NASA Tram Tour

Don’t miss Space Center Houston’s NASA Tram Tours. This is your chance to go on site at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) and get an up-close look at human space exploration.

Located on 1,600 acres, JSC is the training base for NASA astronauts and the site of Mission Control, where a Houston-based team supports the work of our women and men in space.

To visit Historic Mission Control, reserve a timed boarding pass in advance while purchasing your general admission ticket.

Astronaut Training Facility and Rocket Park Tram Tours are included in your general admission ticket and require a same-day reservation. When you arrive, download our app to reserve your spot.

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Members receive a 50% discount on the Historic Mission Control Tram Tour! Discounted tickets are limited to the number of admissions of your membership level. Members can also make reservations online for our free Astronaut Training Facility Tram Tour one to three days before their visit. Not a member? Visit to join!

The Experiences

There are multiple experiences that you may enjoy based on which iconic locations you want to visit and the amount of time you have available.

George W.S. Abbey Rocket Park Tour

Visit George W.S. Abbey Rocket Park, where one of only three of the remaining actual Saturn V rockets is displayed, along with other rockets that propelled space exploration. Don’t miss our new Apollo 13 bronze statue.

Historic Mission Control Tour

Visit the iconic Christopher C. Kraft Mission Control and discover the Historic Mission Control from which NASA led Gemini and Apollo missions, including the momentous first lunar landing mission as well as early space shuttle missions.

Astronaut Training Facility Tour

Walk an elevated path through the Astronaut Training Facility where NASA astronauts train for current missions and where scientists and engineers are developing the next generation of space exploration vehicles.

Get Your Free Boarding Pass

Applicable to Astronaut Training Facility and Rocket Park Tram Tours Only.

NASA Tram Tour offerings have limited availability.

There are two ways to get your free boarding pass:

OPTION 1: Download the Space Center Houston app. Once you are on-site at Space Center Houston, you will be able to join the virtual tram line. We recommend you do this first thing when you arrive, as tours fill up quickly.

OPTION 2: A crewmember will reserve your boarding pass. Once you are inside Space Center Houston, visit the Guest Services Desk at the entrance for assistance.

NASA Tram Tour offerings vary and have limited availability. The last tour departs two hours before closure.
This is an open-air tram tour which could be interrupted due to inclement weather. Please monitor weather conditions and plan accordingly. The tram tour visits working government facilities which are subject to availability and can temporarily close to visitors without notice.


There is very limited access to restrooms during the NASA Tram Tour. Please visit the restroom facilities at Space Center Houston before boarding your tram.

No, there is not a place to purchase food or beverages during the NASA Tram Tour. Please purchase and consume any snacks or beverages before the tour as food is not allowed on the NASA Tram Tour. Only beverages with closed lids (such as water bottles) are allowed on the tour.

The tour lasts 60-90 minutes depending on which experience you choose. 

No, strollers are not allowed on the NASA Tram Tour. Please leave your strollers in the stroller parking area adjacent to the tram tour queue.

Yes, the NASA Tram Tour is wheelchair accessible, but please be aware there is limited capacity on each tram.

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