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Houston: Space Center Self-Guided Tour with Transportation

4.6 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Fun Texas Tours
Other experience

Houston: Space Center Self-Guided Tour with Transportation

Activity provider: Fun Texas Tours

From US$ 65 per person

Discover the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human spaceflight program set among the largest collection of space artifacts in the southwestern United States.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Visit Space Center Houston and explore on your own
  • Discover over 400 space artifacts
  • Explore the red planet in an interactive way
  • Get a glimpse at one of the only remaining Saturn V rockets
  • See the replica of Space Shuttle Independence
Full description

Visit Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston’s No. 1 attraction for international visitors and the first Smithsonian Affiliate in the greater Houston area. Discover more than 400 space artifacts including flown spacecraft, the largest collection of moon rocks on public display. Explore the red planet in the new Mission Mars exhibit. Experience a virtual Martian sunset, climb into a simulated Orion capsule, and feel the texture of rock cliffs. Discover what it takes to travel to Mars, the hardware required, and how we may live on the red planet in the next few decades. See the international landmark Independence Plaza presented by Boeing, the only shuttle replica mounted on a shuttle carrier aircraft, and the only place where you can enter both vehicles. Get a rare glimpse into the historic shuttle era and the NASA breakthroughs and technological advances gained from the Space Shuttle Program. Journey on to the NASA Johnson Space Center and get a behind-the-scenes look at human space exploration (you will not be accompanied by a guide during your visit to the center). Explore Rocket Park, where one of only three of the remaining actual Saturn V rockets is displayed. Visit Historic Mission Control, from which NASA led Gemini and Apollo missions, including the first lunar landing. Discover the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, where NASA astronauts train and where scientists are developing the next generation of space exploration vehicles.

  • Round-trip transportation to the Space Center
  • 3 hours at the center to explore on your own
  • Food and drinks
  • Parking

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Meeting point

Meet at the Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St, Houston. A company Van will pull into the front of Toyota Center and pick you up. Look for Ford Vans (White or Silver).

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Important information

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  • No guide will accompany you inside the Space Center
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 9 reviews

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This tour was a fabulously excellent experience and I absolutely recommend to anyone visiting Houston! The guide was lovely and very knowledgeable with lots of great stories on the trip to and back the Space Center and plenty of time given to wander through and dive in to the exhibits.

February 25, 2023

February 21, 2023

Great tour . Our guide Alex, made it fun and worth it . He gave us good advice on what to do once we were inside the Space Center in order to take advantage of the 3 hours we were there. I absolutely recommend this tour !

April 3, 2022

Product ID: 401921