Houston Space Center in Texas
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Space Center Houston

June 10, 2020

When we found out we would be in Texas over spring break, Kiley immediately asked if we could visit the Houston Space Center. We’ve already done an overnight trip to Kennedy Space Center here in Florida, so she wanted to add Houston to the places she’s visited.

Houston Space Center in Texas

There were a lot of similarities between the two space centers, and a lot of differences. Overall we’d say that Houston had more of a “science center” feel and seemed less “theme park-y” to our family.

Houston Space Center in Texas

One of the things we loved about Space Center Houston were all the interactive exhibits. The kids had a blast trying out robotic equipment and tons of educational games and activities.

Houston Space Center in Texas - Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Tour

One of our favorite activities at Space Center Houston was a behind the scenes tour of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory. The facility has a gigantic swimming pool and submerged is a life sized replica of the International Space Station. This is where astronauts train for their missions.

Houston Space Center in Texas - Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Tour

This tour was a highlight for us and for the kids. My future astronaut especially loved seeing all the equipment and hearing about the training exercises. This tour was free, but we had to get our tickets first thing in the morning.

Houston Space Center in Texas

Space Center Houston had loads of attractions and exhibits for us to explore. It was easy to spend an entire day there. Our family was split on whether it was better than Kennedy Space Center. Two of us said yes and two said no.

Houston Space Center in Texas

If you’re in the Houston area I would highly recommend you stop by for a visit. There’s lots to do and see and learn for little kids and big kids.

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Houston Space Center in Texas

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