Experience Johnson Space Center in Houston

Of all the several sights 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, also the space shuttle program, but is also a fantastic assortment of the history of space travel. The variety of exhibits here usually finds something of interest for each member of the family, making it a amazing vacation hotspot.

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

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

When inside, there is a nearly limitless assortment of activities to select 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 offers guests with a background of the space program, as told by former astronauts. You can send your family off in various directions, then connect at the Space Center Theatre for a display that you won't quickly forget.

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