Space Center Houston is the Official Visitors Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, which is the home of astronaut training and Mission Control. We are a separate 501(c)(3) organization, not a government agency.
Explore our all-new fall exhibit Planet Pioneers opening Oct. 6.
Experience a Martian sunset, climb into a simulated Orion capsule and feel the texture of rock cliffs inspired by the red planet in our new interactive exhibit.
The multi-exhibit complex featuring the historic Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft and the shuttle replica Independence.
One basketball-sized streak across the skies in 1957 set in motion the Space Race. America’s returning shot to both Sputnik missions was a satellite of its own. In its Starship Gallery, Space Center Houston has a full-scale replica of Explorer 1, the first American satellite sent into orbit. Explorer 1’s launch on Jan. 31, 1958, […]
Become a space scientist when you participate in our Stellar Science Show!
Have lunch with a real NASA Astronaut.
Meet real astronauts and hear about their out-of-this world adventures on Fridays. No extra charge with paid admission.
Visit during one of our special events and engage in additional activities at no extra charge.
Don’t miss your chance to go on site at NASA Johnson Space Center and get a behind-the-scenes look at space exploration.
The Galileo shuttlecraft, the largest prop from the original Star Trek television series, is part of the collection of Space Center Houston.