Family Fun and Education at Johnson Space Center

Of all the several points of interest that Houston has to offer you, none appear 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 assortment of the history of space travel. The selection of exhibits here usually finds something of interest for each member of the family, making it a fantastic 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 may possibly be better than another if your routine is flexible. The center is about 25 miles from Houston.

There is an admission price to the space center, with children and seniors getting 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 occasions 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 best bet for small crowds.

When in, there is a nearly limitless assortment of activities to choose from. NASA Tour, the Astronaut Gallery, the Kids Space Place, and the Feel of Space exhibits are just a couple of those awaiting visitors. There is also a walking audio tour of the facility which provides guests with a historical past 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 show that you won't soon forget.

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