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“Educational and informative”

Space Center Houston
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NASA's Space Center Houston and City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #4 of 293 things to do in Houston
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
McKinney, Texas
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Educational and informative”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

The space center was a great place to visit to learn about the space program from the past to the future.
Be sure to take the tram tour to visit Mission Control, the vehicle building, rocket park and other sites around NASA.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Brilliant day out”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Even if you're not really 'into' all things space related, NASA is an amazing day out. The space centre is fascinating, and you can't not be impressed by the scale and technology that you see. Sitting in the room where Neil Armstong and Buzz Aldrin were sent into space is incredible. All the technology is exactly as it was and the time-warp sensation is quite uncanny! Although it is expensive (and they are even cheeky enough to charge for parking!) it really is worth a visit. The facilities for children are excellent but there is certainly enough to keep adults entertained for half a day or more. Don't miss it.

Visited May 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Place for all ages”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

This is a really interesting place to visit for all ages. Every part was fabulous, including the Control Center Tour, the Space Shuttle Exhibit and the movies. All of the staff members were friendly and knowledgeable, making it interesting for everyone from kids to senior citizens. We would recommend going early in the day, as it did get rather crowded around noon.

Visited July 2014
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Fun and Educational! ”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

My family came to visit with some friends who we're visiting us from the UK. We were all very impressed with the scale and presentation of the space center! There were many interesting exhibits in the main building as well as several fun, hands on activities for kids. There are also tram tours that goes to several other sights around the space center campus, such as the Mission Control Center and a real space shuttle, which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Just know that on busy days the line for the tours can be quite long. There are a variety of ethnic foods offered in the food court, and a fun gift shop. I would recommend the Space Center to people of all ages who enjoy learning and exploring!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Had a great day out!”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Loved the space centre! I don't know a lot about space or space exploration so I learned a lot and found it to be highly interactive. I think there is a lot of stuff aimed more at children, but I still loved it. I think after 3 or 4 hours though I was ready to call it a day.
Staff were really friendly and helpful though and the tour guides were really knowledgeable.

Visited August 2014
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