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Space Center Houston

1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058-3145
+1 281-244-2100
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tram tour” (1,077 reviews)
“mission control” (866 reviews)
“rocket park” (357 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058-3145
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+1 281-244-2100
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"tram tour"
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"mission control"
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"rocket park"
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"saturn v rocket"
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"control room"
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"level tour"
in 216 reviews
"astronaut training"
in 201 reviews
"apollo missions"
in 135 reviews
"control center"
in 134 reviews
"training facility"
in 117 reviews
"original mission"
in 94 reviews
"blue tour"
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"blue tram"
in 86 reviews
"command center"
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"independence plaza"
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"timed tickets"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So much information! Thankfully the information desk did provide help(however there was an attempt to get us signed up for a membership) sales, sales, sales.... Tour was not as good as expected. Tour guide was young and inexperienced, so didn’t want to fault him, however...More

Thank Penny U
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to visit the Space Center and did not regret it. We took the long tram tour which I definitely recommend as it gives the possibility to see the control room of the Apollo program, the robonauts and the full size Saturn V rocket....More

Thank Mihai S
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Space_Center_Houston, Manager at Space Center Houston, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your kind words Mihai! The history and marvel of space travel has captivated Americans for decades. We take pride in preserving these stories, while creating a great educational program for generations to come. We're glad that you had an exceptional experience, and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Personally I don't recommend anyone go out of their way to visit this place, but it's nice if you are in the area. The tram tour I thought was over rated, the idea is cool that you get to experience the real deal but there...More

Thank Vikki H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoy our trip to the space centre ! Highly recommend the Tram tour as this was DEFINATELY the most interesting part -the line ups were very long however

Thank Twyla S
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Space_Center_Houston, Manager at Space Center Houston, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Twyla. Thank you so much for your kind words regarding Space Center Houston! Your positive experience means the world to us, and we can’t wait to see you again.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit...historical artifacts that help explain our adventures into space. Lifelike exhibits. I especially liked being able to touch the moonrock sample. The walkthru tour of Space Shuttle was facinating! Wish we had more time, but other part of our group wasn't interested....More

Thank CDC_ALUMNI
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Space_Center_Houston, Manager at Space Center Houston, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're extremely happy to hear about your exceptional experience at Space Center Houston. Our staff takes great pride in providing interactive attractions that are both fun and educational. The moon rocks are definitely a crowd favorite. We can tell that you got the most out...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Don't expect a kind of Disneyworld Center. What you are going to see and experience is the real thing, the truth, the buildings and the people working, those teams that make dreams come true. You will see, with all simplicity, the history, the failures and...More

Thank Susana P
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Space_Center_Houston, Manager at Space Center Houston, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Susana. We're extremely happy to hear about your exceptional experience at Space Center Houston. Our staff takes great pride in providing interactive attractions that are both fun and educational. We can tell that you got the most out of your experience and can't wait...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great time Especially the Shuttle and 747 transport. Tram ride and the Saturn rocket was the best part.

Thank KG6MC
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Space_Center_Houston, Manager at Space Center Houston, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding Space Center Houston! Your positive experience means the world to us, and we can’t wait to see you again.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I currently live in Florida so after visiting KSC multiple time, I thought it would just be more of the same. I was so wrong !!!! I took the tour that includes Mission Control and the training facility and it was just AMAZING. Just to...More

Thank MannyHdez1
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Space_Center_Houston, Manager at Space Center Houston, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Manny. Thank you so much for your kind words regarding Space Center Houston. Our NASA tram tours are one of the best and most authentic ways to experience real-life space history. We're thrilled to hear about your 5-star experience, and hope to see you...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So much to look at and do. There is so much information to soak in but also tons of interactive options. There was something for someone of all ages! However if taking children under the age of 7 I suggest that you go with more...More

Thank APHP123
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Space_Center_Houston, Manager at Space Center Houston, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're extremely happy to hear about your exceptional experience at Space Center Houston. Our staff takes great pride in providing interactive attractions that are both fun and educational. We can tell that you got the most out of your experience and can't wait to see...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Special feeling when you go upstairs to enter the Independence ship or watch all the fantastic achievements of mankind conquering the space.

Thank Alexandra1722
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Space_Center_Houston, Manager at Space Center Houston, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Alexandra, thank you for your kind words about Independence Plaza. We're thrilled that you had a fabulous time and wish to see you again in the near future!

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Marcia A
4 April 2018|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
It is the same. we just came back from there and used a city pass. there are 2 bus tours, one is longer than the other.
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dmslimko
29 March 2018|
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Response from Catherine S | Reviewed this property |
When we visited in October last year I pre-reserved my tram trip date and time - it was free to do so once I had booked my admission tickets online. It was great as we just skipped the long queue. But having just had a look... More
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jsauer6411
23 March 2018|
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Response from Space_Center_Houston | Property representative |
Thanks for including Space Center Houston in your plans! The wait at the ticket turnstiles is usually very short, especially if you have a CityPASS. You probably won't have to wait at all with a CityPASS. That said, children... More
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