Get unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to astronaut training facilities with our NASA VIP tours!
Only Space Center Houston provides unprecedented access to the historic NASA facilities where astronauts work and train.
See the exciting future and historic feats of space exploration aboard NASA VIP Tours.
Hop on our air-conditioned VIP bus and go to iconic locations at NASA Johnson Space Center, like the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory, Apollo Mission Control Center, International Space Station (ISS) Mission Control, Jake Garn Simulation and Training Facility, Crew Systems Laboratory, and the Astronaut Training Facility.
Afternoon tours will also include a stop at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) located at the Sonny Carter Training Facility.
Let our expert guides share their knowledge and answer your questions while you get an up-close look at the real facilities where astronauts are currently training for space.
Tours are divided into two, three-hour trips; the first departing at 9 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m. The morning and afternoon tours visit different locations, so please make sure you review the stops below and select the correct tour when making reservations.
Or book both a morning and afternoon tour to get the ultimate NASA VIP tour experience!
NASA VIP Tour – Mission Control (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
NASA VIP Tour – Astronaut Training (1 – 4 p.m.)
NASA VIP Tours are only offered on weekdays (excluding federal holidays) and guests must be 14 years or older to participate. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult who is also participating in the tour.
Tickets are $199.95 per person, per tour. The maximum group size is 10. Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour at the Space Center Houston Guest Services Desk.
Your NASA VIP Tour reservation includes general admission to Space Center Houston. Before or after your tour, take time to explore the center which is home to more than 400 spaceflight artifacts and exhibits! Discover our flown spacecraft, touch a Moon and Mars rock, go inside a shuttle carrier aircraft and more.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to visit some of NASA’s most historic and current working locations. Seats are limited, so reserve your spot on one of our NASA VIP Tours today!
Order tickets online to schedule your NASA VIP Tour or call 281-283-4755 for questions.
The NASA VIP Tour is limited to 10 guests. It takes you by private mini bus on an extended tour of NASA Johnson Space Center to buildings that are not accessible through the general NASA Tram Tour. You do not have to wait in lines to take your tour.
The NASA VIP Tour does not include a meal.
Reservations can be made both ways: online or by calling +1 281-283-4755.
Cancellations must be made two weeks prior to the date of visit to be refunded. Tickets purchased less than two weeks from the visit date are nonrefundable. Date changes or reschedules also must be made two weeks prior. Please call +1 281-283-4755.
Yes, the price of a NASA VIP Tour include general admission to explore the center before or after your tour on the same day of your reservation.
No. This is a special added-value tour package.
Yes, tour guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult who is also participating in the tour.
No, no one younger than 14 can go on the NASA VIP Tour due to safety requirements set by NASA Johnson Space Center.
No, due to safety requirements at NASA Johnson Space Center, everyone participating in the tour must be 14 years of age or older.
No, NASA VIP Tours are available only on weekdays.
The NASA VIP Tour lasts approximately three hours. Comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes are required.
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour at the Space Center Houston Guest Services Desk.
ASL is not provided on the NASA VIP Tour. Guests requesting American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters must contact [email protected] to request services with two weeks’ notice.