Space Center Houston, Houston

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. You can plan Houston trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • The group we were with had a great time and learned alot. Took the tram ride to the control station, that's a must. Alot to do in one day. Need some new trams one was too loud and speakers were...  more »
  • As an avid space geek when I was growing up in the 60s, I was very excited about visiting Johnson Space Centre and getting under the skin of the space race. However, it didn’t quite work like that...  more »
  • What a fun and amazing place to visit. The last few years they have really made an effort to make it a first class attraction, none other like it. Highly recommended and a short drive south from...  more »
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  • The space center itself is great! Tons to do, see, learn about, etc. The organization of their tram system is a huge disappointment. It has several staging area where you have to get off one to get on the next, so this creates a couple lines and waiting if you are trying to get from point A to C as you have to get off at B and then wait I'm line again. I'm guessing their is some rationale as to why their first tram doesn't have two separate lines, one going to point C and one going to point D with a drop-off and pick-up at point B, or just a loop that keeps going., so that way you can just ride the tram to any stop without getting off. They also wait until the tram is completely full and try to fill every seat, trying to convince families to separate.... This adds 5 to 10 minutes for the loading for a 1 to 2 min tram ride..... Just load until everyone available is on, don't squish, and get the thing moving, as it takes a lot less time to get moving quickly and get back than to spend so much time making sure every seat is full. Lastly, it's almost 100 degrees in Houston with almost 100 percent humidity... Please add water stations for the safety of guests and please get your vending machines fixed so people can at least purchase bottles of water while they wait 30 min to an hour in the heat for a tram (once again, the trams just sit at each station for a long time before moving, not sure why... Took us almost 1.5 hours from the time we got in the first tram to our destination ). This is NASA, where some of our most brilliant minds work and a showcase to many foreign visitors to our country. With that said, the basic convinces and processes need greatly improved. Still, fun place, but I won't come back for a while.
  • Please urge other patrons to visit during weekdays. I'll be sure to follow my own advice in the future. This museum isn't simply about making money, it seems to care about preserving American culture and scientific innovation before turning-a-buck. Much like the Smithsonian air and space museum but is also home to an active operations area. Well worth the visit. The kids truly enjoyed it.
  • Awesome and really amazing achievements by man kind. I never could've imagined how complex and technologically deep, this industry has gone. When you add to that the place in time when those first took place, it brings you to realize the dept of human intelligence. God's creation really is amazingly beyond my imagination and perhaps most everyone else
  • Other than a lot of the younger children's interactive area being out of order, we were very happy with our visit. Lots to do and see. Saturn V was amazing and awesome to behold. Such history! Definitely take the time for the tram to Rocket park. Food was very good in the cafe also, and of a great variety. We will definitely go back again.
  • A really great experience for the entire family and I think reasonably priced. I only gave 4 stars since I think the tram rides could be much better organized. It is not fun to stand in 102 heat and wait 40 Minutes to get on a tram I understand that you can get on the trams quicker if you purchase a more expensive ticket but not every family can afford that.. They could easily extend the facility and have you wait in an air conditioned building as the trams load and unload. Other than that it was a great experience.
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