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Space Center Houston: Come, See, Try to Conquer

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A visit to Space Center Houston (approximately one hour’s drive southeast of the city) can give you a close up look at real space crafts, astronaut space suits, and mounds of information about space exploration through displays, models, and interactive movies. There are also different tours and attractions to see, and if you plan it properly, you can enjoy it all and still want to come back for more!

Arrive Early & Grab a Schedule

Space Center Houston: Come, See, Try to Conquer (Bet You’ll Be Back!)

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If at all possible, arrive when the Space Center opens if not beforehand, depending on your date for travel (some weekends and close to holidays can get quite busy). There are usually several different shows and exhibits that appeal to varying age groups, so in advance of charging in and trying to determine where to go first, grab a schedule and perhaps try to plot out your day. And you will want to spend an entire day. Many people have stayed upwards of four to six hours trying to experience as much as possible.

Take a Tram Tour, Or Two!

Space Center Houston: Come, See, Try to Conquer (Bet You’ll Be Back!)

Photo: Facebook/Space Center Houston

There are two tram tours at Space Center Houston, neither of which are air conditioned. So the recommendation is that you try to incorporate at least one into your day, early on in the schedule. And if you can, try to do both tours, as they incorporate some very interesting components that teach you a lot. You can also now purchase “timed” tram tickets, for which you won’t be required to wait in long lines. You have the opportunity to see an astronaut training facility, a reproduction of the International Space Station, the Saturn V Facility (houses one of three remaining vehicles constructed to launch U.S. astronauts to the moon), and Mission Control (the room which was used in the historic bringing back of Apollo 13, and so much more.)

There’s Never a Dull Moment

Space Center Houston: Come, See, Try to Conquer (Bet You’ll Be Back!)
Photo: Facebook/Space Center Houston

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