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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 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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tram tour” (926 reviews)
“mission control” (745 reviews)
“rocket park” (312 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058-3145
+1 281-244-2100
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes that very famous "Mission Operations Control Room" is here for you to see! The highlight for me though was that visitors can enter the shuttle replica Independence, mounted on top of the historic and original NASA 905 shuttle carrier aircraft, and then explore the...More

Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed seeing and learning everything here. We did have lightning delays so we didn't get to finish the whole tram tour but was a great experience and worth the visit.

Thank Alisa A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing! Well organized.Friendly faces and very helpful. The kids loved it! Very educational and I learned stuff I didn't even know.

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love NASA- and everything it stands for! Summer times means busy times inside this building! However, it also means you'll get to see some cool exhibits and usually more of them as well. Their main exhibit is visible right when you enter. Currently, it's a...More

Thank jd3sai
Reviewed 2 days ago

Plan 4 to 5 hours here. Very hands on and interactive. We did the Red Tram Tour over to Nasa to the Astronaut Training facility, It takes 45 minutes to an hour and it was awesome. We were there for a solid 5 hours.

Thank katie s
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Learning about the space and technology always make my hubby happy. The place is huge but a bit confuse when we were booked the austronout audio because the number on tour button was not easy to find the object. For instance number 147 then we...More

Thank Ratna_Tanubs
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Growing up I dreamed of going to space. Watching Neal Armstrong land on the moon inspired me to take classes in math and science. I didn't become an astronaut, but I have traveled the world, 43 countries in all. We lived in houston and so...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 3 days ago

You definitely need more than 3 hours here to get everything done. The two tram tours are a MUST DO if you decide to come. They each are an hour tour and stop at behind-the-scene NASA buildings that are SO interesting to tour through. BRING...More

Thank JMRpink
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had friends in from Tennessee who wanted to tour NASA,so we purchased tickets to Space Center Houston and reserved tickets for the International Space Station work stations and the Shuttle Training simulator. Our only mistake was not allowing enough time to truly enjoy all...More

Thank fishingdiva
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were overwhelmed at the number of exhibits and things to see. The tram rides were a little bouncy, but informative and both red and blue have stops to get out and check the rocket park that includes the housed Saturn V. Glad its sheltered...More

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Are most of the attractions inside a building? Or outside in the sun, my elder one gets a bad sunburn even after putting sunscreen, so I would really appreciate it if someone could answer me in detail.
24 June 2017|
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Response from paulafannett | Reviewed this property |
Almost all of the attraction is inside. There is a tram ride but it's covered too. The Saturn rocket area is outside but you're at your own pace so go inside and see the other one next to it. I thought there was more outside... More
Jason B
Can anyone tell me the approximate cost of getting from the Galleria area to the Space Centre by A) Taxi and B) Uber
22 June 2017|
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Response from SuzanRichar | Reviewed this property |
Use the city bus less than $5.00 per person.
Natalyn N
About how long does it take to tour the space center? We are making a stop here on a family vacation (from Dallas, to Galveston), and trying to determine how much time to block off here.
18 June 2017|
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Response from Space_Center_Houston | Property representative |
Thank you for including Space Center Houston in your travel plans, Natalyn! We recommend allotting four to five hours to see everything, but you could easily spend an entire day exploring Space Center Houston. Check out the... More