Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center, the product of the joint efforts of NASA and Disney Imagineering. Easily the most popular attraction in the Houston area, there's nothing like it anywhere else in the world. You'll find plenty of exhibits and activities to interest both adults and children, and they do a great job of introducing the visitor to different aspects of space exploration. The center banks heavily on interactive displays and simulations on the one hand and actual access to the real thing on the other. For instance, the Feel of Space gallery simulates working in the frictionless environment of space by using an air-bearing floor (something like a giant air-hockey table). Another simulator shows what it's like to land the lunar orbiter. For a direct experience of NASA, you can take the 1 1/2-hour tram tour that takes you to, among other places, the International Space Station Assembly Building and NASA control center. You get to see things as they happen. And, on top of all this, Space Center Houston has the largest IMAX in Texas. Plan on staying here 3 to 4 hours.
Space Center Houston
1601 NASA Road 1, Clear Lake
Our Rating Neighborhood Clear Lake Hours Mon–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat–Sun 10am–7pm Phone 281/244-2100 Prices Admission (including tours and IMAX theater) $30 adults, $28 seniors 65+, $25 children 4-11, children 3 and younger free, parking $5 Web site Space Center Houston
Map1601 NASA Road 1, Clear Lake Houston
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