Ever since the Apollo flights, Houston has been synonymous with space travel. Space Center Houston, of NASA's Johnson ... More
Space Center Houston
Ever since the Apollo flights, Houston has been synonymous with space travel. Space Center Houston, of NASA's Johnson Space Center, allows visitors to study and understand the making of space history. Enter the five-story plaza which features a full-size shuttle mock-up, complete with a flight deck. By far, the most popular highlight for adults is the tram tour that takes you to various buildings throughout the Space Center. You will be able to have a seat in the viewing room of the original Mission Control room and stroll past full-size mock-ups of the original Apollo rockets. When you need a break from all the activity, the Zero-G diner is on hand to fix you right up.
Space Center Houston is mostly for kids now and not a serious venue for adults. When you enter the building it looks like a carnival with booths disorganized. With the inportance of Houston in the space program it is unbelievable there is not a top notch museum with great exhibits. The tram really is the only thing worth seeing and you really don't see as much on it as you used to see years ago. The Space Center exhibits were much better many years ago so it's difficult to understand what has happened to the center.
My suggestion is not to waste your money on the Houston Space Center and the Houston Community needs to lead a movement to develop a worldclass museum about NASA.
I'm taking my son for the first time and daughter for the fourth to the Space Center to enjoy my son's birthday. Ok, we were trying to go to Incredible Pizza and it closed,, so my kid says, "Why not see the space ships mom?" I'm all excited because going there makes me feel like a kid too...
I was in Houston for a business trip. Coming from Europe, the first thing that came to my mind as a must see attraction on the weekend was NASA. Being an engineer, i was looking forward to have some interesting insight. Well the first thing you see after paying the parking and the admission is a low-end amusement park, with all the flashing silly games, which you can find on every small town carnival. Well i guess the idea was to give something for every age group, especially trying hard to relate to the small children. This is disappointing in a few ways, but mostly: i believe that winning over youngsters, to get interested in space exploration, should be done in a more decent way. Should be more educational and should make them think, imagine, believe. That's definitely not happening there.
The tram tour was the only thing which gave me some hope, but still left me unsatisfied.
I left the place with great disappointment.
How can i sum up this place in one word, hhhmmm..... let me think?? SUCKS, BORING, RIP-OFF, LAME, NEGLECTED, OUT OF DATE, NEED TO BE TORN DOWN, KIDS WOULD'VE RATHER WENT TO SCHOOL?? Well the answer is all of the above and probably more negative things depending on what you will add if you dare go to this poor display of our Outer Space Program. The only thing that my kids ranging from 4 to 13 yrs old liked was the Chucky Cheese like "attraction" that was filled with unruly unsupervised kids and a fun factor time limit of 30 minutes at max. I think this place is a money laundering cover up to wash away some of the Governments dirty money. How else would you explain them playing the same IMAX movie i saw from when i was in elementary school? Also the movie didnt fit the screen totally, there was a big black space where the movie didnt fit and looked ridiculous. If there was anything educational about this place I would have to say that it educated my children as to what economic state that the country is in. At least thats how i explained it to them after everyone in my family left disappointed and I was the bad guy for taking them there. We complained to the so called employees about the lack of interesting, fun, and cool things to do and see. After we did we were offered more passes to come back which at that point was the greatest joke I had ever heard. Do not be fooled by the positive responses on this place, as they are probably coming from the computer of the "Managers or Supervisors" of this place trying to keep their job. Like i said in my title, burn your money instead, atleast you can see fire burning and more smoke than their so called "simulation." DONT GO!!!
My daughter enjoyed it she was 8 at the time so we loved it to.
This was a great place and very educational. Food is a little over price but so is everywhere else. We would visit again. Just think of what kind of experience you are looking for this should help some one.
We arrived early at around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. No one told us how long the tram tour would be as we went from building to building and eventually being dropped off at Rocket Park at the end. The guide John did not mention that another tram would be coming to pick us up and we began asking other people how do we get back to Space Center. Finally found Joshua, a worker in the Rocket park who told us it would be another 20 minutes for the next tram. I thought we would have to walk back because no one communicated this to us. Why not just let people look at Rocket Park then take same group back on the same tram instead of having to wait another 30 minutes for the next one. This is ridiculous waiting in a very hot builiding in June. This place seriously needs some customer service training. The parking lot attendant and attendant center person were very rude when I asked them questions. Furthermore, I saw 5 people standing around as we were leaving to get on the tram and had to ask where we go as no one bothered to help us until I spoke up. It seemed like the people working there did not want to be bothered. They were too busy talking and standing around instead of working! When I came here 9 years ago there were more things about space and very educational. What happened to the pit crew and more educational things? It was more like going to the children's museum or fun plex. I spent over $130 on tickets, parking, food, and souvenirs and got ripped off. Bottom line: They need to have more educational events for teens to adults, lower ticketing, food, souvenir prices and work on helping customers, and be forth coming with information such as how long the tram is, where to get it, and how one will be picked up. I was very disappointed and will not come back!
it was expensive. almost all the stuff are for adults to enjoy but is not worht the money. we went with my 3 year old and 4 adults. it was busy and couldnt even take the train becuase you have to be there at a certain time or else they wont let you in no more!. would not recomemended to anyone.
My family wasn't as excited as the website was showing as if it had so much to do turn out to be no biggie at all and it's to expensive the only thing that we enjoyed was the dive show and the snake man..overall walking around was kinda boring my 6 yr old did enjoy the play area with the balls and looking at the astronaunt gears but she wanted to see a real person astronaunt we wont be coming back here for sure especially since i know now it's really dead and i could have took her to mcdonald's and played in balls all day!!
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