NASA Tram Tour

Don’t miss Space Center Houston’s most popular attraction, the NASA Tram Tour. This is your chance to go on site at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) and get a behind-the-scenes look at human space exploration. 

Located on 1,600 acres, JSC is the training base and home to our nation’s astronauts and the site of the Apollo Mission Control Center, where a talented cadre of flight controllers support the work of our women and men in space.

The NASA Tram Tour is included in your general admission but you must reserve your seat upon arrival.

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Members can reserve select NASA Tram Tour boarding passes online before their visit. Not a member? Visit to become a member and reserve your boarding pass today!

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.

Apollo Mission Control Tour

Visit the iconic Christopher C. Kraft Mission Control and discover the Apollo 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

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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