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Space Center Houston, Houston

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Fulfill your dream of becoming an astronaut and traveling through space at Space Center Houston. The NASA facility features dozens of hands-on, interactive exhibits and artifacts dedicated to human spaceflight. Take part in astronaut simulations of landing on the moon and walking in space, or tour the center’s collection of spacecrafts from U.S. missions, including the Saturn V. Don’t miss a chance to take a tour of the NASA control center. Look into purchasing a Houston City Pass for discount tickets to the Space Center and several other museums in the area. Put Space Center Houston on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Houston trip itinerary planner.
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  • Went here on a Tuesday morning and it was one of the most amazing museums I have ever been too. Because this is another 5 circle review, it might get lost in the shuffle, so I will keep it brief: Grea...  more »
  • If you want to know about the space program give yourself a good part of the day there....if you want the highlights you still need a good 5hrs. There is so much info it is amazing and I am not a spac...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit. We were expecting to have to pay extra for the tram ride and walking inside the carrier plane and replica shuttle. We were very happy that they were included. We got to see Missi...  more »
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  • This is a great place even without kids, although the exhibition is directed towards them you would enjoy it too. Just prepare your wallet because you would start paying as soon as you arrive to the parking. Then the entrance tickets, meal, extra activities (not necessary for an adult bit if you are with kids probably they would ask you to) and of course the souvenirs. One of the great activities are the tours (free), be sure to arrive early so you can ride all the three, each one take you to a different place, at the Johnson space center, take or give 1.5 hours each. If you can buy the timed tickets you would reduce the time because you would jump the waiting line. If you can't do all of them, then get in the red one.
  • This place was awsome, very informative big and beautiful, the spaceship was awsome, and fun getting to walk through history definitely a place for kids and family, tons of things got adults to check out, get a chance to walk through history.. And you can even touch the moon...
  • This was my second visit. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the new carrier jet model which was added. A visit to the space station could be a great learning experience for kids. There are many activities that one can learn from. Once one schedules visits carefully and chooses a time to go on tours while buying tickets there is little wait time. Children may get frustrated if you plan to see all of the many sites on the same day.
  • Very informative displays that encourage participation from both kids and adults. A gift shop that has some extraordinary souvenirs. An entire day would be well spent at the space center.
  • Amazing !!! Such a fun and educational experience. So many things to see and learn from the past. Very cool tours as well. They also have a moon rock you can touch which is honestly pretty awesome. Aircrafts are mind blowing ! The guide really help understand everything. Remember to try the Houston Orbiter 360. An unforgettable experience !!