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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 - 18:00
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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Even though the day was cold and overcast, taking the tram over to see the mission control buildings was worth it. Lines move quickly. Highlight to me was seeing the mock up of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great displays and many hands on activities. Being able to go inside the shuttle on top of the 747 was treat. Highly recommend

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It was awesome experience...dream came true. The guide was superb. Got to know more things inside. Got so many beautiful souvenirs. Defiantly going next time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My son and I spent a day at the Space Center and loved it. The staff helpful and kind. Having the ability to go through and see the whole complex was more than interesting, it was educational. A great day and a fun day. I recommend if for all ages. The flight simulator was impressive. My land, truly felt like... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When you walk in you'd be forgiven for thinking the main entrance had been taken over by a school who was running information stands. On getting further in the exhibits/areas were better presented, with some amazing memorabilia and information on display. Disappointing to have to pay for parking on top of the admission fee, and even more annoying to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went with the Boy Scouts on an overnight. I geeked out getting to sleep next to the moon rock room! What a great opportunity for the boys to get private tours and instill an interest in science.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Space Center is one of the best places to spend a day in the Houston Area for a detailed experience related to Space. The rail to the Astronaut Training Facility and the Control Room will let you see the inside action. If you happen to be there at the right time, you can see real action with Astronauts. Even... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here on January 1st with a group of friends. The cost is very high for a museum for what you get to see. I had higher hopes for seeing this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to visit too many things there to explain in a review. Definitely take a tour on the shuttle buses. Amazing place

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Adel, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though the day was cold and overcast, taking the tram over to see the mission control buildings was worth it. Lines move quickly. Highlight to me was seeing the mock up of the space shuttle. Plenty of exhibits for children to enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Get there early, there are lots of things to see and do. Ride the tram twice if you can. Both places are worth seeing. All the exhibits are interesting and the movies/presentations are good.

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