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Space Center Houston

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Address: 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058-3145
Phone Number: +1 281-244-2100
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 19:00
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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Take the family

Everytime my family came into town. We always injoyed a good visit at the Space center. No matter what age you are it was a good time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everytime my family came into town. We always injoyed a good visit at the Space center. No matter what age you are it was a good time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A poor man's theme park which feels more like a zoo with scientists instead of animals. The whole experience can be summed up in two words: overpriced and disappointing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been wanting to visit the space center for a long time. Now that I'm retired I had the time. This place is really neat, there is a lot of historical items on display both past and future, the Orion display was very impressive. There are also numerous space ships and personal items on display. We attended a presentation by... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed my day out here but felt it was set up a bit like a theme park making it difficult to know what order to do things. We paid extra for the audio tour which didn't add much to the experience. The tram tours were good but I'm not sure why they don't do one long tour rather than two... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The VIP behind-the-scenes tour is fantastic and highly recommended for adults. We had David as our guide and he was brilliant - lots of good information and pleasant to spend the day with. Get in quick before they refurbish the Historical Mission Control - get to sit in the famous seats while you can. And so much more besides, whether... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great day out, with great exhibits and tours. It was not too busy, so we managed to get around all the exhibits pretty easily. There are two tours, Red and Blue. While there are common parts of the tour, such as the rocket park, they basically go to either the Mission Control building or the training building.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dad - 5 stars but daughter says 3 star... overall 4. We visited today, mid week not very busy. The old control room - super cool! But my 10 year old lost interest part way through. So much potential. Just not harnessed enough fo a five star from us.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum and main entrance exhibits are great for kids. For adults, the tram tour is the best. You get onto the Johnson Space Center property for an educational tour of the active facility. Very impressive exposure to past and current space exploration efforts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an amazing time at the Space Centre, it is worth every penny. We enjoyed the two tram rides that take you to the "the real thing": control centre, training facility. It literally blew our mind! We would love to come back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even though the Level 9 tour is much more expensive , it is worth being able to see how NASA actually engineers not just space vehicles but robots and watercraft.

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