What You Can Expect at Johnson Space Center

Of all the many points of interest that Houston has to offer, 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 great assortment 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 wonderful vacation hotspot.

Johnson Space Center is open every day of the year except specific holidays. In the summer and on holidays when they stay open, the hours are extended. There are unique events that happen all year long at the center, so if you're planning to go at a particular 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 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 sites offer you 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 greatest bet for minimum crowds.

Once in, there is a nearly limitless array 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 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 connect at the Space Center Theatre for a display that you won't quickly forget.

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