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Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston is the official visitors center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Touch a real moon rock. See astronaut training on a behind-the-scenes tour of NASA. Launch to Mars in the Blast-Off theater! It’s an out of this world experience for all ages.
General admission to the Official Visitors Center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center including NASA Tram Tour.
1601 NASA Parkway
Open daily, 10am-5pm
Extended seasonal hours.
Closed Christmas Day.
- The journey into space begins with the film On Human Destiny at the Destiny Theater.
- The NASA Tram Tour, a 90-minute behind-the-scenes-tour, takes you to real working areas of Johnson Space Center.
- Experience the thrill of launching into space like a real astronaut in the Blast-Off theater.
- Kids Space Place is perfect for children of all ages who've dreamed of being an astronaut
- Hold on to your seat and get ready to blast off in Texas’ largest giant screen theater.
Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at main entrance.
Special Exhibits Included with CityPASS
The Next Giant Leap: Beyond Planet Earth
Open through January 18, 2015
The Next Giant Leap: Beyond Planet Earth is a journey across the solar system and into the future, from the first human space mission to the colonization of Mars. The exhibit features a series of six immersive environments, each providing thought-provoking hands-on, interactive experiences that offer a glimpse at the next 50 to 100 years of space exploration.
The exhibit is organized by the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with MadaTech: the Israel National Museum of Science, Technology, & Space, Haifa, Israel.
Upgrades for CityPASS Holders
Astronaut Audio Tour: Cost for CityPASS holders: adult $5.55; child $5.
Advice for Visitors
- 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.
- Get 10% off your purchase in the SpaceTrader or Gift Station. See booklet for details.
Parking: Paid parking available.
Dining: Zero-G Diner
Gift Shops: Space Trader, Gift Station
Driving Directions: Space Center Houston is just 26 miles south of downtown Houston, located south of Hobby Airport. Take I-45 South, exit NASA Parkway and follow the signs.
Groups of 15 or more: Call (281) 283-4755.
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