Space Center Houston
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Our most recommended Space Center Houston Family-friendly Activities

  • Houston: Space Center Houston Admission Ticket

    1. Houston: Space Center Houston Admission Ticket

    Explore Space Center Houston with its 400 space artifacts as well as permanent and traveling exhibits. Discover attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program, all for one admission price. See the world’s largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples for public view. Go behind-the-scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center (based on availability). Learn about the world-renowned home of NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control, and astronaut training. Experience the newest permanent exhibit, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, displayed outside the center. Walk around and underneath the first-stage booster spanning more than 156 feet long. See the only Falcon 9 on public display outside of SpaceX’s headquarters which is the same type of rocket that launched NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas...

    We had a great time at the Space Center enjoying all the exhibits and learning so much! We had a fun time on the blue tram and the whole family enjoyed the experience. We stayed 3.5 hours but could have stayed for 5.

  • Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

    2. Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

    Explore the wonders of space travel on an unforgettable tour that includes a mini-city tour around Houston and roundtrip transportation to the NASA/Johnson Space Center. Enjoy interactive exhibits and activities, touch a moon rock, take a tram ride to the NASA control center and see the shuttle replica at the Independence Plaza. Begin your day of space exploration on land as you are taken a short city sightseeing tour around Houston where you can see some of its most important landmarks.  Afterward, drive 25 miles from the center of Houston to the Space Center Houston and experience America’s adventures in space first-hand. Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center. It is a separate facility that features activities and exhibits designed jointly by NASA and Disney Imagineering. Get a chance to ride the half-hour tram tour that goes to the gigantic Int...

    This was our 1st activity in Houston and it was well worth it. We kept saying we saw that on our tour.

  • Houston: Space Explorer Pass

    3. Houston: Space Explorer Pass

    Spend your day learning about space and space exploration at two different attractions in Houston. Visit Space Center Houston to learn more about the NASA Mission and astronaut training. Explore space at the Burke Baker Planetarium, which offers an unprecedented immersive experience with a best-in-class projection system.  Space Center Houston features more than 400 space artifacts including the world's largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples. As the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, guests are taken behind the scenes to see NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control, and areas used for astronaut training. At the Burke Baker Planetarium, the newly updated Digitar 6 system enables our visitors to fly through the universe, experience the vastness of space, roam planetary surfaces, navigate asteroid fields, and watch the latest fulldom...

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What people are saying about Space Center Houston

Was so much to see and the exhibits were awesome! Well worth seeing for adults and kids. Our teenagers were skeptical until we were inside and then they became engaged and interested. Got them off their phones and being wowed! The were several exhibit shows given by staff that were full of of information about space travel. Most was inside in the ac but you also had actual and space shuttle outside to see. Also a cafeteria inside to make a day of it onsite.

I cannot express how much fun the space center is. There is so much to see and learn. The children can even become certified astronauts. There is a moon rock wall. The space rockets are humongous. You are able to take photos with the rocket launch engines, which are so big.

We had a great time at the Space Center enjoying all the exhibits and learning so much! We had a fun time on the blue tram and the whole family enjoyed the experience. We stayed 3.5 hours but could have stayed for 5.

Kept teenagers entertained! Go early and plan to spend a good 6-7 hours. Recommend White & Blue tours ( the red is a partial duplicated of blue tour).

It is quite educative and informative for explorers.