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Space Center Houston

1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058-3145
+1 281-244-2100
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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 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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  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tram tour” (1,077 reviews)
“mission control” (866 reviews)
“rocket park” (357 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058-3145
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Reviewed today via mobile

I went there because its a must see in houston. After a long ride with the bus(1.30 from downtown) we were there. Iets nice but not special

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Reviewed today

I had two days in Houston so thought I would rent a car for the day and drive down to the Space Center. The entrance area and first few halls I found lacking and the layout is not great either. It felt like they were...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The displays and the explanations are quite good. If you can afford it, try the VIP experience; it is worth it. They take you 'back stage" and show you a lot of stuff on past and future missions. You get to visit both control rooms...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I think my expectations were low so I was really impressed. We arrived before it opened at 10 am and there was already a line. I got in it and my husband bought tickets and it was our turn as soon as he had the...More

1  Thank MimiandPapa2862
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was neat to see but I expected more. Especially on the tours. Not a whole lot of explanations of Q&A. I noticed as we left that if I had bought a couples season pass, I could have gotten our two kids in free and...More

Thank Ryan W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After reading many reviews on here, we arrived early to Space Center Houston. But it wasn't early enough. There were school kids everywhere. It took us forever to find the ticket line. Purchase tickets online, if you can. Before entering you have to have bags...More

Thank ammomof3
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Space_Center_Houston, Manager at Space Center Houston, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding Space Center Houston. Our NASA tram tours are one of the best and most authentic ways to experience real-life space history. We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience, and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Would definitely recommend it! Only cost about $26 which I thought was responsible! One thing I would recommend would be to get there for when it opens and then do the tour of 90mins on the little train round as soon as you get there...More

Thank AirHostessGirl
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Space_Center_Houston, Manager at Space Center Houston, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind words! The history and marvel of space travel has captivated Americans for decades. We take pride in preserving these stories, while creating a great educational program for generations to come. We're glad that you had an exceptional experience, and hope...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were so impressed with this facility. Husband is a space buff and this place does not disappoint. We spent the whole day here and we could have stayed longer if they weren't closing. The museum section is impressive enough, but we took the tram...More

Thank CalgaryVisitor154913
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Space_Center_Houston, Manager at Space Center Houston, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind words! The history and marvel of space travel has captivated Americans for decades. We take pride in preserving these stories, while creating a great educational program for generations to come. We're glad that your husband and yourself had an exceptional...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So much information! Thankfully the information desk did provide help(however there was an attempt to get us signed up for a membership) sales, sales, sales.... Tour was not as good as expected. Tour guide was young and inexperienced, so didn’t want to fault him, however...More

Thank Penny U
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We decided to visit the Space Center and did not regret it. We took the long tram tour which I definitely recommend as it gives the possibility to see the control room of the Apollo program, the robonauts and the full size Saturn V rocket....More

2  Thank Mihai S
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Space_Center_Houston, Manager at Space Center Houston, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind words Mihai! The history and marvel of space travel has captivated Americans for decades. We take pride in preserving these stories, while creating a great educational program for generations to come. We're glad that you had an exceptional experience, and...More

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Marcia A
4 April 2018|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
It is the same. we just came back from there and used a city pass. there are 2 bus tours, one is longer than the other.
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dmslimko
29 March 2018|
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Response from Catherine S | Reviewed this property |
When we visited in October last year I pre-reserved my tram trip date and time - it was free to do so once I had booked my admission tickets online. It was great as we just skipped the long queue. But having just had a look... More
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jsauer6411
23 March 2018|
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Response from Space_Center_Houston | Property representative |
Thanks for including Space Center Houston in your plans! The wait at the ticket turnstiles is usually very short, especially if you have a CityPASS. You probably won't have to wait at all with a CityPASS. That said, children... More
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