Space Center Houston
The Space Center Houston features more than 400 space artifacts, permanent and traveling exhibits, attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America's human space-flight program - all for one admission price. The experience is designed to engage adults and children alike.
I come several times a year to the Johnson Space Center. Every time a visitor comes to town and when new exhibits are announced, we come here. Over the years, the museum part as well as the tours of the facilities have changed. New additions, some removals, but overall, it is very interesting for the people that are interested in space exploration. The latest big addition, the independence plaza is very interesting, though not a real space shuttle, it is extremely well done to get in and have an idea of spaces and use; as well as the 747 shuttle transport plane (the real one, modified to be visited) shows so much about the engineering process at NASA and the behind scenes of the missions preparation. The cafeteria could be better, but it had improved so much in the last 20 years there is hope it'll be good one day. The staff is very friendly and willing to help all the time. If you're lucky, you may see a real astronaut and be able to ask questions. Be aware that the parking fee is additional to your entry ticket
Extraordinary place, a must-see. Go during good weather so you take the train tour to various buildings like mission control, see inside the warehouse where robots and space capsules are designed, walk the length of an entire staged rocket and capsule. There is so much information about the history of the Space Program and educational exhibits in the main hall. It is essentially a Smithsonian exhibit for the space program. Bring money for souvenir t-shirts. The large cafeteria has four or five types of food, including some healthy simple sandwiches, salads, and soups.
My family loved the history here. The set up is wonderful. I would suggest that you go on the 90 minute tour. The amount of places you can go to and see is wonderful. If you have a Girl/Boy scout look into getting the patch. I would suggest to pay for the Green screen space photo. (The one by the BIG gift center)
My wife and I came here for the experience and it was pretty cool. a lot to see, a lot to read and a lot to do, but not long ago my wife and I saw the true story movie named The Hidden figures I would have loved to have seen something related to this somewhere on the tour. I understand that people go to see what they know or what they've heard but I think you would be more interesting to people learning about the behind the scenes of whatever situation happened so many decades ago. the people who helped them get to where they are now that is more fascinating then seeing something recreated on the big screen or on TV. I'm sure if any changes do happen it will not be anytime soon I would still go back for the experience again but I would love to see some changes that I have described
The place was a lot bigger and more in depth than I expected! Great way to spend a couple hours if you’re in Houston. We got here about an hour and a half before they closed- definitely give yourself 2-3 hours here! There is a lot to read, explore, and walk around. Lots of interesting history and science here.
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