Family Activities:

Space Center Houston


Space Center Houston

1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, 77058, TX

Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Houston — the two places were families can witness working space centers where space shuttles and astronauts come and go. Yet, Houston’s space center is not to be missed, as it is the only center in the world that allows families to watch astronauts train for their missions (at the Sonny Carter Training Facility). Take a behind-the-scenes Mission Control tour, “land” a space shuttle and touch a moon rock at the center located just south of the city.

The new Independence Plaza interactive museum is officially open: visitors can enter the replica of the Space Shuttle Independence, as well as the NASA 905 jet used to ferry shuttles back from orbit. Exhibits focus on the historic era of space shuttles and incorporate educational elements. You can enter Independence Plaza with a standard Space Center admission ticket.

Recent Traveler Reviews


by ser7743

Lines were long. Not really much to view. Lots of foreigners when we went, half of which were without manners. This place is just a museum of how great this nation used to be when…
Excellent Tour

by mswconsulting

As we were coming from the UK, we read reviews about the potential crowds and lines to get in so we booked our tickets in advance. However, when we got to the Space Center it…