Space Center Houston
Our goal is to fuel the STEM pathway and be a gateway for space exploration, science and engineering learning and innovation. - Space Center Houston
Welcome to Space Center Houston, the leading science and space exploration learning center located just 40 minutes from Galveston. Space Center Houston is the area's #1 attraction for international visitors, known as the official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center. This Smithsonian Affiliate museum was first opened in 1992 and has since welcomed over 22 million people!
Inside this 250,000 square foot educational complex, you will find over 400 space artifacts, permanent and traveling exhibits, and various experiences and theaters related to the 'exciting future and remarkable past of America's human space-flight program.' The educational emphasis sits heavily on STEM and it 'uses space exploration to inspire wonder and interest in science and math'. The things you will find inside are designed to engage adults and children alike with exhibits such as the Space X Falcon 9 Rocket, Starship Gallery, Astronaut Gallery, Mission Mars, NASA Tram Tour, Films and Live Presentations, International Space Station Gallery, and much more.
Your group can opt-in for tours such as the Space Expert Tour, Astronaut Experience, and Level 9 Tour, the latter of which is the ultimate VIP experience, and 'unprecedented behind the scenes' look at NASA. Before you go grab fuel up on some brain food at the Cosmic Grounds Bistro, Backyard Bird, Grill Shack, or Global Kitchen, then pick out your perfect educational souvenir at the Space Trader store onsite.
Visiting during the winter? Your group will have the added bonus of being able to see experience the most interactive and technologically advanced light display in the state of Texas!
“Intelligent fun” defines the way groups describe their experiences at Space Center Houston. A day when they’ve touched a Moon rock enjoyed a guided tour of NASA Johnson Space Center and seen flown spacecraft … all this and much more...