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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena, CA 91109
+1 818-354-4321
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2-hour dash through some interesting rooms

Promised 2,5-hour walking tour around the facility was spent first 20 minutes checking in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helsinki, Finland
So interesting!

Went to the open house today and had a blast! We had tickets for entry at 9am and I'm so glad we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cheryl l
Santa Ana, California
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4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena, CA 91109
+1 818-354-4321
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Promised 2,5-hour walking tour around the facility was spent first 20 minutes checking in the late-arriving guests. Then a dash to watch a film, a visit to the clean room viewing terrace, a dash to see either two short films OR study the exhibits in...More

Thank NewExperience2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the open house today and had a blast! We had tickets for entry at 9am and I'm so glad we went early! Beat alot of the crowds and the heat! It was super hot by the time we left there. Everyone was really...More

Thank cheryl l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think not enough people in Southern California know about this tour, but schools certainly do. The tour itself is fantastic and the JPL staff do a really good job explaining the history and the current activities of JPL. As many have pointed out, you...More

Thank mohsenmd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must register on-line and make a reservation way in advance, but it's well worth it. You can spend two and a half or nearly three hours learning the history of JPL, which is probably overdue for a more descriptive name change, view the super...More

Thank mongoose1950
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fabulous event. So many JPP people to explain and demonstrate all that makes NASA work. The only problem is, there are just too many people. When an event is only held for two days a year, it is very crowded. We would...More

Thank travelG5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended the annual open house at JPL and were entranced by all of the offerings. It is a great experience, very well organized, and very informative. It is crowded, but worth it. You need to make reservations to go, so plan ahead.

Thank JamesBondLosAngeles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you live in the area or visiting Southern California, this place is well worth the visit. Having said that, there is nothing that will absolutely blow you away. What you see is very interesting and especially if you are scientifically minded. You can also...More

Thank vincemc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally cool behind the scenes look at what the JPL does for NASA. A day after their open house, I was able to see things the public can't. Check out their next open house! Cool stuff.

Thank Dhavekost
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

JPL is the place where all space missions are born. From robotics to satellites, from reentry chutes to deep-sea imaging, JPL's design engineers have conceptualized and executed everything from the first Earth orbit to the Voyagers. The open house is neat, but tickets go quickly...More

Thank ScottWhitfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the open house today and we were super disappointed. First off it's not a tour, it's basically walking into a crowd of 10 thousand people with a map and you're on your own. They say online that they won't let you in before...More

Thank Thedobsonfamily
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
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?
21 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