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  • Address: 1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058, USA
  • Hours: Weekdays 10:00am - 5:00pm, Weekends 10:00am - 6:00pm (Hours are extended through Summer and some Holidays).
  • Admission: At Gate: Adults $22.95, Child $18.95 Online: Adults $11.45, Child $9.45

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Space Center Houston (Johnson Space Center)

For those with an interest in aeronautics and space, Space Center Houston is full of interactive exhibits, presentations and attractions that will help you understand the past, present and future of the universe. Additionally, because Space Center Houston is the official visitors center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, there are many one-of-a-kind experiences to be had, like watching astronauts train for missions, touching a real moon rock brought back by Apollo 17 or touring NASA’s control center.

While there are myriad points of interest within the Space Center Houston -- like collections of used spacesuits, galleries of crew photos, space station simulations, space theaters and IMAX films -- there are a few must-have experiences. First is the NASA Tram Tour, which takes visitors to the iconic Apollo Mission Control Center, the place where all space shuttle missions and activity onboard international space station assembly flights is directed. The tour also visits the Saturn V Complex at Rocket Park, where you can see an expendable rocket used by NASA’s Apollo and Skylab programs from 1967 to 1973. If you’re lucky, the tour will also bring you behind the scenes and learn what training to be an astronaut is really like.

The Starship Gallery is another top attraction within the Space Center Houston. It is where you’ll find the most interesting artifacts and exhibits, like the world’s largest collection of moon rocks, as well as space hardware like the Mercury Atlas 8 “Faith 7” capsule, the Gemini V Spacecraft, a Lunar Roving Vehicle Trainer, the Apollo 17 Command Module, the Skylab Trainer, the Apollo-Soyuz Trainer and an original model of the Goddard Rocket.

While anyone can appreciate the offerings at Space Center Houston, the attraction is especially worthwhile for families. For example, they offer a “Lunch With An Astronaut” program on Fridays at noon where families can dine with a real astronaut and hear a firsthand account of what space is like. There is also a Kids Space Place, a space-themed play area.

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NASA's Space Center Houston and City Sightseeing Tour, Houston, null

NASA's Space Center Houston and City Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

Experience the excitement of outer space on a visit to Space Center Houston, the official visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center where you can ...  Read more

Location: Houston, Texas
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.95
Houston CityPass, Houston, Full-day Tours

Houston CityPass

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Enjoy Houston’s premier attractions at one amazing low price! See the Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo ...  Read more

Location: Houston, Texas
Duration: Flexible

From USD $56.00
Galveston Warship and Submarine Tour, Houston, Sightseeing & City Passes

Galveston Warship and Submarine Tour

Ride along with a Certified Tourism Ambassador on this private 6-hour tour exclusively for your party to get a mobile view of Houston's basic landmarks and ...  Read more

Location: Houston, Texas
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $437.50

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