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  • 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.

  • Space Center Houston with transportation

    2. Space Center Houston with transportation

    Visit Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston’s No. 1 attraction for international visitors and the first Smithsonian Affiliate in the greater Houston area. Discover more than 400 space artifacts including flown spacecraft, the largest collection of moon rocks on public display. Explore the red planet in the new Mission Mars exhibit. Experience a virtual Martian sunset, climb into a simulated Orion capsule, and feel the texture of rock cliffs. Discover what it takes to travel to Mars, the hardware required, and how we may live on the red planet in the next few decades. See the international landmark Independence Plaza presented by Boeing, the only shuttle replica mounted on a shuttle carrier aircraft, and the only place where you can enter both vehicles. Get a rare glimpse into the historic shuttle era and the NASA breakthroughs and techn...

  • Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

    3. 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: City Sightseeing and Space Center Houston Tour

    4. Houston: City Sightseeing and Space Center Houston Tour

    Take in Houston's main sites and attractions during a day trip. Explore the city's parks and districts and visit the Space Center to learn all about space exploration. Meet your guide outside the Toyota Center and climb aboard the van for your 3-hour guided tour of Houston. First, visit Green Park and the George R. Brown Convention Center. Next, get some great photos of art in Graffiti Park. Take in the entertainment district, followed by the court district. See the Annunciation Catholic Church and nearby Minute Maid Park. Next, visit the historic districts. Take in Harris county courthouse and Congress plaza and learn the history of the Rice Hotel before heading to the art district. See the Downtown Aquarium, Buffalo Bayou, and City Hall. Marvel at the Chevron Building Auditorium. Admire Houston Museum District with the stunning McGovern Centennial Gardens and much more. Then, visit S...

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What people are saying about Space Center Houston

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.

Nice trip and the best place when you visit Houston