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Space Center Houston Houston

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Space Center Houston
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston
TX
77058
Tel: 281 244 2100

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Space Center Houston is located at 1601 NASA Parkway (formerly NASA Rd. 1), Houston, TX 77058, approximately 25 miles south of downtown Houston in the NASA/Clear Lake area.

Where are we going today?

"Houston....we have a problem....with so much to see at the Houston Space Center, we might have to come back again to see it all!"

The moon landing...the flight of Apollo 13...all these iconic moments in space exploration can be re-visited and re-lived at the Houston Space Center. It's an amazing experience for the whole family, and one that will fascinate, and educate. 

There is SO much to see and do at this space-tastic attraction. Did you know that every Friday you can meet a real life astronaut? You can hear them talk about what it's really like to go up into space, and even ask them questions! Maybe it will inspire kids to become astronauts themselves!

If you have ever wanted to get up close to a real life space shuttle, you can get close with the full-scale replica. It's amazing when you see the detail on it. How do you think it can make it's way all the way up into space!

Life on a space station can be fun, and exciting. It can be scary and perhaps long. The Living In Space exhibit is a fun and interactive experience where you can catch a glimpse of what life would be like living on a space station.  How amazing to look down on the earth below!

If you head to building 9 you can even see engineers and astronauts actually working on what might become the future of space exploration! 

Enjoy free time or guided tours around the museum - you might need to keep the whole day free to fit it all in! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$23.95
  • Children$18.95 (Ages 4 to 11)
  • Free Under: 3 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Times vary seasonally. 9am/10am open. Close varies between 5pm and 7pm

All year round

Teachers corner

They LOVE having students come and visit! They have educational programs, as well as day camps during summer, and they offer school discounts .

I'm Hungry!

Zero G Diner has all your favorites, from hot dogs to sandwiches and snacks.

Healthy Eating!

The diner sells fresh salads. You can also bring light snacks and bottled drinks - so stock up on water it will keep you hydrated!.

Any Top Tips?

The tram tours fill up quickly and are a first come first serve basis, so make sure you try and arrive as early as possible! .

Doing our bit

It's all you could want to learn about space. They are always looking to the future and trying to find new ways to explore our galaxies!.

Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, then give them a call before you arrive to see what access there is.

More information

You can save $3 if you book online before you arrive .

What people are saying?

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    This is a must-visit place in Houston. Want to see actual things that have been to space? You can do that. Want to sit in mockups of those things? You can do that. Want to go on a guided tour of Johnston Space Center? You can do that. Want to see an entire Saturn V up close and personal? You can do that.

    When I went they were in the process of adding a new huge shuttle exhibit, which looks like it will be fun as well. Really, just go. It's worth your time.

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    I enjoyed it. Too bad there's not going to be another space launch for (Also, this is not counting the I.S.S.) like 30 years, to MARS. 60 Million miles away people. Love ya Houston. (But no to mosquito and mugginess, those no-no.)

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    I have just arrived in the Houston area anxious to experience the NASA space center here. On their web site it says you can save $5 off the admission price (even quote the after discount price) if you buy your ticket on line. However, when you get to the on line ticket window you see there is a $1.50 "service fee" for the discounted price, so your savings are really $3.50 NOT $5.00. Bait and switch. I contacted the city attorney's office about this highly unethical practice but be warned - the $5 discount is a LIE. Nice way to be treated, don't...Read More

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    Didn't enjoy a minute . It cost you $6.00 to park . Nearly 22.00 per person to get in. You stand in line for 45 minutes to do the simplest of exhibits. The food in the food court sucks. There are emoyees stamding around chattting with one another when there are obvious things to be taken care of. And the tram ride...
    We stood inlune for 90 minutes. Just as we loaded on to the tram. Someone saw lightning. So they unloaded all the passengers. Then we were told that everyone had to go back into the main building and give up our boarding pass. Which...Read More

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    7-5-14 Holiday weekends are too crowded to see what you pay for. The main building has interesting things to see, but would only take about 2 hours if the lines were minimal. The tram will shut down if there is any chance of lightning. $30.95 spent... and done in 55min. 2stars. No swag found worth buying. Can someone point the way to the beach. I am disappointed I drove 3 hrs for this.
    #Save up your money for a trip to Kennedy Space Center were you will spends little more money for a full day of 5Star Florida that you may want a second day...Read More

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by Peter TenHaagen

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I have just arrived in the Houston area anxious to experience the NASA space center here. On their web site it says you can save $5 off the admission price (even quote the after discount price) if you buy your ticket on line. However, when you get to the on line ticket window you see there is a $1.50 "service fee" for the discounted price, so your savings are really $3.50 NOT $5.00. Bait and switch. I contacted the city attorney's office about this highly unethical practice but be warned - the $5 discount is a LIE. Nice way to be treated, don't you think? I can hardly wait to go visit them now.

by Dave Brandenburg

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Didn't enjoy a minute . It cost you $6.00 to park . Nearly 22.00 per person to get in. You stand in line for 45 minutes to do the simplest of exhibits. The food in the food court sucks. There are emoyees stamding around chattting with one another when there are obvious things to be taken care of. And the tram ride...
We stood inlune for 90 minutes. Just as we loaded on to the tram. Someone saw lightning. So they unloaded all the passengers. Then we were told that everyone had to go back into the main building and give up our boarding pass. Which also ment that if the tram ooened again later we would have to get back in line (AT THE BACK END OF COARSE ) and start the wait all over again. I didn't see much of the space center. But after this experience, I can't say that I am missi g anything. I will not be back

by Mark Johanson

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7-5-14 Holiday weekends are too crowded to see what you pay for. The main building has interesting things to see, but would only take about 2 hours if the lines were minimal. The tram will shut down if there is any chance of lightning. $30.95 spent... and done in 55min. 2stars. No swag found worth buying. Can someone point the way to the beach. I am disappointed I drove 3 hrs for this.
#Save up your money for a trip to Kennedy Space Center were you will spends little more money for a full day of 5Star Florida that you may want a second day to see everything.#.
EDIT: wait...no-edit, I meant all of that! Without the tram ride, its just like 55 min at a crowded mall. Try midweek.

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