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Space Center Houston
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US$24.95*
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Space Center Houston Admission
Ranked #25 of 332 things to do in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful time at space center Houston. They really know how to explain all of the different operations that are going on in the space world.

Thank John F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

our group went mid morning, there were some daycare and school kids there also. it had a variety of different things to see and do.

Thank lauriann1964
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those that don't know there are two parts to visiting the space center. Part 1- is the space center museum which has photos, model uniforms and very basic simulations of things. The museum on its own is not worth the $30 per head entrance. Part 2- is the tour of the actual Johnson space center including mission control, rocket park, and the astronaut training center. The combination of both parts is worth the admission. The problem is that the tours run on the tram system and the wait for the trams is outside in houston heat sometimes upwards of an hour. If you choose to get off the tram at certain locations yo will have to wait for another tram in the blistering heat.
There are two types of tours and seeing both of them will basically take your entire day.
We are talking about rocket science here and they cant get a tram system that can support the number of daily visitors? Disappointing.

3  Thank simplyChic m
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not the review I hoped to write. I did what all the previous reviews said, arrived 45 minutes before opening, had citypass in hand, and had the family walk briskly straight to tram tour. At 10:15 the team finally started loading, the fans above were turned on when I asked. The tram staff are all under 25 and I saw no supervisors with more experience. Catching the tram back was the beginning of the worst moments. It was over 90 degrees, the line to load was so full outside that our part was in full sun. When the tram arrived it unloaded, reloaded and then the driver went to check on a young lady sitting in line with others around her that seemed to be having heat related issues. This you would have thought would call for 911 or a emergency vehicle to transfer to the air conditioned main facility at the least. Instead no tram left and several backed up all with patrons in the sun, heat and now others close to passing out. I still don’t know why this happened and it could have been ended with a news story. I agree the tv that didn’t work on the tour for the video, the rover that was dead in the children’s area..... the facility has high traffic and seems to be lacking the staff, training and rigorous level of care needed. Don’t go in the Summer. It is just too hot. Too many people. Not enough training with staff. Too many variables that can be disastrous.

1  Thank michele b
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were at least 25 daycares with small children running around mostly unattended. It’s difficult to see any exhibits or be able to enjoy your visit.

They do have some neat exhibits if you can get to them.

Waste of $75 if you ask me.

1  Thank Danielle C
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