Space Center HoustonCurrently Closed
- Address: 1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, Texas, USA 77058, 77058, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 1-2814830123
- Fax: +1-2812837724
- Ticket Price: 23 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Science Museums, Educational Site, Architecture , Social, Arts, Museums
“Houston, Houston… We’ve had a problem” These iconic words by members of the flight Apollo 13 are something the world remembers. The Houston section of NASA was responsible for the guidance and the safe return of this space-craft, which despite the aforementioned “problem” returned safely to earth on the 17th of April 1970. This one as well as many other space missions which were successful have been carried out by “Houston”.
So, going to the city and not visiting the thing that it is most well-known for would be a shame. The Space Center has especially been created for the tourists and children wanting to get a taste of the magical field of space travel. With several artifacts, collected items and refurbished space crafts on display it is a fascinating place to visit.
The Space Center has a number of fascinating attractions ranging from a pre-planned lunch with an astronaut to activities that help you get a feel of space. Many old aircrafts have been put up on display and several interactive activities related to travelling into space have been set up. You will get an idea of the history of travelling through space and learn a lot more about the challenges and hard work put into it. There is so much to do, be sure to set aside enough time for this place. Integral to its identity, this one is certainly a must visit while in Houston.
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81.3% of people who visit Houston include Space Center Houston in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
76.88% of people start their Space Center Houston visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Space Center Houston
74.25% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Space Center Houston
Love this place! The Space Center is rich in space artifacts from moon rocks (One of the only places to actually touch a moon rock!) to actual rockets. It is definitely suited for all ages as there is fun activities for the kids, like a space playground, and adults, tours of the actual Mission Control Center. The experience was fun and educational. Recommended for all!
The tour itself was very cool and the tour guide was very helpful and informative. My kids and I must of asked 100 questions and he had answers to every one of them. But while getting on the tour, I seated myself and an employee named Abby came over and made me scoot into a wet seat and was very mean and had such an attitude about it and refused to wipe it down for me, but I saw another employee actually wiping down seats!! She was overall very rude and disrespectful to me and my family and made a very enjoyable and lovely experience into a mediocre one. I hope Space Center Houston can teach her something about respect! But other than that everything was great! Also it was a little overpriced. I mean $30 for admission? Come on! Plus five dollars for parking?And the hamburgers were merely okay. I’ve had better meat from McDonalds - bear in mind there’s a McDonald’s across the street! So that’s why I’m putting down three stars. Make sure you come on a sunny day and bring your own lunch!
Very informative place, alot of stuff for the kids. The tours have great Information, love the bikes around the campus and the deer! The memorial area is one of my favorites I love that they plant trees. Very fun place to go. Best part is the gift shop is reasonably priced, not over priced at all! I got me some geodes and minerals for a really good deal!
Space Center Houston, It's one of those places the to just have to take your kids to, And long the way you'll enjoy it too. The exhibits you can say are out of this world and when you see where the astronaut's get some of their training it's unbelievable. I advise getting the audio tour. For about $6 you can get a better understanding of most all the exhibits. It's not just a guy they hired to voice the stuff either...it's astronauts and scientists and the actual people who were there when this stuff was invented or used. Try the tram ride for sure. Try to do that first and then go for the show. Hope you will have wonderful experience
It was a lovely experience. Very fast, very informative, and awe inspiring. I recommend the shuttle tour... I forgot what it was called. There is a food court, pizza, chicken, and sandwiches. Starbucks coffee, and beer! Virtual simulation rides, moon rocks, mission control, it was awesome.