Experience Johnson Space Center in Houston

Of all the numerous points of interest that Houston has to offer you, none appear to be more well known 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 assortment 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 except specific holidays. In the summer and on holidays when they stay 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 certain time, it may be a good idea to check ahead and see if one day may 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 receiving price breaks. Many internet websites provide reduced 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 meet up at the Space Center Theatre for a display that you won't quickly forget.

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