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Space Center Houston

Save 48% on admission to the top 5 Houston attractions with CityPASS.


  • Begin your journey into space with the film On Human Destiny at the Destiny Theater.
  • Enter the shuttle replica Independence, mounted on top of the historic and original NASA 905 shuttle carrier aircraft, and then explore the giant plane. It's the world’s only shuttle mounted on a shuttle carrier aircraft and the only one allowing the public to enter both.
  • Get a first-hand look at real working areas of Johnson Space Center on the NASA Tram Tour, a 90-minute behind-the-scenes tour.
  • Experience the thrill of launching into space like a real astronaut in the Blast-Off theater.
  • Take your little astronauts to Kids Space Place, perfect for children of all ages who've dreamed of going into space.


1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, Texas 77058
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Open daily, 10am-5pm
Extended seasonal hours; visit website for current information.
Closed Christmas Day.

(281) 244-2100


Astronaut Audio Tour: Cost for CityPASS holders: $6.05.

Discount: Get 10% off your purchase in the SpaceTrader or Gift Station. See booklet for details.

Advice for Visitors


  • After purchasing your CityPASS, visit the Space Center's website to reserve your free timed tickets to tour NASA Johnson Space Center and the shuttle replica Independence in Houston’s newest international landmark, Independence Plaza. Timed tickets are available both online and at the center the day of your visit.
  • Arrive early and allow 4 to 5 hours to enjoy all the attractions.
  • Take the NASA Guided Tram Tour to see Rocket Park, the Historic Apollo Mission Control Center and astronaut training.
  • Buildings visited on Tram Tour are real working areas of Johnson Space Center and subject to close without notice.


  • Dining: Zero-G Diner
  • Gift Shops: Space Trader, Gift Station

Best time to visit: Avoid wait times by arriving early. All attractions, including the NASA Tram Tour, are available when the doors open. NASA tours fill up fast and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking/Transportation: Paid parking available. Get directions here.

Groups: Groups of 15 or more: Call (281) 283-4755.