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Space Center Houston Admission Ticket

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Forget the fuss of buying admission tickets at the last minute and pre-book entry to the Space Center Houston. The ticket provides all-day access to the center: letting you explore must-sees such as the Astronaut and Starship Galleries; take a tram tour of the NASA Johnson Space Center, and more; at your own pace.
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Duration: 24h
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Highlights
  • 1-day admission ticket to the Space Center Houston
  • Book ahead to save time and hassle while you’re on vacation
  • See all the highlights: Starship Gallery, NASA Tram, Mission Mars, and more

  • Entry/Admission to Space Center Houston
  • All exhibits and attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Space Center Houston
What's not included
  • Food and drinks (available for purchase at Food Lab on site)
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)
  • Parking (additional $10 fee)
  • Simulator rides (available for purchase)


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 75220SPACE

  • Audio guide available in English and Spanish (additional fee)
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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  • Space Center Houston
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    Houston, United States
    Joined in August 2007
  • kb147
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Experience
    Went with a private group tour. Started with a session with Astronaut Tony Antonelli who gave a question and answer session . I was totally impressed with his intelligence insight and humanity. Then we did a tram tour encompassing the Saturn V rocket: enormous, can't get any impression of what it is really like watching on TV; Mission Control and recreation of 1969 Moon Landing: really moving; and finally the Astronaut "playground" training center: an unimaginably huge indoor space. Following the formal tour we had free time to explore on our own. We waited in a very long line to see Independence Space Shuttle mock up on real 747 used to transport it. I thought it was worth the wait: extremely interesting and educational. Place was very crowded due to Eclipse chasers coming to Texas at the time.
    Written 13 April 2024
  • curlieque
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The VIP tours are expensive but worth it!
    Having done the regular tram tour before, this time I splurged for the two VIP tours. They are each three (3) hours long and cover different behind the scenes areas of JSC. If you're a space nerd/geek/enthusiast, it doesn't get much better! Aside from the tours, the SCA and model shuttle Independence exhibit were also new for me (and hubby). The plane was actually the more interesting (especially after having done the VIP tours). It's one thing to hear that its interior has been gutted, and another to see it up close. To save time we preordered pizza for lunch using the app. The pizza was undercooked.
    Written 12 April 2024
  • Travel_with_tripp
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Space, the final frontier
    Loved Space center Houston. We got the city pass and did not have to have a time slot for arrival. We scanned the city pass at the door after security and could even leave and come back that same day if needed. A little crowded but it was spring break in Houston. Great time and even had activities for the kids to build and create.
    Written 18 March 2024
  • BalaChuk
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do for Space Geeks
    Space Geeks like me would love this place. It is a little outside of Houston and is about a 30min drive. But it is totally worth it. The Space Center itself has many nice exhibits but they also organize three tram tours to nearby NASA Johnson Space Center facilities. We chose the Historical Mission Control Tour, that had a separate fee and which took us to the Mission Control room from where the Apollo Missions were controlled. The restoration of the control room has been meticulously done and the film and experience is splendid. It has a very nice gift shop onsite as well as multiple snack shops onsite. If you arrive early enough you can also do the other two tram tours which are included in the price of the admission ticket.
    Written 12 March 2024
  • 73cheyenneb
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see
    This interactive museum is really good for both adults and kids, there’s lots to do and see, we had a tour round the real operational office and even got to see a mission live on screen
    Written 6 March 2024
  • RC1258
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Weekend trip
    Very good museum to visit. Lots of interesting facts and information to see. Go early because it gets more crowded in the afternoon. We also took the historic command center tour. Definitely worth the time.
    Written 28 January 2024
  • Companion09495454873
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible experience
    We were there all day and it was amazing. We learned so much with the exhibits. We went on the Mission Control and Astronaut Training facility trams. Both were worth it (about an hour long a piece). We watched an interactive exhibit about the Webb telescope and the International Space Station-both were done great!
    Written 28 January 2024
  • 10juliai
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good trip for someone who grew up following the Apollo missions.
    Enjoyable and interesting for people who are interested in space exploration. We visited at 10 am on a cloudy day with showers and were pleasantly surprised there were no lines. We heard an entertaining talk about the international space station by a young man who engaged well with children and adults alike. He was great and not like the rude staff in the reviews. We paid xtra to go to Mission Control. Our tram guide has a soft voice and did not speak up and also the microphone system was bad so it was hard to hear. My biggest complaint is the high prices. My husband wasn’t sure the Mission Control was worth it. I wasn’t sure the basic admission was worth it. But ignoring how much it cost, we both had a good time.
    Written 24 January 2024
  • 679wendeeh
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting and so much fun to see
    We visited Dec 30, 2023. It was crazy busy. We had booked Mission Control ahead of time and thankful we did. We had not booked the watching astronauts training and it was already booked. Bummer. We watched all the movies and enjoyed them all. The Mission Control tour informative. We did not visit Rocket Park because we had seen it in FL. If interested probably need to book that ahead of time too. It was a very enjoyable / interesting day! We spent about 6 hrs there.
    Written 13 January 2024
  • 808mattip
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience as long as you eat elsewhere.
    Very interesting and a must see when in Houston. The mission control tour was the peak of my visit and definitely worth going to. Maybe the most interesting "specialty museum" I have been in. One star I deducted from the restaurant. Chicken sandwich was a awful. Merely a bun and chicken with nothing on it. Eat before you go.
    Written 8 January 2024
  • IntrepidTravellersOZ
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place, so much to see and so interesting, good wheelchair accessibility
    We arrived at opening and left at closing. We had pre-booked the Mission Control Tour, we were able to do both the Rocket and the Astronaut Training tour as well and see most of the rest of the facility but it was tight. We didnt go on the rides in the main foyer but did see the shop. We loved the centre and would highly recommend. I am in a wheelchair and the tours and the centre was accessible without fault.
    Written 5 January 2024
  • 174glenny
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome and informative
    Awesome place. Very informative. Tips: Come as early as you can. Once you are in, first thing first: get yourself reservation for the training center shuttle and go to the Saturn shuttle. Afternoon lines are getting miserably long.
    Written 30 December 2023
  • samanthahI4376IH
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    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not a great experience
    I was very disappointed with my visit. I expected the staff to be nicer. The place was very crowded and it was a mess. Being the NASA, I would’ve expected a more organized tours, and spaces. The astronaut training tour was sold out since 9am. One of the trams broke down in the middle of the tour and we were waiting for more than an hour to get it fixed. Of course, we were not able to take another tour since the lines were super long. Not even a courtesy was given by the staff members or the same organization. Being a top technology company, the facilities are very poor and disorganized.
    Written 29 December 2023
  • 362bt
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting
    Very interesting place to visit, but make sure to get there early and then get in line for the Saturn V tour as line ups start getting long in the morning. Very interesting exhibits and tours are available. Very friendly staff. Highly recommended and look forward to going back.
    Written 29 December 2023
  • Victoria B
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    To space and beyond
    Fantastic way to spend a day. We were there all day and saw everything we wanted to. Queue early for the Rocket Park tram as queues were mad in the afternoon. We booked the Mission Control tours months prior to our visit and it did not disappoint. Brought lunch onsite at large good hall. Excellent facilities and gift shop.
    Written 27 December 2023
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Vegas G
Calgary, Canada88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Despite the ridiculous amount of people (we were there on the Saturday before the eclipse), this place was a highlight for almost everyone in our group. We'd booked months out via the website, and booked a timed entry ticket and a Mission Control tram tour. The Mission Control tour was amazing - and worth the extra cost, at least in our opinion. Rocket park was also really cool - and the Saturn V was a huge hit.

The super long line up to see the Independence was not something we expected, and after our tram tour to Mission Control, was lined up all the way to the Falcon 9. It was a really long wait, but one we endured as seeing the Independence was something a few in our group wanted to see.

The cafeteria was PACKED and getting food was also long, and finding a table was a chore in and of itself. That being said, the food was tasty and hit the spot.
We didn't see any of the shows, since the place felt like it was at capacity and there was hardly any room to move, and we briefly moved through the exhibits. The Skylab area was backed up, and after having waited in long lines for the orbiter, we skipped this.

Although it was super busy, we still enjoyed, and if there's a next time, we'll come on a less crazy day so we can explore it better.

Tip - do the viewing of the orbiter and the 747 FIRST, then take the next available tram to Rocket park. Bring your own snacks, and a refillable water bottle (super grateful for that if you're wanting to cut down on expenses because the gift shop is expensive, but where else can you get Space Center Houston named souvenirs.
Written 14 April 2024
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CindyR54
Calgary, Canada207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I took out two young grandsons (eight and ten) to NASA on our trip to Houston. The oldest one said this was his favourite thing of all the things we did. It is so interesting and educational, for all ages.

I do recommend booking ahead of time as the early entry was sold out, so we came back later. (We just drove to Galveston, which we were going to do anyway,) Also, make sure to do a couple of tram tours.

The lineup to see the space shuttle was quite long, so maybe go later in the day, if possible.
Written 12 April 2024
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murnauontour
ireland349 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Book your visit online early to make sure you get to everything you want to go to. The Mission Control Tour was booked out when I visited and the Astronaut Training Tour wasn't running. You can pay extra for various premium experiences, like eating with an astronaut, but the basic admission is great value for serious space nuts - I was there from opening at 10 am to closing at 5pm and still didn't see everything. The big deal is one of only 3 surviving Saturn V rockets and the Space Shuttle and 747 Transporter combination. Other shuttles are available to visit but this 747 is unique, and I always wondered what was inside, and now I know! You might get a discounted entry using the code on a leaflet from your hotel at the last minute but that might compromise the access you get.
Written 12 April 2024
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Venture38691761256
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Terrible organization, could've been so much more. Especially considering the outrageous prices. Not worth it, don't recommend.
Written 12 April 2024
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Steph
Toronto, Canada174 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Went to visit while in town for a convention. Mixed feelings about this visit. The center itself has a lot to see and do, including tram run tours included in admission. The operations of the center seem kind of messy. Upon arriving, we managed to get in early to the center (getting out of the airport took way less time than we anticipated), so we got there at 1:30pmish and our tickets were for 2:30 pm. They wouldn't let us in early but we were sent to 3 staff members before they could make a decision on letting us in or not. When 2 pm rolled around, the lineup outside (which was there from 1:30-2 pm) was done, so they decided to let us in at that time, but there was a lack of communication in terms of letting people outside waiting know they decided to let more folks in, the only reason I knew was because I asked once I noticed the line was gone. The way the inside is set up, you can't wait in an air-conditioned lobby until your ticket time or in a gift shop or cafeteria so waiting outside in the hot weather sucked. The cafeteria had lots of food options and an online ordering system as well as in-person, so I was actually able to order while I waited to get inside the center so that helped with managing our time. The food was overpriced but pretty good. They were closing an hour early that day for a private event, but there was no notice on our tickets or signs when getting inside at the gates so that came as a last-minute shock. Wish we had known that ahead of time to reorganize our plans.

So TLDR: worth a visit because it has a lot to see and is kind of iconic, but wish it was less pricey/tourist trappy and had better operations/communication.
Written 11 April 2024
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Fre D
Oudenaarde, Belgium15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Must do in Houston!
If you're interested in space you can't miss out on this activity. Maybe even every person needs to do this to see and understand what space programs humanity is working on.

Learned a lot 'bout Artemis, the space project that NASA is currently working on and will be working on in the future with the current moon and future mars missions.

Also, it is just out of this world to stand beside the Saturn V rocket to see with own eyes what a collossal thing they can launch into space! Crazy!
Written 10 April 2024
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Greaty44
Crewe, UK219 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
After visiting the Kennedy space centre I had high hopes, but was disappointed for several reasons.

I couldn't book my tickets in advance via the website it just hung so ended up paying more to get in.
Having to pay $10 for parking. Why if you are paying for entrance do you have to pay for parking?
The tour for the traing centre that was part of the price for ticket but was not available due to training.
The tour to the mission control that has an additional cost and on the website said was not running, was running but we didn't now until all the places were booked.
Large queue's for several exhibits.
Lot's of items were mock ups, and those at the rocket garden were in poor condition.

This visitor centre and experience doesn't come any where close to the Kennedy space centre.
Written 9 April 2024
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cqfp123
Los Angeles, CA987 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Visited April 4, 2024. After spending $30 for the entry ticket and $10 for parking I had high expectations, but it was a huge disappointment.
- Despite timed entry tickets, the museum was severely overcrowded and there were long lines everywhere, even to get into the gift shop. The films and exhibits don't have enough seating - unless you get there 20-30 minutes before each show starts, be prepared to stand or sit on the floor. Visitors are allowed to bring in kids age 3 and younger for free, so be prepared to watch the films next to a screaming baby or a toddler throwing a tantrum. There is no staff around enforcing basic rules of behavior.
- The museum is a disorganized mess and there is no cohesive narrative for the visitor to follow. Don't expect to learn much (or anything): the exhibits are very basic and there are hardly any interactive displays.
Save your money for another museum.
Written 4 April 2024
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Sushar
San Jose, CA865 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
This museum offers a fascinating look into the history of space exploration, both in the US and around the world. Visitors can explore a variety of exhibits showcasing the advancements made in space exploration, including replicas of historic spaceships and rockets. The museum also features interactive simulators for a hands-on experience. With both indoor and outdoor exhibits, visitors can easily spend a few hours exploring the museum.

One thing to note is that the onsite restaurant has limited hours, so visitors should plan accordingly if they wish to dine at the museum.
Written 30 March 2024
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MayfieldParrish
Denver, CO1,088 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This was a unique attraction with current and past items of interest from space exploration. It is like a living museum. Even if you don't care for science or the space program you will still learn something interesting. The only part we did not care for was the entrance procedures. When buying a ticket they ask you to choose a time for entry. When we arrived on time we were told to stand in line with people who walked up to buy tickets as well. Really a ham handed process and not well thought out.
Written 29 March 2024
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