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Houston: Space Center Houston Admission Ticket

Houston: Space Center Houston Admission Ticket

Explore Space Center Houston with its 400 space artifacts as well as permanent and traveling exhibits. Discover attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program, all for one admission price. See the world’s largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples for public view. Go behind-the-scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center (based on availability). Learn about the world-renowned home of NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control, and astronaut training. Experience the newest permanent exhibit, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, displayed outside the center. Walk around and underneath the first-stage booster spanning more than 156 feet long. See the only Falcon 9 on public display outside of SpaceX’s headquarters which is the same type of rocket that launched NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on May 30 for the Demo-2 mission. It marked the first time since 2011 that astronauts have launched from American soil.

Houston: Downtown Aquarium All Day Pass

Houston: Downtown Aquarium All Day Pass

Step inside a six-acre entertainment complex that houses a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland and is home to over 300 aquatic species from around the globe. Take advantage of an all-day adventure pass that includes entry to the Aquarium Adventure Exhibit, Stingray Reef, and unlimited amusement rides. Marvel at the different fish and other types of marine life as you make your way through 8 different areas including the Louisiana swamp, an underwater shipwreck, tropical rainforest, a sunken temple, an offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the education room, and the maharaja’s temple. Get up close and personal with the fascinating creatures of Stingray Reef, where you can touch and feed live stingrays. You can also enjoy unlimited rides that include the Aqua Wheel, Shark Voyage Train, Lighthouse Dive, Diving Bell Ferris Wheel, Aquatic Carousel, and Frog Hopper.

Houston: Museum of Natural Science General Admission Ticket

Houston: Museum of Natural Science General Admission Ticket

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of natural science with an entrance ticket to the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, one of the United States most-visited museums. See spectacular mineral specimens, dinosaur skeletons, space-station models, and much more. Gaze at dozens of prehistoric beasts in the Morian Hall of Paleontology brought to life in lively displays that animate their struggle to survive. See a blue topaz crystal of more than 2,000 carats in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals. Celebrate the diversity of America’s indigenous peoples in the John P. McGovern Hall of the Americas. Come face to face with wildlife ecology at the Frensley Graham Hall of African Wildlife, or learn about shell science and the study of mollusks at the Strake Hall of Malacology.

Houston Museum of Natural Sciences: Planetarium Ticket

Houston Museum of Natural Sciences: Planetarium Ticket

Immerse yourself in the vastness of space at the Burke Baker Planetarium in the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Enjoy the upgraded planetarium which features the world's leading digital planetarium software and projection system. Let this digital projection system allow you to step off world and into the wider universe. Explore planets and asteroid fields. See projections of planets, stars, and entire galaxies. Expand your knowledge of the universe with different dome shows like "Lamps of Atlantis", "Are We Really Alone?", "Black Holes", "Starry Night Express", "Dark Side of the Moon", and "Passport to the Universe." The last show of the day is at 5 PM.

Houston: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

Houston: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

Visiting Houston? Experience 5 must-see attractions, handpicked and packaged together at a 50% savings, with Houston CityPASS® tickets. Spend less time planning and more time exploring. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order. Valid for 9 consecutive days including the first day of use. Buy online for instant mobile delivery. Get admission to 5 attractions. Includes: •Space Center Houston- General admission, including Independence Plaza and the NASA tram tour Plus choose 4 of the following: •Downtown Aquarium- General Admission to Aquarium Adventure Exhibit (rides and games not included) Rides may be temporarily unavailable. •Houston Zoo- General admission (not valid for Zoo Lights) •Houston Museum of Natural Science- General Admission •Kemah Boardwalk All-Day Ride Pass- All-Day Ride Pass (Stingray, Boardwalk Beast, and Iron Eagle not included) •Children’s Museum Houston- General admission. To enter the museum, your group must be accompanied by a child. •Museum of Fine Arts, Houston- ALL ACCESS ticket, including same-day admission to all Special Exhibitions and the MFAH Permanent Collections

Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

Explore the wonders of space travel on an unforgettable tour that includes a mini-city tour around Houston and roundtrip transportation to the NASA/Johnson Space Center.  Enjoy interactive exhibits and activities, touch a moon rock, take a tram ride to the NASA control center and see the shuttle replica at the Independence Plaza. Begin your day of space exploration on land as you are taken a short city sightseeing tour around Houston where you can see some of its most important landmarks.  Afterward, drive 25 miles from the center of Houston to the Space Center Houston and experience America’s adventures in space first-hand. Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center. It is a separate facility that features activities and exhibits designed jointly by NASA and Disney Imagineering. Get a chance to ride the half-hour tram tour that goes to the gigantic International Space Station Assembly Building and to the NASA control center. Both kids and adults will enjoy the interactive displays. Don’t miss the Starship Gallery Artifact Museum, where you can touch a moon rock or try out the simulator that lets you land the lunar orbiter.

Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cockrell Butterfly Center

Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cockrell Butterfly Center

Visit the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Walk through a living butterfly habitat, admire spectacular live and preserved specimens of some of the world’s largest and weirdest arthropods, and enjoy interactive games and quizzes. Upon arrival, enter a three-story glass structure built around a 50-foot (15-meter) waterfall. Once inside, discover a simulated tropical rainforest filled with exotic plants and hundreds of live butterflies imported from butterfly farms around the world. Marvel as these delicate creatures flutter through the vegetation, stop to sip nectar or fruit juices, and occasionally alight on lucky visitors. Feel the enchantment continue with astounding living insects, mounted specimens, larger-than-life models, and interactive games. Search for camouflaged creatures, meet a cricket weatherman, learn how insects are used to solve crimes, watch leaf cutter ants at work, see giant wasp nests, get a close-up look of some of Houston’s largest cockroaches, and more. Tucked underneath the waterfall and behind the cenote pool, discover how insects are particularly important to humans. Listen to interviews with real-life entomologists and take a peek into an entomologist’s lab, where you can look up close at insect specimens. The last entry of the day is at 5:30 PM.

Houston: Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern History Tour

Houston: Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern History Tour

Discover the secrets of one of Houston's most iconic and historical landmarks on a guided, walking tour. Hear about the origins of the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern and admire the subterranean architecture as you experience a highly unusual space with vast columns and a 17-second echo. Check in at the Visitor Center of Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston's oasis of green in the middle of the city. Meet your guide at the entrance of the cistern, and discover how the structure was built in 1926 as the city's original drinking water reservoir. You'll be led into the cavernous cistern that has been repurposed as a subterranean public space. Marvel at an interior the size of 1.5 football fields and which, at one time, held 15 million gallons of drinking water. Unleash your inner child and play in the space. Trying calling out to hear the 17-second echo as the sound of your voice bounces off the walls and ceilings. Admire the architecture of monolithic concrete columns.

Houston: Children's Museum Houston Entry Ticket

Houston: Children's Museum Houston Entry Ticket

Pre-book your entry ticket to the Children’s Museum Houston and let your children run, play, explore, learn, touch, smell, feel, and so much more in a variety of different exhibits. Exhibits regularly change so visiting multiple times is still fun for both locals and visitors alike. Current exhibits may include: • Tot*Spot (ages 0-35 months): Perfect place for the youngest guests to play and grow their brains (reopening September 20, 2022) • EcoStation (ages 2+): Explore the native plant garden, solar-powered research pavilion, woodland area, and the pond habitat • Cyberchase (ages 3+): A math adventure where forces join with the CyberSquad in their quest to save Cyberspace • FlowWorks (ages 5+): Learn about the forces and properties of water with waves, rapids, vortices, and hydropower • Heart and Seoul (ages 3+): Immerse your child in South Korean culture through the lives of children in Seoul • Inventor's Workshop (ages 3+): Use imagination to create extraordinary objects, mechanisms, and inventions • Genius Station (ages 4+): Discover your inner genius with the museum's very own science experts who are ready to answer all your questions • Challenge Course (ages 5+): Using agility, stamina, and balance, kids test out a 7-obstacle, low-rope course • How Does It Work (ages 5+): Conduct hands-on investigations around physical science concepts and how they appear in our everyday lives • Invention Convention (ages 5+): Unleash imagination inside this workshop filled with gadgets and gizmos that kids design and build • Kidtropolis, USA (ages 5+): A city for kids run by kids where kids choose what they want to be and work with other kids to make it function • Matter Factory (ages 5+): Explore the building blocks of matter while immersing yourself in the • Periodic Table of Elements • PowerPlay (ages 5+): Explore the science of nutrition, health, and exercise • Maker Annex (ages 8+): Be creative with 3-D printers, laser cutters, and more • Power Science Lab (ages 8+): Check out the science behind the body and the mind and overall health in a hands-on chemical wet lab • Kids' Hall (all ages): Traveling art and cultural exhibits from across the world with new activities introduced weekly • Parent Resource Library (all ages): A branch of the Houston Public Library right at the museum

Houston: Cistern Art Installation - Haha Real

Houston: Cistern Art Installation - Haha Real

Embark on a one-of-a-kind experience in Houston with a ticket to the "Haha real" art installation in the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. Connect with the city's past while discovering contemporary cultural experiences in this hidden underground gem.  Step into this underground reservoir, which has been repurposed into a unique public space. Experience "Haha real," a site-specific multimedia installation created by artist Rachel Rossin, who drew inspiration from the world of the Velveteen Rabbit. Lose yourself in this hidden piece of Houston history, built in 1926 as part of Houston's water system. As you journey around the Cistern, see characters and symbols appear on LED hologram screens, while kinetic features and lighting augment the architecture of the space and play upon the water’s reflective surface.

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Our most recommended Houston Tours

Houston: Space Center Houston Admission Ticket

Houston: Space Center Houston Admission Ticket

Explore Space Center Houston with its 400 space artifacts as well as permanent and traveling exhibits. Discover attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program, all for one admission price. See the world’s largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples for public view. Go behind-the-scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center (based on availability). Learn about the world-renowned home of NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control, and astronaut training. Experience the newest permanent exhibit, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, displayed outside the center. Walk around and underneath the first-stage booster spanning more than 156 feet long. See the only Falcon 9 on public display outside of SpaceX’s headquarters which is the same type of rocket that launched NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on May 30 for the Demo-2 mission. It marked the first time since 2011 that astronauts have launched from American soil.

Houston: Downtown Aquarium All Day Pass

Houston: Downtown Aquarium All Day Pass

Step inside a six-acre entertainment complex that houses a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland and is home to over 300 aquatic species from around the globe. Take advantage of an all-day adventure pass that includes entry to the Aquarium Adventure Exhibit, Stingray Reef, and unlimited amusement rides. Marvel at the different fish and other types of marine life as you make your way through 8 different areas including the Louisiana swamp, an underwater shipwreck, tropical rainforest, a sunken temple, an offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the education room, and the maharaja’s temple. Get up close and personal with the fascinating creatures of Stingray Reef, where you can touch and feed live stingrays. You can also enjoy unlimited rides that include the Aqua Wheel, Shark Voyage Train, Lighthouse Dive, Diving Bell Ferris Wheel, Aquatic Carousel, and Frog Hopper.

Houston: Museum of Natural Science General Admission Ticket

Houston: Museum of Natural Science General Admission Ticket

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of natural science with an entrance ticket to the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, one of the United States most-visited museums. See spectacular mineral specimens, dinosaur skeletons, space-station models, and much more. Gaze at dozens of prehistoric beasts in the Morian Hall of Paleontology brought to life in lively displays that animate their struggle to survive. See a blue topaz crystal of more than 2,000 carats in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals. Celebrate the diversity of America’s indigenous peoples in the John P. McGovern Hall of the Americas. Come face to face with wildlife ecology at the Frensley Graham Hall of African Wildlife, or learn about shell science and the study of mollusks at the Strake Hall of Malacology.

Houston Museum of Natural Sciences: Planetarium Ticket

Houston Museum of Natural Sciences: Planetarium Ticket

Immerse yourself in the vastness of space at the Burke Baker Planetarium in the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Enjoy the upgraded planetarium which features the world's leading digital planetarium software and projection system. Let this digital projection system allow you to step off world and into the wider universe. Explore planets and asteroid fields. See projections of planets, stars, and entire galaxies. Expand your knowledge of the universe with different dome shows like "Lamps of Atlantis", "Are We Really Alone?", "Black Holes", "Starry Night Express", "Dark Side of the Moon", and "Passport to the Universe." The last show of the day is at 5 PM.

Houston: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

Houston: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

Visiting Houston? Experience 5 must-see attractions, handpicked and packaged together at a 50% savings, with Houston CityPASS® tickets. Spend less time planning and more time exploring. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order. Valid for 9 consecutive days including the first day of use. Buy online for instant mobile delivery. Get admission to 5 attractions. Includes: •Space Center Houston- General admission, including Independence Plaza and the NASA tram tour Plus choose 4 of the following: •Downtown Aquarium- General Admission to Aquarium Adventure Exhibit (rides and games not included) Rides may be temporarily unavailable. •Houston Zoo- General admission (not valid for Zoo Lights) •Houston Museum of Natural Science- General Admission •Kemah Boardwalk All-Day Ride Pass- All-Day Ride Pass (Stingray, Boardwalk Beast, and Iron Eagle not included) •Children’s Museum Houston- General admission. To enter the museum, your group must be accompanied by a child. •Museum of Fine Arts, Houston- ALL ACCESS ticket, including same-day admission to all Special Exhibitions and the MFAH Permanent Collections

Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

Explore the wonders of space travel on an unforgettable tour that includes a mini-city tour around Houston and roundtrip transportation to the NASA/Johnson Space Center.  Enjoy interactive exhibits and activities, touch a moon rock, take a tram ride to the NASA control center and see the shuttle replica at the Independence Plaza. Begin your day of space exploration on land as you are taken a short city sightseeing tour around Houston where you can see some of its most important landmarks.  Afterward, drive 25 miles from the center of Houston to the Space Center Houston and experience America’s adventures in space first-hand. Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center. It is a separate facility that features activities and exhibits designed jointly by NASA and Disney Imagineering. Get a chance to ride the half-hour tram tour that goes to the gigantic International Space Station Assembly Building and to the NASA control center. Both kids and adults will enjoy the interactive displays. Don’t miss the Starship Gallery Artifact Museum, where you can touch a moon rock or try out the simulator that lets you land the lunar orbiter.

Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cockrell Butterfly Center

Houston Museum of Natural Science: Cockrell Butterfly Center

Visit the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Walk through a living butterfly habitat, admire spectacular live and preserved specimens of some of the world’s largest and weirdest arthropods, and enjoy interactive games and quizzes. Upon arrival, enter a three-story glass structure built around a 50-foot (15-meter) waterfall. Once inside, discover a simulated tropical rainforest filled with exotic plants and hundreds of live butterflies imported from butterfly farms around the world. Marvel as these delicate creatures flutter through the vegetation, stop to sip nectar or fruit juices, and occasionally alight on lucky visitors. Feel the enchantment continue with astounding living insects, mounted specimens, larger-than-life models, and interactive games. Search for camouflaged creatures, meet a cricket weatherman, learn how insects are used to solve crimes, watch leaf cutter ants at work, see giant wasp nests, get a close-up look of some of Houston’s largest cockroaches, and more. Tucked underneath the waterfall and behind the cenote pool, discover how insects are particularly important to humans. Listen to interviews with real-life entomologists and take a peek into an entomologist’s lab, where you can look up close at insect specimens. The last entry of the day is at 5:30 PM.

Houston: Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern History Tour

Houston: Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern History Tour

Discover the secrets of one of Houston's most iconic and historical landmarks on a guided, walking tour. Hear about the origins of the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern and admire the subterranean architecture as you experience a highly unusual space with vast columns and a 17-second echo. Check in at the Visitor Center of Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston's oasis of green in the middle of the city. Meet your guide at the entrance of the cistern, and discover how the structure was built in 1926 as the city's original drinking water reservoir. You'll be led into the cavernous cistern that has been repurposed as a subterranean public space. Marvel at an interior the size of 1.5 football fields and which, at one time, held 15 million gallons of drinking water. Unleash your inner child and play in the space. Trying calling out to hear the 17-second echo as the sound of your voice bounces off the walls and ceilings. Admire the architecture of monolithic concrete columns.

Houston: Children's Museum Houston Entry Ticket

Houston: Children's Museum Houston Entry Ticket

Pre-book your entry ticket to the Children’s Museum Houston and let your children run, play, explore, learn, touch, smell, feel, and so much more in a variety of different exhibits. Exhibits regularly change so visiting multiple times is still fun for both locals and visitors alike. Current exhibits may include: • Tot*Spot (ages 0-35 months): Perfect place for the youngest guests to play and grow their brains (reopening September 20, 2022) • EcoStation (ages 2+): Explore the native plant garden, solar-powered research pavilion, woodland area, and the pond habitat • Cyberchase (ages 3+): A math adventure where forces join with the CyberSquad in their quest to save Cyberspace • FlowWorks (ages 5+): Learn about the forces and properties of water with waves, rapids, vortices, and hydropower • Heart and Seoul (ages 3+): Immerse your child in South Korean culture through the lives of children in Seoul • Inventor's Workshop (ages 3+): Use imagination to create extraordinary objects, mechanisms, and inventions • Genius Station (ages 4+): Discover your inner genius with the museum's very own science experts who are ready to answer all your questions • Challenge Course (ages 5+): Using agility, stamina, and balance, kids test out a 7-obstacle, low-rope course • How Does It Work (ages 5+): Conduct hands-on investigations around physical science concepts and how they appear in our everyday lives • Invention Convention (ages 5+): Unleash imagination inside this workshop filled with gadgets and gizmos that kids design and build • Kidtropolis, USA (ages 5+): A city for kids run by kids where kids choose what they want to be and work with other kids to make it function • Matter Factory (ages 5+): Explore the building blocks of matter while immersing yourself in the • Periodic Table of Elements • PowerPlay (ages 5+): Explore the science of nutrition, health, and exercise • Maker Annex (ages 8+): Be creative with 3-D printers, laser cutters, and more • Power Science Lab (ages 8+): Check out the science behind the body and the mind and overall health in a hands-on chemical wet lab • Kids' Hall (all ages): Traveling art and cultural exhibits from across the world with new activities introduced weekly • Parent Resource Library (all ages): A branch of the Houston Public Library right at the museum

Houston: Cistern Art Installation - Haha Real

Houston: Cistern Art Installation - Haha Real

Embark on a one-of-a-kind experience in Houston with a ticket to the "Haha real" art installation in the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. Connect with the city's past while discovering contemporary cultural experiences in this hidden underground gem.  Step into this underground reservoir, which has been repurposed into a unique public space. Experience "Haha real," a site-specific multimedia installation created by artist Rachel Rossin, who drew inspiration from the world of the Velveteen Rabbit. Lose yourself in this hidden piece of Houston history, built in 1926 as part of Houston's water system. As you journey around the Cistern, see characters and symbols appear on LED hologram screens, while kinetic features and lighting augment the architecture of the space and play upon the water’s reflective surface.

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4.6
(61 reviews)

Our son and daughter-in-law moved to Houston in May and this was the first visit to see them. Our guide Vanessa gave us an outstanding tour. She had so much information and wonderful tips on navigating the city including its Metro system, stadiums, financial center, and Museums/parks. Vanessa was a true delight. I don't think the tour would have been nearly as enjoyable and useful if she hadn't been at the helm with Louis as her co-captain also sharing interesting historical info and knowledge. We would recommend taking it early in your trip to Houston as it gives you a great overview of the city and amazing list of recommendations. This will enable you to plan the rest of your trip around it!!

The driving tour + NASA tour was amazing! Our guides, Vanessa and Louis were incredibly friendly and super prepared. The tour started perfectly on time, the organisation was excellent, the driving tour was very informative (nice van, AC, plenty of water offered). I suggest doing it on your first day in Houston as you will discover lots of things to do in the following days. The guides also gave us so many ideas and suggestions about things to visit, bars and restaurants. The guides dropped us at NASA, we had plenty of time to visit everything and they picked us up and drove us back to downtown on time. I can only highly recommend this tour!

This is well worth the Private experience with amazing guides. Vanessa took the best pictures and we absolutely the Beer garden

was very thorough and full of energy and information. it was a real pleasure.vanessa

Perfect tour, and our host was excellent! I highly recommend this tour.