Space Center Houston

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  • Address: 1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, Texas, USA 77058, 77058, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 1-2814830123
  • Ticket Price: 23 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Science Museum, Educational Site, Architecture , Social, Arts, Museums

About Space Center Houston, Houston

“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.

Space Center Houston Information

  • The Houston City Pass includes this attraction.

How To reach Space Center Houston by Public Transport

  • Eastwood TC (Bus)

Restaurants Near Space Center Houston

  • Zero G Dinner
  • Luby’s Wendy’s 

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  • 95% of people who visit Houston include Space Center Houston in their plan

  • 83.36% of people start their Space Center Houston visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Space Center Houston

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

83.78% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Space Center Houston

People normally club together Hermann Park and Kemah Board Walk while planning their visit to Space Center Houston.

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  • Pros and cons, Pro: Lots of fun activities, creative learning opportunities for young kids (below teens). Adults will enjoy reading and a lot of the exhibit pieces, or the tram tour. Always something to do, and so interactive! Also it was a lot cheaper then we planned, almost everything is free, and the food is reasonably priced. Parking was only 5 bucks and because we got there early it was very close to door. Cons: Teens maybe better suited for the tram tour than kids, but much of the activities are geared towards below teen or above teen. However I seen another of teens and young adults using this as a great date night. Labeling which line is to what could be made clear, ended up standing in a line for food when the one I wanted was right next to it. Similar issue with the simulators, so pay close attention and ask team members working before assuming you are in the right line. End the end the whole family loved this place, took family and had a blast, got in at about 9:00am, so no lines, and an awesome time.

  • Great Houston Attraction. It's great for the nerdy folks. The place is festooned in Space memorabilia from the history of NASA and the American space program from its inception. Lots of stuff for the kids to do and see. You can easily spend a full day here. Tickets are fairly standard pricing for an attraction of this type. The food and drinks here are just expensive. But the grub is actually good. Overall a good experience.

  • Loved it! It is good for all ages too. U can also use audio guides to help u understand more of the things that are being exhibited. There are also some theaters inside that show short movies and films about different Apollo missions. You can go on a 30 or 90 minute tram tour that takes you around the building as well as some of the other nearby buildings. The thing that I liked the most was the NASA Space ship that was on display by the front doors because it was the real model.

  • Great place for space and rocket enthusiasts. Seeing a Saturn V up close was amazing... The pictures don't really do it justice to be honest. The 90 minute tram tour is great since you get to see a mix of historic places and equipment along with areas that are still operational. The tram tour staff could have been a bit friendlier, though I reckon they end up having to deal with lots of people that cannot follow instructions, so it's understandable to some degree.

  • Loved it. I could've spent a few days there to see ALL of it, there's so much! It's choose your own adventure style. I found that going with 4 people and buying lots of souvenirs the membership was worth it. Truth be told Kennedy Space Center was an experience, the entire experience flowed flawlessly. So go to both of you get the chance.

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