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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
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Recent reviews from experiences in Houston

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-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
star-5
Space Center Family Fun
StunnaNina, Jul 2021
Space Center Houston Admission Ticket
The tour of the space craft was interesting to see the inside and how it was made to carry another air transport system.
star-5
Great experience! Well organized! Helpful staff!
Chandra_T, Jul 2021
Space Center Houston Admission Ticket
This was a wonderful and exciting experience! Well organized and planned. Great activities for all ages! Helpful staff! Amazing!!!
star-5
Excellent service in office
JashwantShah, 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-4
Must see
Kathy_M, Jul 2021
Space Center Houston Admission Ticket
Space Center is a must see for the young and old. Make sure you download the Space Center app to reserve a time for the NASA Tram Tour.
star-5
Amazing tour with an extraordinary guide
Joy, Aug 2021
Half-Day Private Tour of Space Center Houston
Our space center tour with our guide, Bill, was absolutely exceptional. It was so much fun, and so very educational, to tour the center with a rocket scientist. Beyond being a space center insider and extremely informative, Bill was a generous and kind teacher as well. Our group of five started the day interested in space travel. Because of Bill, we ended our day filled with awe at what these amazing astronauts and engineers accomplished through their dedication. Beyond leading us effortlessly through the center and all of its exhibits, Bill also made sure he got great pictures of our group and ate lunch with us as well. His knowledge of the footprint of the center also helped us avoid crowds...giving us that much more time to see all the center has to offer. He fielded all questions with energy and interest, and was rightfully proud of our space program. Do not hesitate to book this tour with Bill. It is worth every penny...and much more. Thanks for an amazing day, Bill!
star-5
Extraordinary experience
FedericoF_V, Jun 2021
Space Center Houston Admission Ticket
Great experience, it is amazing the history of the space project, it is great presented in the exhibits
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
Awesome
Renata_R, Jun 2021
Space Center Houston Admission Ticket
I really like everything. There where so many interactive things to do. And everything was ver organized.

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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