Friday, July 6, 2018
Place gets very crowded in the afternoon. Recommend to arrive at opening time to avoid crowds. My teens loved the flight simulators, which let you actually barrel-roll. Worth the $8, and no line at opening time. The really good stuff to see requires a tram ride from Space Center Houston to the various NASA buildings.
By far the best was the "Level 9 tour"--the all day guided tour that visits more places, gets you closer, gives you more details, and keeps you out of the crowd. Ideal for self-admitted "space nerds", or just budding teenage STEM students exploring their interests. Our guide Brenda was an amazing encyclopedia of knowledge, both historical and current, both trivial and profound. She's been doing this tour for many years, and has all the numbers, connections, and human stories. The other guide we heard from was also good. Level 9 was worth worth every penny to us!