Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Located in the heart of NASA’s spaceflight program, Space Center Houston is a must-visit for fans of space exploration. With more than 400 space-related artefacts and numerous interactive exhibitions, you can easily spend a whole day learning about NASA’s history and current work. Be sure to hop on the tram tour too, which takes you around the real site of the Johnson Space Center, including the original Mission Control room and a behind-the-scenes look at the astronaut training facilities. You might want to join VIP tours by NASA experts to gain a deeper understanding and inside knowledge of the center. – Tripadvisor
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  • Chris V
    61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You Can Only Make One First Impression
    Maya Angelou once said, “People will forgot what you said, people will forgot what you did, but people will never forget the way you made them feel”. Starting off I want to say that I have not been to Space Center Houston in over a decade and a lot has definitely changed. I highly suggest going there and experiencing all that they have to offer, make sure to plan appropriately especially if you are taking a tram somewhere because they always are late and they take longer than advertised to travel a trip. However, this is where the quote comes in. There are definitely some unpleasant people who work there, I hope they don’t ruin the experience for you like they did for me but be fair warned you may come across them. The experience was supposed to be fun, but unfortunately I have a sore taste in my mouth because of the couple of people who work there who ruined it for me. Support Space Travel!
    Written June 8, 2023
  • Bhaskar_10
    New Delhi, India3,127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beyond the sky: Nasa experience: Must Must visit
    Visited this place on 9th July 2023 The ticket costs USD 36.00 per person whcih inclused the conducted tour of the day and also you can book a tour to the working area where the number of visitors are capped. The ticketing and admission process is well designed and will take less than 10 minutes including the wait. We visited on a sunday and the place was crowded but manageable looking at the huge area where this place is located. Space history where the Americans are pioneers is welll depicted at this facility with rockets, technology and recreation of the moments done to attract people of all age groups specially the childrens. the attraction can easily be a whole day tour event, so please do not be in hurry while visiting this attraction. Must Must visit while in Huston
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 9, 2023
  • Marcos A
    Kissimmee, Florida56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good 👍🏻
    Our visit was awesome! Even though we didn’t do the rocket tour, we enjoyed our visit. I visit with my 2 kids ( 5 and 2) and the oldest one really liked it! She was impressed with the spacecrafts and astronaut suits, we would definitely go back and we’re now planning to visit Kennedy Space Center in FL!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 27, 2023
  • Tdotontario
    Toronto, Canada275 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Destination for Space Enthusiasts.
    Well run and several interesting exhibits and interactive experiences (some free, some at a cost) as well as an opportunity to visit the Apollo 11 Mission Control by tram. One tram should drop off at all locations. Instead these are separate tram rides, perhaps to control numbers. There are free films original space memorabilia on display. Expensive but good food court area serving a diverse range of food. Washrooms on site. Large gift shop. Overly expensive tram ride on a freezing cold day. The most inconvenient part is that there is no shuttle or transportation to the Space Centre from downtown hotels. It is a very expensive taxi ride but more modest ride by Uber or Lyft. That adds greatly to the cost. It is about a 30-40 minute trip each way.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 30, 2023
  • nickswlon
    Teddington, United Kingdom448 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What problem?
    This was a very informative museum about space travel. I particularly liked the tram ride to the Apollo Control Room which I remembered seeing in my youth and was the highlight of my whole holiday. The other exhibits were interesting but need to be organised better. They seemed to be plonked down whether there was a free space. I prefer the Ikea method of museum layouts which directs you in a logical way around the exhibits.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 4, 2023
  • sharrongeg
    Henderson, Nevada3,440 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go in the afternoon
    Loved visiting this place - but would have been better without thousands of screaming children. Tickets at the box office were about $30 per person (without the tour of Mission control). Tickets do include tram tour of astronaut training ctr and the giant Saturn V rocket. Also included tram over to the replica space shuttle and the real Boeing 747 that used to carry it around. Important: go in the afternoon after the masses of school groups have left. We arrived about noon and wish we had waited till after 1 pm.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 18, 2023
  • Patricia
    Oxford, United Kingdom266 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simply amazing
    Of course we can remember exactly where we were when the first men landed on the moon, so this visit brought back so many memories, we were there for about 5 hours, there was plenty more to see though ......... We focused on the Space station mainly, to see the components, the Space Shuttle sat upon the Boeing it was all quite fantastic. Also, I didn't realise quite how many astronauts there have been. So glad we were able to visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 25, 2023
  • RD-JFD
    Pendleton, Oregon42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool and Educational Experience
    We visited the Space Center Houston on the Friday after Thanksgiving. We had purchased our tickets in advance & also tickets to the Mission Control Tour. We were only in Houston on a layover for 18 hours & our only objective was to visit the Space Center. We arrived at 9:30am & were able to walk directly on to a Rocket Park tram. Later we saw that the lines were weaving through the building, they were so long & causing a lot of congestion. We encountered senior aged employees in Rocket Park & Mission Control that were very pleasant & seemed happy to be there. The young adult / teenage employees did not seem to care at all about their jobs or to interact with the public, very poor. All in all we were very happy with our visit. It was difficult to find information about how to plan our visit in advance, we read the information online but it could have been more comprehensive. Things that could be improved: reduce congestion throughout Space Center by queuing the lines for the trams differently, have employees that actually care about their jobs, explain in more detail on the website how to plan your visit including explaining that you must take a tram, you cannot walk to locations. We also did not like having our photo taken before entering the building to then find out we could get a copy of the photo for THIRTY DOLLARS! Not cool.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 28, 2023
  • PxD
    Burlington, Canada2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Public/Ground transportation from Bush IAH to Houston Space Centre
    There is public transportation from the international airport to Johnson Space Centre: Take the bus #102 from Terminal C (just outside door 105) to downtown Houston transit centre (DH TC) and then take bus #246/249 to the Bay area park & ride. From the Bay area park and ride you can take Uber/Lyft to the space centre - the walk would be very long. Remember there are no buses to the Bay area park & ride on weekends but you can take UBER/Lyft from the DH TC to the space centre or your hotel. Always have few 1 USDs and quarters to pay for your bus fare. On a weekday you can check in at the information desk at the DH TC and they can tell you which bus to take to the Bay area park & ride; the bus stop is within walking distance. Houston metro has a good app with a trip planner, so make the most of it. Suggest you stay overnight at a hotel on NASA Parkway, walk over and make the most of your time at the space centre. Hope you enjoy yourself.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 15, 2023
  • marie b
    Winnipeg, Canada334 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing exhibits
    Went on home school day. Had to wait till 10 am when it opened to the public. First thing you need to do upon entering is secure your ticket to the astronaut training facility, as you need a timed ticket for that tram. Spent about 4 hours there. Great things to see. Did not do the Mission Control tram, was an extra $15 per person. They should just charge more for the admission then include it. Seemed silly, all the up charging at tourist attractions in Houston.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 25, 2023
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Roberta R
St. Augustine, FL41 contributions
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Was a great time! Enjoyed seeing all the NASA stuff. Going into space scuttle was cool. Video on new telescope was interesting. Gift shop was nice. Seeing the rocket so up close with all the facts around it was nice. Would recommend.
Written May 13, 2024
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lollipop494
Las Vegas, NV35 contributions
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Great place but the reason I only gave this 3 stars was because of all the unruly children. I was pushed to the extent I nearly fell over. They were rude and totally out of control. It was the school’s responsibility to keep a check on the children but that didn’t happen at all. So much so we cut our visit short.
The gift shop was good and reasonable priced, but again unruly children made it hard to purchase anything.
Written May 10, 2024
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adexis
London10 contributions
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The Space Centre Houston is an exceptional family experience (we have a 15 year old and 10 year old).

There’s so much to see it’s very easy to spend a whole day there, especially if you take part in the tram tours (we had pre booked the historic Mission Control tour).

We arrived at opening at 10am, and based on advice immediately booked onto the astronauts training team tour. We got straight onto the tour with an excellent guide who shared fascinating insight both on the tram across to the training facilities and whilst at the facilities. It’s very interesting to be able to see all the mock ups of the different craft that the astronauts need to train on, there’s a lot to see.

Once that was complete we were able to do the historic mission control tour. This I think is a must have experience. Sitting in the control room was fascinating, the video footage and guide really brought the moon landings to life, and helped us see and learn new things.

A couple of other surprises we hadn’t expected:
- the mock up of the space shuttle on top of the Boeing 747. You can climb the stairs and experience the inside of the space shuttle, plus see the 747 that transported the shuttles back to Florida
- the food in the restaurant. Surprisingly good for the whole family!

All in all and excellent day
Written May 2, 2024
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Geof J
Germantown, WI492 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is an amazing museum and well worth a visit when in the area. There are a lot of exhibits and educational opportunities as well. We were only able to take the Ricket Park tour as the others were closed the day we were there but it is a fun short trip to the rocket displays. Admission tickets are sold for specific timeslots per day so you should purchase tickets in advance if you want to get there early. If you fail to plan ahead (of just don't know about the time restrictions) you can purchase a membership that gives you unrestricted access to the museum, free parking as well as a short cut to the Rocket Park tour line as well as other benefits. The food court is actually quite good
Written May 1, 2024
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MovingManBob
Red Bank NJ10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Space center was amazing it's a trip worthwhile for every family. Long lines to get into the space shuttle but that was worth it waitin
Written April 28, 2024
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smrgeog
Vancouver, Canada2,531 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Going to Space Center Houston was one of the highlights of my trip to Texas. Going on one of the trolley tours is a must; and I had decided to go on the Historic Mission Control tour. The mission control tour takes you to the actual Mission Control room which was used for the Apollo missions including Apollo 11. The room has been preserved. You sit in the press room with the original furniture in the room, so be careful. The tour is about 90 minutes and the trolley takes you through the NASA complex and you see the various buildings that are still used for the missions today.

With the Space Center itself, there are a variety of exhibits from past programmes to talk about the Artemis and future missions to Mars. I found the exhibits involving the past missions to be most interesting including Project Mercury, Gemini and of course the Apollo missions. The gift store on site if probably is most extensive of any of the major tourist attractions in Texas perhaps apart from the Alamo and I spent over an hour inside.

Space Center Houston is not a place where you can rush through. With only one trolley tour, it took about 5 hours to look around the place, take in a tour, and browse the gift store. This is a place where you can easily spend all day. Well worth the admission and time spent.
Written April 28, 2024
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Scott A
Essex, UK86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked the tickets for the control room tour in advance and it was a wonderful experience, the general admission gets you into the venue and it has loads of information and walk around a you can do as well as watching live interactions and movies. Very informative and eye opening experience and it definitely worth a visit.
Written April 27, 2024
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KateAppleton
St. Albans, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Pre booked from UK via website, easy process and good value for money.
Recommend first time slot of the day.
So much to see ! We were there 6 hours and still did not not get round everywhere.
Pre booked Mission Control Historical Tour which was amazing.
Staff helpful at information desk.
It was busy in the restaurant but queuing to pre order was fairly quick and we did manage to get seats for 12 of us at 2pm.
Overall, great experience and could easily spend another day there.
Written April 22, 2024
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J. C.
United States53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I parked for free in the small parking by the front main entrance. I walked with my family to all exterior exhibits and took many pictures. We went inside the center and requested to visit the gift shop alone. Anyone is allowed to do this, you get almost an hour to see and purchase many great things at this store. We saved $130+ in tickets by doing this. We went on the Solar Eclipse week so we got to take special exterior pictures too. Once in the main entrance you can also glance and take some quick pictures in the main atrium area.
Written April 21, 2024
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Stay26230022778
San Marcos, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Great educational and informative park. There is a slight wait to get in, maybe 10 - 15 min. It was hot, even though it was at the beginning of April. Inside was nice and cool though. The videos from astronaut's perspective was amazing.
Written April 21, 2024
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