The Official Visitors Center of NASA's Johnson Space Center
Kid's Space Place
Kids of all ages will enjoy the adventure of Kids Space Place. There’s plenty to see and do, walking on the Moon or exploring Martian Matrix. Interactive exhibits and themed areas make exploring the different aspects of space and the manned space flight program loads of fun.
Mission Kidtrol, a five station mock-up of a communications console, gives kids a chance to communicate via two-way audio and video. “Astronauts” are located in the shuttle, the Apollo command module or one of the space station simulator stations located on the upstairs level. Kids learn the importance of flight and ground crews working together as a team. Buttons and light indicators are wired so the ground crews can work with the astronauts to accomplish different tasks. Kids can run, jump, climb, slide and even crawl through over 200 feet of twisting turning FUN! Martian Matrix rises 40 feet high and covers 600 square feet. It is simply the ultimate kid’s reality challenge.
Hours of Operation:
Space Center Houston is open every day of the year, with the exception of December 25.
Summer: June 10am - 7pm, July 9am - 7pm, August 10am-5pm, 10am - 7pm Weekends
Winter: Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 6pm
Children (4-11) $18.95
Group Rates (15 or more) are available. Please call 281–244–2105 for more information
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.