Tickets for Space Center Houston: General Admission

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NASA Tram Tour
Now on  - Dec 31, 2021

The Nasa Tram Tour is Space Center Houston's most popular attraction – with good reason! The Tram Tour allows you to explore a working NASA facility and is included in your ticket.

See the Astronaut Training Facility, where space-bound men and women prepare for missions. Visit the time-capsule that is the Apollo Mission Control Center, and imagine the joy felt by staff back in 1969, as Neil Armstrong confirmed that the Eagle had landed.

At the end of the Tram Tour, you'll visit Rocket Park to see the gargantuan Saturn 5 that flew astronauts to the moon. It'll leave you starry-eyed!

What's included

Fast-track entrance to Space Center Houston
Access to all permanent & travelling hands-on exhibits
Access to 3 theaters, live shows, 400+ space artifacts and more
NASA Tram Tour, a behind-the-scenes look at NASA's Johnson Space Center

What's not included

Audio guide
Simulator experiences
  • 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

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.

  • 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. The date on your Tiqets' ticket and the timeslot reservation have to match!

A NASA Tram Tour boarding pass is required to take the NASA Tram Tour. There are 2 options to get your boarding pass:

  • Download the free Space Center Houston app, choose "Join tram virtual line", select the tour, enter your group size, and reserve your virtual boarding passes
  • Staff can reserve your boarding pass at the Guest Services Desk

Please note:

  • All bags will be screened by security prior to entering
  • There is peak attendance on weekends, holidays, and in the summer. During these times, you should therefore arrive as early as possible
  • Large diaper bags are permitted, but are subject to inspection
  • Service animals are permitted, but no pets
  • Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing, as some experiences take place outdoors
  • For handy guides and maps, download the Space Center Houston app for free in the App Store or Google Play
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Space Center Houston
1601 E NASA Pkwy, TX, 77058, Houston
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May 11, 2021
Such a great time. There was so much to see
Vince,  United States United States
May 9, 2021
An excellent way to spend the day. So much to see and discover.
Christine,  United States United States
May 8, 2021
Fabulous! What a great learning experience for adults and children. We all loved the interactive displays. I always wondered how the astronauts showered and used bathroom facilities in space,...
Fabulous! What a great learning experience for adults and children. We all loved the interactive displays. I always wondered how the astronauts showered and used bathroom facilities in space, and now I know.

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