, but it’s all pretty disappointing.

Going to search for something more holiday than this.
Written 22 December 2019
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SLWS1
Cypress, TX1,125 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Galaxy Lights at the NASA Houston Space Center is fun for the whole family. The globe light show that takes place in the lobby to synchronized music is fun to watch. There are also activities to do in the main building like the laser obstacle (free) and the virtual reality launch to the space station (additional fee). The tram takes you to Rocket Plaza where there are many various lighted space things. The path over is lined with lights and music plays. Inside the Rocket Plaza building animated short films play on the side of the huge rocket and tell a story as you walk from the back toward the front. After the tram returns to the main building there are more lights and a concession stand to purchase some treats. We spent about 3 hours there and we did pretty much everything. Tickets to Galaxy Lights are extra and not included in the day admission to the Space Center and cost $19.95 and parking is an extra $5 but members get a discount and free parking. Galaxy Lights starts at 6pm and closes at 10pm.
Written 20 November 2019
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