Prepare for lift off at Space Center Houston

NASA 905 | Photo courtesy of Space Center Houston

Explore out-of-this-world exhibitions, touch a moon rock, see flown spacecraft, and go behind the scenes of NASA at the Space Center Houston.

Located in South Houston within the Clear Lake area, Space Center Houston is an educational center which highlights all eras of U.S. space travel via exhibits, tours, and its many engaging attractions.

Opened in 1992, to date the Space Center Houston has welcomed more than 19 million visitors and currently hosts 1 million visitors annually to its collection of historic space artifacts.

With more than 400 things to see and do within the 250,000-square-foot educational complex, there is something for everyone around just about every corner of the campus.

Independence Plaza | Photo courtesy of Space Center Houston

Attractions at Space Center Houston

Visitors can hit the Starship Gallery for the majority of artifacts, tour Independence Plaza to see the historic shuttle carrier aircraft NASA 905 with the high-fidelity shuttle replica Independence mounted on top, walk through the Astronaut Gallery to see the world’s most comprehensive collection of space suits.

Interested explorers can even take an extra special NASA Tram Tour which takes you behind-the-scenes of the NASA Johnson Space Center or hit the International Space Station Gallery for live presentations, artifacts, space hardware, displays, and other amazing pieces from the orbiting laboratory.

Of course, these are just a taste of what’s in store for budding astronauts, kids and adults, alike. Learn more about current/upcoming attractions at Space Center Houston. Check for discounted admission or a Houston city tour that includes a visit to Space Center Houston.

Space Center Houston

International Space Station Gallery | Photo courtesy of Space Center Houston
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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.