The Official Visitors Center of NASA's Johnson Space Center
Space Center Houston Reaches 17 Million Visitors
HOUSTON, March 17, 2015 – What’s your lucky number? For Gerry Duncan, it was 17 million as the nonprofit Space Center Houston celebrated its 17 millionth visitor since opening in October 1992.
Gerry, 9, of Conroe was welcomed March 14 by a cheering crowd while the sound of a drumroll played to mark this special milestone for the museum. The boy met the center’s mascot Commander Quest, received several souvenir gifts donated by area businesses and a one-year membership to the center. The excitement didn’t end there. He and his family received a personal behind-the-scenes tour of Space Center Houston and NASA.
“For 23 years, visitors have come from all over the world to Space Center Houston to learn about space exploration and feel a part of the journey,” said the center’s President and CEO Richard E. Allen Jr. “We aim to spark imaginations and inspire the next generation of explorers.”
Did you know?
Space Center Houston hosts the largest collection of lunar samples displayed in the world.
Houston, Texas is Space City, USA and Space Center Houston is America's gateway to the universe!
As the Official Visitor Center for NASA's Johnson Space Center, Space Center Houston is the only place on Earth that gives guests an out-of-this-world journey through human adventures in space.
Since 1992, this $75 million, 180,000 square foot, complex has entertained and informed over 16 million star-struck guests from every corner of the globe.
Space Center Houston features a multitude of permanent exhibits, attractions, theatres and exhibits. In addition, the venue presents an amazing array of traveling exhibits and astounding events created exclusively by SCH's own creative exhibit team. SCH always has a new exhibit or attraction to enjoy.
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Space Center Houston is located at:
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058
approximately 25 miles South of downtown Houston in the NASA/Clear Lake area.