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Houston: Space Center Houston Admission Ticket

1. Houston: Space Center Houston Admission Ticket

Explore Space Center Houston with its 400 space artifacts as well as permanent and traveling exhibits. Discover attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program, all for one admission price. See the world’s largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples for public view. Go behind-the-scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center (based on availability). Learn about the world-renowned home of NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control, and astronaut training. Experience the newest permanent exhibit, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, displayed outside the center. Walk around and underneath the first-stage booster spanning more than 156 feet long. See the only Falcon 9 on public display outside of SpaceX’s headquarters which is the same type of rocket that launched NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on May 30 for the Demo-2 mission. It marked the first time since 2011 that astronauts have launched from American soil.

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Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

2. Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

Explore the wonders of space travel on an unforgettable tour that includes a mini-city tour around Houston and roundtrip transportation to the NASA/Johnson Space Center. Enjoy interactive exhibits and activities, touch a moon rock, take a tram ride to the NASA control center and see the shuttle replica at the Independence Plaza. Begin your day of space exploration on land as you are taken a short city sightseeing tour around Houston where you can see some of its most important landmarks.  Afterward, drive 25 miles from the center of Houston to the Space Center Houston and experience America’s adventures in space first-hand. Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center. It is a separate facility that features activities and exhibits designed jointly by NASA and Disney Imagineering. Get a chance to ride the half-hour tram tour that goes to the gigantic International Space Station Assembly Building and to the NASA control center. Both kids and adults will enjoy the interactive displays. Don’t miss the Starship Gallery Artifact Museum, where you can touch a moon rock or try out the simulator that lets you land the lunar orbiter.

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Houston Hop on-City Tour: 2-Day Pass

3. Houston Hop on-City Tour: 2-Day Pass

Experience the major sights of Houston on a fun and comprehensive bus city tour. On this relaxing and informative excursion you’ll see Buffalo Bayou, the historical downtown area, the theater district, historic Texas Avenue, the sports stadiums, the museum district, and much more. Your guided tour begins at the Visitors Center located at 1302 Dallas street. From here, you’ll board the comfortable bus that’s parked right outside. Explore Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s birthplace. See the downtown historical district and the city’s tunnel system, admire the breathtaking skyscrapers, and marvel at the spectacular views from atop the unique double-decker bus. You’ll travel down Texas Avenue and see the Rice Hotel where President Kennedy delivered his last public speech in Houston before his assassination in 1963. You can also listen to his speech on the tour bus. Continue on to Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros baseball team. Admire the majestic Harris County Court House and the George R. Brown Convention Center. See the home of the Houston Rockets basketball team, more amazing sites and landmarks.

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Hop-on Houston City Tour

4. Hop-on Houston City Tour

Explore Houston according to your own interests with a 24-hour or 48-hour pass to the original London-style hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. With 6 strategically placed stops on the comprehensive route, it offers the best of the city’s symbolic sites and attractions in one easy sitting. Along the way, a live guide will provide a lively commentary about attractions such as the giant Chase Tower, tell you stories about the colorful Theater District and tell you where to get off if you want to relax in Discovery Green Park. • Hilton Americas Hotels at the Convention Center • Market Square - Historic District • City Hall and Visitors Center • Downtown Aquarium - Theater District • Sam Houston Monument at Hermann Park • Fine Arts Museum - Museum District

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Houston Tour and Aquarium Ticket

5. Houston Tour and Aquarium Ticket

Hop on board these unique open top buses to discover the best of this amazing city, with breathtaking views of the modern energy capitol of the world. Houston is the largest city in the south and it offers its visitors a great variety of attractions, magnificent architecture, historic places, and landmarks. See many of these on this hop-on hop-off tour. Tours start every morning at 10:00am from the Texan Cowboy themed Visitors Center. In addition, at the Downtown Aquarium, you can discover an amazing collection of marine life, exhibits, rides, and attractions.

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Houston: 2-Hour Downtown Brewery Tour by Electric Cart

6. Houston: 2-Hour Downtown Brewery Tour by Electric Cart

Take a unique ride through Downtown Houston in an electric cart. Escape the heat and cruise throughout the city streets in an air-conditioned vehicle. Along the way, learn about Houston's incredible food scene and see some beautiful sites. Your local guide will take you to 3 or 4 different breweries, where you will head in and try whatever beer you like. There are a myriad choices and each brewery has it's own signature brew, as well as many other options to choose from. Your guide will provide lots of fun facts about the city and walk you through why each brewery is unique to the city of Houston. At each brewery, you will also have time to purchase more beer and food as you please. Your group will spend about 20 minutes at each brewery, based on your group's preference. This tour is a small group tour and very flexible, so take this time to enjoy the best that Houston has to offer, and make the most of your time.

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Houston: Museum Pass with Unlimited BCycle Bike Rental

7. Houston: Museum Pass with Unlimited BCycle Bike Rental

Discover 6 unique Houston Museum District institutions with Bcycle. Receive a BCycle Visitor Pass with unlimited hour-long rides. Enjoy the convenience of picking up and dropping off your bike at the different BCycle stations located outside of these venues.  Admission to these locations are included in the pass: • Asia Society Texas Center • Czech Center Houston • Buffalo Soldiers National Museum • The Health Museum • Holocaust Museum Houston • Houston Museum of Natural Science This combo package includes a BCycle Visitor Pass so you can visit the museums by bike.

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What people are saying about Houston

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 64 reviews

The ticket for Space Center Houston was a general admission purchased through getyourguide.com and it was the same ticket purchased at the counter. This site is legit for these tickets

Easily found, with great parking. Very helpful staff and loads to see and do. NASA Space Centre is a must for any visitor to Houston

A great education regarding the space program. Tons of interesting exhibits. The tram tour is a must see.

Our driver was friendly and the tour was exactly what I was anticipating, informative and helpful.

Fantastic experience, I got everything I expected.