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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena, CA 91109
+1 818-354-4321
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Pretty neat place

The center of the universe! This place has some pretty interesting things going on here. Not open... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
New Bern, North Carolina
via mobile
Great lectures

JPL offers free lectures that are open to the public on walk-ins. Presenters are literally... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Pasadena, California
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4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena, CA 91109
+1 818-354-4321
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The center of the universe! This place has some pretty interesting things going on here. Not open to the public except on explore JPL days...

1  Thank Ridefree73
Reviewed 17 May 2017

JPL offers free lectures that are open to the public on walk-ins. Presenters are literally world-renowned scientists.

1  Thank HappyGeekyWoman
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Excellent Overall! Must do! Visit Gift Shop ...even if is the small one at the front gate entrance. You can buy gifts for your friends and families that you cannot buy elsewhere. The Curiosity items are best.

1  Thank HawaiiTraveler777
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Not a spacey person really... but the history appealed to me so wanted a look around. Fantastic accessible tour guide made it interesting and understandable (his name was Brian) and the stuff you get to see will blow your socks off!

1  Thank Emerson_Powell
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

It takes some time and logistics to get a reservation to visit JPL but I have to say that the tour was worth it. The visitors museum and multimedia experience was great. Seeing scale models of many of their probes was inspiring considering the size....More

2  Thank Herman R
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Open once a year to the public is one of the most advanced space research centers in the world. Operated by the California Institute of Technology for NASA, it presides over operations such as the Planetary Robotic spacecraft as well as the construction and launching...More

Thank dmasu2005
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I concur with previous reviewers about the JPL tour. Brian and Sara were our guides - so much fun and so knowledgeable. My only added suggestion would be to get there as early as possible. Parking is extremely limited. You can always hang out in...More

1  Thank Laurel M
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I booked the February 6, 2017 Monday 1-3:30pm tour in September 2016. We arrived at 12:50pm. The Visitor parking lot was full so we parked on the street. The check in line was outside the Visitor Center where there is a bathroom and the Gift...More

4  Thank satilano
Reviewed 26 January 2017

If you would like to see where your taxpayer dollars are spent in a great way, if you are a science geek, if you want your kids to appreciate science, if you want a better understanding of space, if you want to have a great...More

1  Thank transplanted2016
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The tour guide was very enthusiastic and covered quite a bit of information. I would have preferred to have a bit more time to view some of the exhibits since the exhibits had things concerning the space program that I would not be able to...More

2  Thank Mark H
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Is there a visitor center separate from the tours? We will be in the area but not when there are tours on the Monday or Wednesday. Is there a visitor center that will be open and if so what hours and days?
20 February 2017|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
Unless you will literally be in the area, not sure you would find the gift shop worth going out of your way for. It is rather small.Since it is a closed facility, you cannot walk around and I am not sure if the gift center... More
Is there any way to get in the tour if you are less than 6 months out? Can you just show up that day in case they have cancellations?
25 January 2017|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
The web site says that tours need to be scheduled 3 weeks in advance so not why you believe it to be 6 months unless it is because they usually get reserved about 6 months in advance. However, to answer your question about... More