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Space Center Houston

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Address: 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058-3145
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+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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I've been here a number of times and it never gets old. This is one you want to spend all day at. The tours are well worth the wait. I recommend getting in line first thing in the... read more

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been here a number of times and it never gets old. This is one you want to spend all day at. The tours are well worth the wait. I recommend getting in line first thing in the morning so the wait time is less. I also recommend going during the off season when the weather is cooler and it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I never thought I'd enjoy the space centre as much as I did! So much to see and do, you can go inside a space shuttle, and have a tram tour of the campus - as well as a real control room! There's a huge shop with lots of souvenirs, and the canteen offers a variety of options. There's also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very great experience was had at our visit. There's too many things to get entertained with. A lot to learn and get inspired. You can spend the whole day from opening to closing hours easily without getting bored. I didn't buy the audio tour but I left feeling I should have done it. I will come back whenever I have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did the Houston City Tour as part of the day trip to the Space Centre. 1600 Lamar Street, where you are supposed to meet the City Tour bus is actually the address of the Hilton Hotel. The bus picks up on the corner at the hotel and the hotel doesn't mind you waiting in the foyer if you are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a decent time looking at everything around the museum; it does a good job of presenting the history of space exploration from an American point of view. Only hassles were that the lines at the shop were quite long and that I found that I needed more time to take in both the tours and everything in the museum.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

its a nice place to visit who having science fic..it took more than 3 hours to complete the trip.max cost over their would be 30 USD /Head

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good place for kids! For adults is "ok"... but for the kids is fantastic! My daughter enjoys a lot!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent 5 hours and could have spent longer. Many things to see and do. Be sure to bring your camera.Many simulators to experience. Something to see and do for all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took my nephew and we had a blast. Make sure that you do the tour. It is completely worth it. We will be going back this year to do the other tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Buy your general admission ticket,it's good for a year. Go to Nasa website and get a timed ticket. It's free and gets you past other people standing in line. Plan for a whole day,several hands on exhibits,films,and tours.

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