NASA's Space Center Houston And City Sightseeing Tour

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Experience the excitement of outer space on a visit to Space Center Houston, the official visitor center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center where you can hop aboard a tram for an orientation tour. One of Houston’s top attractions, Space Center Houston boasts a number of interactive displays with everything from space artifacts to a full-size rocket and space shuttle. See real astronauts at work at the NASA facility and learn about space exploration from fascinating hands-on exhibits. Your day also includes a 1.5-hour Houston city sightseeing tour by open-top bus before your visit.

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  • All-inclusive tour
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  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Make your own way downtown to meet your bus for a narrated sightseeing tour of Houston. During the 90-minute tour by double-decker open-top bus, pass by City Hall, Minute Maid Park (home of the Houston Astros baseball team), Hermann Park, Houstons Museum District and much more.

Afterward, transfer to a comfortable coach that takes you to Space Center Houston and NASAs Johnson Space Center. Although high-profile space flights launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, most of the planning and training for the US space program takes place in Houston.

Your day includes a 90-minute tram tour that takes you onto the grounds of the Johnson Space Center. See both the new and original Mission Control centers and the International Space Station Assembly Building. Watch NASA staff at work, especially fascinating if a shuttle mission is in progress. You might even catch a glimpse of astronauts in training at Building 9. Be amazed at the impressive Saturn V Rocket, which stands 36 stories tall and is the most powerful rocket ever built.

After the tram tour, have free time to explore the exhibits at Space Center Houston, NASA's official visitor center. Astronaut Gallery features the worlds most comprehensive collection of spacesuits. Check out Apollo 17, the last manned spacecraft to fly to the moon. Experience what its like to be on the Space Shuttle at the interactive Living In Space gallery and take a close look at a full-size replica of the Space Shuttle.

You can purchase lunch at the NASA cafeteria you might even spot a NASA astronaut dining there. Or head to Zero-G Diner to choose from a variety of cuisines.

At the designated time, meet your bus for the return trip to downtown Houston where your tour ends.

Inclusions for NASA's Space Center Houston And City Sightseeing Tour

  • Transportation to NASA Space Center
  • Tour Map and orientation
  • Admission ticket to NASA Space Center
  • Complimentary Houston city tour

Exclusions for NASA's Space Center Houston And City Sightseeing Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Driving time to and from the Space Center may vary due to high traffic and road construction (Space Center is 26+ miles from the city)

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • I did love this tour! I found our guide to be a pretty nice person and with a lot of knowledge about Houston's City!
    The visit to the Space center was also great. I highly recommend this tour.

  • The space center is amazing. There is plenty of free time and the tour of the cent is a MUST. You get about 2 hours of free time there.

  • Superb day out - a must do while in Houston.

  • The City tour was great, the guide on the bus was hilarious and shared loads of interesting information about Houston and surrounds history. We then went on a lovely air conditioned bus out to the Space Center Houston. An amazing center and definitely worth the time to go out there. We had 4 hours I think but could have spent more easily as so much to see, read and experience. Highly recommend this tour.

  • The space center itself is awesome and well worth the visit. The tour organization was awful. First off, our confirmation e-mail directed us to what turned out to be a boarded up coffee shop for pick-up. Fortunately, we were early and had the company's phone number with us. They directed us to another spot about a 10 minute walk away - had we not been early or had the phone number we would have missed the tour.
    After the space center tour, the driver announced that the tour bus for the city tour was oversold and was looking for people to agree to do it the next day. When we did the city tour, the wired connection to the speaker didn't work so the driver took the speaker downstairs even though, at his direction, we were all sitting on the upper deck and we literally could hear none of his commentary. The city tour also seemed rushed - it was far shorter than 90 minutes.

  • The Tour of downtown Houston and trip to the NASA Space Facility: The 2 drivers were friendly and informative. The information about Houston was a combination of the driver on a micropone and pre-recorded tapes. Not always the easiest to understand along with accents of the speakers. Information was given in both English and Spanish and I think that was appropriate for the audience. The NASA Space Facility was not the responsibility of the company doing the transportation so I will not include it here. The negative part of the experience and reason for the 2 rating was the condition of the transportation vehicles. The double decker bus for the first part was in poor condition. If you were sitting up top you had to dodge branches and acorns. If you chose to sit on the lower level the windows were filthy and the smell of exhaust filled the cabin. Then we transfer to a bus for the trip to NASA that has the lettering for a Baptist Church on it! Where did this bus come from is the question. It was in better condition but the seatbelts were hard to find and use. The overall impression is that Viator contracts with a local company but probably has no idea of the conditions of the vehicles. You start to wonder if this would be the same situation in any city you would visit that Viator offers tours and if so would you want to find another company other than Viator.

  • Strongly recommended!! NASA is amazing and the city tour is interesting.

  • This was a great tour we had a great time, highlights were the 747 with the space shuttle on top and mission control from back in the 60's. We enjoyed the whole tour
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  • So interesting and unique.

  • Once you get off the bus book the tram ride early. There are two different tram rides. Mission control or training. It can take 11/2 hours on the ride. They tell you 45 minutes to an hour. Well worth it but you need to be back in time for the bus. We waited 20 minutes for a passager that did not show at the end of the day. The space Center is very well done.

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