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Space Center Houston

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Address: 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058-3145
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+1 281-244-2100
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10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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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A day near space

We spent a great day at the space centre. Being in the Winter time getting around and looking at things was fairly easy as there were not a lot of crowds. All the exhibits were... read more

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Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a great experience to take the tram around the space center to see different things. A great learning for technology and history of space. The tour guide is professional。

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tickets were pretty pricey ($30/adult) but still I think it was worth it. Some exhibits look pretty old and not well kept, but overall the place is still great and very informative. Good for all ages, with complex exhibits to fun one for kids. We went on Friday and got to see the 'Meet an Astronaut' talk where a commander... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the minute you enter the visitor center you are guided through the entire complex. A LOT to see and it is great!!!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This visit was pretty good. Because there was hardly anyone around. So it was easy to get on the tram tour and look at the exhibits. A lot of the guides are young. I am impressed that they can keep up a positive presentation when they probably do the same spiel many times a day. But a bit disappointed that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Space Center Houston, the site of so much Space Exploration and Space Travel that it is hard to comprehend what you are seeing in one day. Outdoor displays and indoor displays, so much fun, so educational and actually thrilling to young and old. Having lived in the Houston area for 30 years, I have witnessed the growth of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing and unique place to visit. Very interesting things to see. Times flys bye unbelievable fast .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A full day needs to be allocated for a proper visit to this attraction. Needless to mention that the space center is one of the main attractions in houston. We got to see the boeing plane mounted by the aircraft, the skylab, saturn V, etc. Make sure to catch the tour that wil give you access to old and new... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The exhibits and movies are great but the highlight of the visits is the tour of the Johnson Space Center. Also take the bus ride out to the Neutral Buoyancy Lab. It's fascinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We live in Houston but had not been to Nasa for years. Family came to visit so we took them there. We were so pleasantly surprised. It was very organized and facinating. They have 2 tram tours you can take with the basic entrance fee. Be sure to take these tours as they take you to many sights that were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a great day at the space centre. Being in the Winter time getting around and looking at things was fairly easy as there were not a lot of crowds. All the exhibits were great and doing the trolley car tour to the rocket park and mission control is a must. Seeing a full sized Saturn V rocket and... More 

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