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One small step for mankind, one giant leap into learning space history

 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Wheelchair accessible
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Overview

Highlights

  • See shuttles and space suits, and watch a documentary on NASA's history in the Destiny Theater
  • Take a tram tour of the Johnson Space Center, where astronauts train and mission control is located
  • Go inside a replica of the Independence shuttle, mounted on top of an aircraft carrier

Description

On 20 July 1969, Apollo 11's lunar module lands on the moon. It may be the most important day in the history of space exploration. After more than a decade of struggle in the space race, NASA lands a huge win for America, but also for mankind.

Now visitors can pay homage to the astronauts and dreamers who made it all possible, with a visit to the Houston Space Center. See crafts that have been into orbit, get up close to space suits, and find out more about the future of space travel.

A tram tour of the Johnson Space Center is the best way to start at Space Center Houston, the official visitor center of NASA. You'll see a colossal Saturn V rocket, walk above Building 9 – the classroom where astronauts have trained since 1980 – and enter Apollo Mission Control, where people first heard “The Eagle has landed”. Need to get your bearings on where to go next, the free app has a map and useful audio information in different languages.

It's one thing to learn about something, but seeing the command modules where astronauts sat during the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions is another thing entirely. The starship gallery offers the chance to see a lunar lander, and rover, along with modules from major missions.

Ever wondered what it's like onboard a ship? Step inside a space shuttle and see a mock-up of the cockpit. Visitors can enter two crafts, the Independence and NASA 905, a specially fitted Boeing 747 that served as Shuttle Aircraft Carrier more than 220 times.

Enjoy a retrospective of NASA's history on one of Texas' biggest screens at the Destiny Theater, and charter NASA's formation and most successful missions. Skip forward in time at the International Space Station Gallery and enjoy interactive exhibits, before seeing objects that have been in orbit.

Ticket

What's included

Fast-track entrance to the Space Center Houston and all exhibits and attractions (3 theaters, live shows, 400+ space artifacts, permanent & traveling hands-on exhibits etc.)

What's not included

Audio guide in English & Spanish (available on-site for an extra fee)
Simulator experiences (available on-site for an extra fee)
Parking (available on-site for an extra fee)
Additional info
  • Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing, as some experiences take place outdoors
  • Space Center Houston app available to download for free in the App Store or Google Play
  • Maps and guides are available in the app (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Mandarin, Hindi, and Japanese)

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • Due to capacity management you have to reserve a timeslot on the official website after your booking
  • On the day of your visit, please show your Tiqets' smartphone ticket and the timeslot reservation at the entrance. Please note that the date on your Tiqets' ticket and the timeslot reservation have to match!

Venue

Opening hours

Sunday 09:00 - 18:00
Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00

How to get there

Space Center Houston
1601 E NASA Pkwy, TX, 77058, Houston
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Ratings & reviews

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