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Highlights

  • Go inside the multiple exhibit complex Independence Plaza, featuring the original shuttle carrier aircraft NASA 905 with the high-fidelity shuttle replica Independence mounted on top.
  • Touch one of the few moon rocks on earth available to the public inside the Lunar Vault.
  • Stand close to multiple flown spacecraft, including Gemini V, Faith 7 and Apollo 17.
  • See history in the making aboard the NASA tram tour. The tram tour takes visitors to see the state-of-the-art working facilities where astronauts prepare and train for missions.
  • Walk inside the massive Skylab Trainer, where astronauts first trained for life in space.
  • Explore a comprehensive spacesuit collection, including astronaut Pete Conrad’s spacesuit, worn on the moon.

Location

SPACE CENTER HOUSTON
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, Texas 77058
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Contact

Hours

Open daily, 10am-5pm
Extended seasonal hours; visit website for current information.
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

(281) 244-2100
spacecenter.org

Offers/Upgrades

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

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Advice for Visitors

Tips:

  • Start your day with a visit to the Information Desk; speak to a guest services representative and pick-up a free map.
  • Arrive early and allow 4 to 5 hours to enjoy the many attractions.
  • Sign up for the Space Center Houston newsletter and connect on social media by visiting www.spacecenter.org/connect.
  • For tips, suggested itineraries and much more, visit Space Center Houston’s comprehensive Visitor Info page.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.

Amenities:

  • Dining: Zero-G Diner; outdoor picnic area
  • Gift Shops: SpaceTrader, 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. The tram tours fill up fast and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserve your time upon arrival (advance reservations prior to arrival are not available).

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

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