Space Center Houston, Houston
Space Center Houston, Houston - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, Texas, USA 77058
Ticket Price: 23 USD
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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)
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Space Center Houston, Houston Reviews - Write a Review
My boys loved it. Both of the tram rides were very informative. We all loved seeing the Saturn V; it was so big!! And seeing the Johnson Space Center campus where all the scientists and astronauts work was really neat. They have interactive displays, and just a lot of space things to see. Independent Plaza was super cool too, and getting to the very top was such a cool thing to see. This was our second time here, and if we made it back to Houston, we will visit again. Also, get the Houston City Pass. You can see the Space Center and 4 other attractions. It's a great price.
Like everyone else has documented, this place is magical. Learners of all ages will be able to find their own adventure here and learn about the history and future of space exploration... While having an incredibly fun time. Visit if you want to explore the past and the potential of the future my friends!! Also, buy the level 9 tour so you can see Johnson space center at its finest!!
I really like it. Great for the kiddos young and old. Would be nice to have an infant and toddler play area, but that's really not what they are about I guess. Still, despite the LONG drive we go once a year and it's def a must see for visitors. I don't mind the prices as it sorta comes with the territory and it's a special event for us. It's clean, updated and new exhibits always popping up. Good work!
Excellent exhibits with very good presentation on the most part, however there is a marked lack of organisation with the tram tours and there needs to be some maintenance done in some areas. The tram tour gives you the ability to book a specific time slot which is good in theory except the staff don't check for these some all end up based on when they reach the queue. Luckily we got to the front early and waited, however many we talked to had ended up waiting an hour because these wasn't enough room on the previous tour even though they had a time slot. On the tram the speaker in our tram kept cutting out as we drove and the assisted chair ramp kept breaking down. We then got the the historic control center and while I appreciate having the actual chairs from the 60s in the viewing rooms, they are basically all past their best...
Went on tour of NASA. It is very organized with a leader speaking at each stop. I am disabled, but was able to complete the tour. The 2 most interesting stops was where we had an overhead view of engineers working. The next most awesome view was of a Saturn 5 rocket. You must see it to believe.