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Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston

Weekdays 10am–5pm, weekends 10am–6pm
1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, Texas, 77058

The Basics

Space Center Houston is one of Houston’s top attractions. During a self-guided tour, ride a tram on a Space Center orientation, see fascinating exhibitions of full-size rockets and moon rock samples, and marvel at a life-size space shuttle replica and the realApollo 17. The Lunch with an Astronaut program lets families dine with a real-life astronaut and hear a firsthand account of what space is like. Kids can take a break from science and play at the Kids Space Place while parents relax.

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Space Center Houston Admission Ticket
Space Center Houston Admission Ticket
$24.95 per adult
Traveler Favorite
The amazing journey in the space
A wonderful day learning and refreshing what it has been achieved by many heroes. Team job brings humans above and behind!
Annalisa_M, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Houston

star-5
Impressive!! Seriously loved it!!!
Karla_Q, Dec 2021
Space Center Houston Admission Ticket
Tram tour, rocket park and virtual reality are the top 3 activities and are extremely awesome!!! My son (11) and myself had a blast; way better than expected… totally recommended and we will certainly visit it again
star-5
The amazing journey in the space
Annalisa_M, Dec 2021
Space Center Houston Admission Ticket
A wonderful day learning and refreshing what it has been achieved by many heroes. Team job brings humans above and behind!
star-5
Best Tour & Tour Guide
Kathryn_W, Nov 2021
Half-Day Private Tour of Space Center Houston
Bill is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide to the Space Center. Our group enjoyed the tour and learned much about the history of the Center and its many projects. Bill has lots of insider knowledge, was an engineer on many of the projects and knew many of the astronauts. He is very familiar with the Center and knows how to avoid crowds and tour efficiently. I highly recommend this tour guide and tour.
star-5
Awesome tour
Michael_S, Oct 2021
Half-Day Private Tour of Space Center Houston
Bob was guide was knowledgeable, personable and experienced...a true pleasure. He was prompt, and knew and used all the "shortcuts". A true 5 star experience.
star-4
It was awesome to be with...
Yaritza_V, Nov 2021
Space Center Houston Admission Ticket
It was awesome to be with family at this place. Definitely a place to learn more of what has been done in the history of space
star-4
Beautiful experience
josiesison, Nov 2021
Space Center Houston Admission Ticket
Like being able to see the 747 aircraft and the challenger . Like the tour at the space control also
star-5
Excellent service in office
Jashwant_S, May 2021
NASA's Space Center plus Houston's Official City Tour
Tour guide was excellent.Everything was on time .we took second time your tour. We will use in future also
star-5
Excellent tour
Pau_Araico, May 2021
NASA's Space Center plus Houston's Official City Tour
Everything was just perfect! Great service. When I first called, the lady was extremely nice and patient to give me all the info. and was truly helpful to plan my trip. When I got there for the Hop-on, everything was well organized and punctual. I recommend the service. 🤍
star-5
I don't know anything...
Nadia_D, Oct 2021
Space Center Houston Admission Ticket
I don't know anything really I don't know anything I mean it was good I guess Im not writing a book for you
star-5
A GREAT DAY at NASA and HOUSTON CITY Tour
kkw43017, Feb 2020
Private Houston City Tour and Nasa Space Center Unlimited Time Visit
NASA was a joy to visit mid-week in February! Our driver pointed out interesting sites and told many stories. The time went quickly! They willingly let us change our drop off site. Fantastic!
star-5
Amazing service!
Shannan W, Nov 2019
Private Houston City Tour and Nasa Space Center Unlimited Time Visit
Tour was amazing, host / guide was amazing. We were the only people booked for that day so had the vehicle to ourselves. Highly recommend
star-5
Great time
sandyanne2, Sep 2021
Space Center Houston Admission Ticket
Was excellent. Informative. Tram ride was great. Staff great learned so much about the space history

Things to Know Before You Go

  • While everyone will appreciate the offerings at Space Center Houston, the attraction is especially worthwhile for families.

  • Plan to arrive at the center right when it opens—you can easily spend the entire day here.

  • Take the tram tour first: Not only does it help you get oriented, but lines can get long and the non-air-conditioned trams get very warm by the afternoon.

  • Consider a guided tour of the space center with a sightseeing tour of Houston.

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How to Get There

Space Center Houston is about a 30-minute drive or a 90-minute bus ride from downtown Houston. There is ample paid parking at the center.

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When to Get There

The Space Center Houston is open year-round, except for Christmas Day and some other major holidays. Hours are generally 10am to 5pm, though these subject to change; check the website’s calendar.

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Can’t-Miss Experiences at the Space Center Houston

While there are myriad points of interest within the Space Center Houston, there are a few must-do experiences. The NASA tram tour takes visitors to the iconic Apollo Mission Control Center, where all space shuttle missions and activity onboard international space station assembly flights are directed. The tour also visits the Saturn V Complex at Rocket Park to see an expendable rocket used by NASA’s Apollo and Skylab programs. The Starship Gallery, another must-see, is home to the world’s largest collection of moon rocks, plus space hardware like the Mercury-Atlas 8Faith 7 capsule, theGemini V spacecraft, a Lunar Roving Vehicle Trainer, theApollo 17 command module, the Skylab Trainer, the Apollo-Soyuz Trainer, and an original Goddard rocket model.

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