Experience Johnson Space Center in Houston

Of all the numerous points of interest that Houston has to offer you, none seem to be more well liked 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 fantastic assortment of the history of space travel. The variety of exhibits here always 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 selected holidays. In the summer and on holidays when they stay open, the hours are extended. There are special events that happen all year long at the center, so if you're planning to go at a certain time, it may be a good idea to call ahead and see if one day may possibly 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 getting price breaks. Several internet sites provide reduced 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 calm and leisurely visit of the facility, winter months and weekdays are by far your best bet for small crowds.

Once in, there is an almost limitless assortment of activities to pick 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 supplies 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 display that you won't soon forget.

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