Experience Johnson Space Center in Houston

Of all the numerous attractions that Houston has to offer you, none seem to be more popular than the Johnson Space Center. This facility is not only home to NASA's command and control center, as well as the space shuttle program, but is also a terrific collection of the history of space travel. The assortment of exhibits here often finds something of interest for every single member of the family, making it a great vacation hotspot.

Johnson Space Center is open every day of the year besides specific holidays. In the summer and on holidays when they remain open, the hours are extended. There are unique events that occur all year long at the center, so if you're planning to go at a certain time, it may be a good idea to check ahead and see if one day might be better than another if your schedule is flexible. The center is about 25 miles from Houston.

There is an admission price to the space center, with children and seniors receiving price breaks. A number of internet sites offer discounted tickets to the center that you won't get at the main gate. Summer and the holidays are the busiest instances for the Center, as are most weekends. For a more peaceful and leisurely visit of the facility, winter months and weekdays are by far your greatest bet for small crowds.

Once in, there is an almost endless assortment of activities to pick from. NASA Tour, the Astronaut Gallery, the Kids Space Place, and the Feel of Space exhibits are just a few of those awaiting visitors. There is also a walking audio tour of the facility which offers guests with a background of the space program, as told by former astronauts. You can send your family off in various directions, then meet up at the Space Center Theatre for a display that you won't quickly forget.

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