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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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  • Great for a family day, on site picnic area. Displays and artifacts that all ages can enjoy. Basically all can be enjoyed in any weather.  more »
  • This was our first visit to NASA. We all had a great time and no-one in our family ever seemed bored or uninterested. There is so much to see that we weren't able to see everything, which I guess mean...  more »
  • A must see for those visiting the Houston area. On the way to the gulf-Galveston,Texas. Interactive. Also available for group visits such as scouts.  more »
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  • Makes no sense for them to charge everything like a theme park try to get every penny out of your pocket. It should be a place for citizens to learn and understand what NASA does, why would you charge $5 for parking, $30 for admission (no student discount?? I thought you want students to learn more about the space?), then $$ extra for timed ticket if you don't want to wait for the lines for the tram to go places. If you actually want to make everything run smooth, then let people buy tickets for different times just like the Pearl Harbor or other places, not everyone comes at the same time and cramp all together. Or simply just have walking tours instead of 60 min wait for 5 min tram.
  • My nephew loves coming here! I think they could update it some but it's fun for an activity with the kids. If you live in the area and plan to go often, the season pass is the best deal. It's only a few dollars more than a one time entry ticket.
  • We were forewarned that this place is quite dated so our expectations were low. I really loved it! Everything is dated because it's about space exploration and the Apollo missions which were some years ago. We took the tour where you get to see mission control and the girl who did the presentation was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
  • Our whole family LOVED this. My husband and I were able to enjoy it as well as both of our kids under 3. Definitely recommend doing this if you are visiting. The timed tour to historic mission control was a little long, but informative. Also the 87 steps up with 2 small children was rough, but we managed. Rocket Park and seeing rockets up close was a neat experience.
  • It's a good experience and I think everyone should do it once if they're interested in science. Keep in mind that the ticket price is $30 per adult in 2017. Parking is available on site for $5. Don't head straight over to the Johnson space center across the street unless you just want to visit rocket park (which is free). The tram ride will take you to Johnson space center, which I do recommend. Also don't eat here unless you plan to spend the whole day.