Space Center Houston

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  • The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational foundation with an extensive science education program and a space museum. The cornerstone of its science education mission is Space Center Houston, dubbed the “Big Draw” by USA Today. It is one of Houston’s top attractions, the area’s No. 1 attraction for international visitors, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and the only Smithsonian Affiliate in the greater Houston area.

    Space Center Houston has something for all ages. You can touch a moon rock, see real spacecraft and go behind the scenes at NASA. Visitors come from all over the world to view the largest collection of space artifacts in the Southwestern United States.

    Since opening in 1992, Space Center Houston has welcomed more than 19 million visitors and currently hosts 1 million visitors annually in its 250,000-square-foot educational complex. Space Center Houston has a $73 million impact on the greater Houston economy, according to a 2016 economic study by the University of Houston – Clear Lake. 925 jobs and $36 million in personal income are attributed to the center’s presence. More than 100,000 teachers and students from around the world visit our center annually to take part in educational programs focusing on science, technology, engineering and math.

    Admission is one convenient price and includes access to all exhibits. Become a member today and receive advance notice on exhibitions, invitations to special events, free parking and much more. For more information, visit spacecenter.org.

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