|Space Center Houston
visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center, joint efforts by NASA and Disney.
popular attraction in Houston, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere
else in the world. There are plenty of exhibits and activities to interest
both adults and children, and they do a great job of introducing the
visitor to different aspects of space exploration. The center banks
heavily on interactive displays and simulations on the one hand and actual
access to the real thing on the other. The Feel of Space
gallery simulates working in the frictionless environment of space by
using an air-bearing floor (something like a giant air hockey table).
Another simulator shows what it's like to land the lunar orbiter. For a
direct experience of NASA you can take the 1 1/2-hour tram tour that takes
you, among other places, to the International Space Station Assembly
Building and NASA control center. Space Center Houston is located at 1601
NASA Road 1, Houston, TX 77058, approximately 25 miles south of downtown
Houston in the NASA/Clear Lake area..
Clear Lake 281/244-2100 Admission (including tours and IMAX theater) $14.95 adults, $13.95 seniors, $10.95 children ages 4-11 Daily 9am-7pm in summer; otherwise Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-7pm.