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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  • 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

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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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  • Very well organised trip. The NASA centre is amasing.

  • The tour was wonderful! Our driver was comical and friendly, and knew a lot about Houston and the city's history, really interesting! Loved the space centre too! We want to come back to Houston for a longer stay to discover more :

  • I booked the tour mainly for the Space Center but I really enjoyed the 90 min tour of the city as well.
    I had some trouble finding the location of the visitors center, but it's located at 1302 Dallas street.

    Warning: The tour took 7 hours, not 6. We started at 10 am and were back at the visitors center 5:10 pm.

  • There was a good amount of time at the Space Centre - not enough to see everything, but 4 hours was probably close to saturation point. The downtown tour was also interesting. The group was small - about 6-8 people.

  • Houston City Tour Company took very good care of me during my city tour and my NASA tour. I was very kindly greeted by Stephanie when I arrived to check in. She was very helpful and made me very comfortable while I waited for the city tour bus to arrive on-time.
    Antonio our driver and city tour guide was very knowledgeable about the city. He answered questions along the tour and talked about some of the city and state's history.
    We returned to our starting place and we got into a comfortable van for the trip to NASA. He got us there safely, advised us when and where he would pick us up, gave us our tickets, advised us which NASA tours to take first and reassured us he would be back to pick us up and he was right on time picking us up.
    I highly recommend this tour and company if you come to Houston. It was my very first trip there and being from NYC, I was very happy Viator chose this company for me. So book your tour with this company and you will be glad you did!

  • A great tour and well worth the time if you have even the slightest interest in our country's space program. Plenty to see and enjoy.

  • Informative Tour

  • You really need at least 4 hours or longer to see everything. Great to see the actual rockets the size of them are huge when you are right beside them and the training centre for astronauts.
    Well worth the visit.

  • This was a great way to get out to the Space Center without hiring a car. The Space Center is overwhelming and you can spend hours there. The post-trip City Tour was really informative and explained a lot about Houston's history.

  • Good

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