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Space Center Houston

Space Center Houston

star-4.5
518 Reviews
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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NASA's Space Center plus Houston's Official City Tour
NASA's Space Center plus Houston's Official City Tour
$83.07 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Excellent service in office
Tour guide was excellent.Everything was on time .we took second time your tour. We will use in future also
JashwantShah, May 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Houston

star-5
Space with real props about getting there
Peter_L, Jul 2021
Guided NASA Tour of Space Center Houston
Going into the training module that the astronauts are in . Our driver and guide Chris were excellent. He is very knowledgeable, interesting and a wonderful driver.
star-5
Chris did a great job as our guide
cherylm82, Jul 2021
Guided NASA Tour of Space Center Houston
Really impressed with the Saturn V Rocket, loved all the displays inside. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Johnson Space Center
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
Exceeds all expectations
Hannah_A, Mar 2021
Private Tour of NASA Space Center Houston Guided by a Real Rocket Scientist
We flew down to Houston just for this Nasa tour. We had such an incredible time with Bill. It's hard to put into words how phenomenal it was. Bill was very knowledgeable and shared his own experiences. We loved going to rocket park and learning about the engines and seeing the Saturn V rocket. Thank you so such Bill, we truly will never forget this trip and all the laughs we shared.
star-5
Bill- Best guide to do this tour
Richard, Jun 2021
Private Tour of NASA Space Center Houston Guided by a Real Rocket Scientist
We had a great time at the NASA space center with our knowledgeable guide- Bill - a rocket scientist who toured us to the remarkable spots at the center. We left knowing more about the race to the moon than we did when we got there. Bill is a nice guy to be with in the center. He knows where to get away from the crowd and to stay away from the hot climate. It was even so nice of him to show us his contribution on one of the main engines to the space shuttle. Made us proud to actually meet one of the brains behind the space shuttle. Two-thumbs up for BILL!
star-5
Fab tour!
Jean_C, Mar 2020
NASA's Space Center plus Houston's Official City Tour
Excellent tour! Driver Antonio made our day! Found the clip to my backpack! And when we missed the city tour, he driove us to the first stop so we didn’t miss it! Great day great tours! KUDIS!!
star-5
Educational and exciting to see the original exhibits.
Donna_R, Mar 2021
Guided NASA Tour of Space Center Houston
All exhibits but Saturn was a favorite. Our tour guide Chris was very good. Answered a lot of questions and kept us on track according to times.
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
Cooler Trip
Christian_D, Mar 2020
Guided NASA Tour of Space Center Houston
Christopher did a good Job. Pickup at Hotel was easy and everything went fine. Had a great Day at NASA
star-5
Highly recommended tour
Claire_S, Feb 2020
Private Tour of NASA Space Center Houston Guided by a Real Rocket Scientist
A fascinating tour with Bill. We thoroughly enjoyed his company and had a super day out, we learnt so much and will definitely visit again.
star-4
Houston
Kyle, Feb 2020
NASA's Space Center plus Houston's Official City Tour
The Houston Space Center is a must see; however, more presentations would enhance the experience. Do the Tram first. The City Tour was excellent. The presentator was on his game.

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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