NASA's Space Center Admission Plus Houston City Tour

Houston, United States
NASAs Space Center Houston and City Sightseeing Tour

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours
  • Offered in: English


Hitting Houston's top attractions couldn't be easier than on this double-decker sightseeing tour. See top sights around the city like parks, landmarks, and historic districts, and then head to NASA’s Space Center Houston for a self-guided tour.
  • Transportation to Space Center Houston
  • See downtown Houston’s highlights on a city tour
  • Travel by double-decker bus for the best views
  • Includes round-trip transport, NASA tram tour, map, and orientation

What's Included

  • Transportation to NASA Space Center and admission ticket
  • 75 minute Houston city tour
  • Guided tram tour at Space Center
  • Tour map and orientation
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1302 Dallas St
    1302 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

Start time

09:45 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your way to the pickup point in downtown Houston and climb aboard a double-decker, open-top bus for a sightseeing tour of the vibrant city. Cruise past landmarks like City Hall, Graffiti Park, Discovery Green Park, and Minute Maid Park while listening to illuminating audio commentary.

Next, transfer to a comfortable coach and travel to Space Center Houston. Hear of how astronauts and scientists plan most of the rocket launches and programs for NASA at this incredible location, and then climb aboard a tram for a tour of the Johnson Space Center. 

During the tour, watch NASA staff at work, see old and new Mission Control centers, and be amazed by the Saturn V Rocket, the most powerful rocket ever built. Enjoy some leisurely free time to explore the exhibits in the Space Center Houston, opting to see Apollo 17 and a full-size replica of a space shuttle.

At a time prearranged with your guide, return to your comfortable vehicle for the journey back to downtown Houston, where the tour concludes.

Houston City Tours

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Discovery Green (Pass By)

Minute Maid Park (Pass By)

Downtown Historic District Market Square (Pass By)

Tranquility Park (Pass By)

Downtown Aquarium (Pass By)

Sam Houston Park (Pass By)

Space Center Houston

4 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Driving time to and from the Space Center may vary due to high traffic and road construction (Space Center is 26+ miles from the city)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

This is the highlight of many people’s trips to the space centre so it was frustrating to miss it.
By doing so, it would be faster getting in, and people would have the entire day until 5 PM to tour the space center.
The Houston Space Center is a must see; however, more presentations would enhance the experience.


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Vasanthi_B, Sep 2023
Enjoyed the city tour and learning about Houston. The Space Centre visit was self directed, just a drop off and pick up but it was easy to find your way around. Sadly couldn’t book tram tours unless there in person. No time to see Mission Control ( extra cost) but overall very interesting and informative
A must visit
rjcphysio, Sep 2023
Fascinating visit, so much to read and see. Trolley bus visits very interesting. Could spend a full day exploring everything. A must to visit if your in Houston or the surrounding area.
Learning so much about...
Eric_E, Sep 2023
Learning so much about Houston on top of the open double decker is one of those things looked back on very fondly.
It was an amazing experience
AbulHasnath_M, Aug 2023
To see the soil and stone of Lunar. It was unbelievable to touch the stone. My son was excited and got his knowledge about outer space
Memorable day
Jennifer_M, Aug 2023
Visiting Rocket park and learning about the different missions . Good interactive activities for everyone to enjoy . Courteous staff
Learning our state history
Jose_R, Aug 2023
Great tour at Houston city Great experience Sergio was a great tour guide and has nice personality We will try next year again
Commitment unfulfilled
Rao_I, Aug 2023
The tour I selected was a combo for Houston city and the NASA tours. The city tour went great and it is a must see regardless of the hot/humid weather. The second half, ie the NASA part, was canceled on me as I was the only person booked for the tour. The touring company instead of honoring their commitment said I can get a refund or I can go on my own at my cost! With some deliberation, they offered to drop me at the NASA center but that I was on my own to return back. The NASA tour was my main purpose of picking this tour as I had planned on taking time to see it during my visit to Houston. That was a big disappointment but I wanted to see it anyway. Viator has to know this. Their partner company is not willing to fulfill their commitments. So I spent more $$ than the advertised price. Beware! Now I know not to choose Viator in the future unless they resolve this matter.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear guest, On our part the Full service was provided and we are glad that you enjoyed and were happy with our service. The part to NASA was not available according to the rules and regulations of the service that requires a minimum of participants to operate . For this reason on our end, we offer as a courtesy to drop off you at Space Center at no extra cost and give you any assistance that you may need. You agreed and mentioned that you want to get your own transportation back to your Hotel and that was your own decision. We look forward to serving you again in the near future.
Best Houston trip ever!
Rina_S, Aug 2023
Double decker bus trip and narration was very good! NASA shuttle service was excellent! Drivers were very helpful and kind!
Chris_B, Jul 2023
Why thr trams stopped for rain for nearly 3 hours of our 4 hour visit meant the inside of centre rammed and we could not see anthing. Also very poor for disabeled guests
Well worth it and highly recommended.
Marc_R, Jul 2023
The complementary city tour was nice and provided lots of interesting information about local history and the city itself. The visit to the NASA Space Centre was definitely a highlight that I will remember forever. Transfer was smooth and there was plenty of time to explore at your own leisure (4-4.5 hours) before being picked up again. It was really great to see so many iconic pieces in the history of space exploration. All up, a great day out.
Great time by all
Suzanne_J, Jun 2023
We had a good time -Enron though it was real hot weather inside was well air conditioning . All the displays were great
Linda_G, Jun 2023
Everything was just great with what I saw. The tour was very informative with the information. I enjoyed my whole trip. Will coming back so.
Houston day out
Nick_T, Jun 2023
Nice day out starting with a tour around the city on an open top bus with our guide Ben who was good. Then on to a coach for a trip out to the Space centre which is a very interesting place to spend a few hours. Highly recommended 👍
Easy way to visit NASA without using Uber.
Guy_D, May 2023
An easy way to get to the NASA centre without using an Uber. There isn't much to see in the city tour part but you learn and see something new. More advice on what to visit would have been appreciated. Good easy transport to nasa, and we had over 4 hours at NASA. Uber possibly would have been a similar price for one person (much cheaper if two +).
Nasa Tour
joe, May 2023
Great tour of NASA. Waiting times for trams were reasonable. Highly recommend this tour for families. Gift shop was also well stocked and reasonably priced
Worst experience this year
Dean_H, May 2023
Booked a NASA trip with control room tour. Tour was full, so I was told sorry. As I have already saw everything else this was the whole point of my visit.
Day trio to Nasa Space Center
James_V, May 2023
Houston tour is very good, our driver for the tour and to/from Nasa was excellent. Have to sit upstairs on bus, so non accessible, my wife and I struggled due to knee issues. Nasa is very dark inside, with very little organisation. Took tram tour to Rocket Park (5 minutes away) and walked around, then waited 25 minutes for tram back. People running all over main central area trying to find things, is actually quite dangerous. Two shops, one very small, but staff very helpful, other shop large, but overcrowded despite security regulating numbers. Kids again running in shop. Wide selection of souvenirs. Wanted to do Mission Command Tour, was extra price, (did not mind) but was told an hours wait. Too long in a four hour trip. Space shuttle on top of 737 plane is a wonderful image. Had picture taken on arrival, when went to collect it, image never developed. Bus Tour and Travel 4/5 Nasa 2/5 Never thought would say that, big fan, but needs reorganisation
Fantastic City Tour and NASA Space Center Combo
Loreen_C, May 2023
I wanted to visit the NASA Space Center but I did not want to drive and there was no public transport, so I decided to join this tour. The city tour exceeded my expectations. The staff were friendly. I enjoyed listening to interesting facts about the city (things you wouldn't know just going around by yourself). They slowed the bus down at specific points for you to take photos. I loved the NASA Space Center. There was only one tram tour available on the day of my visit (Astronaut Training Facility and Rocket Park) and I got a ticket straightaway. You only get 4 hours at the Space Center but I managed to see a lot of things I wanted to see.
Enjoyable Houston City Tour and NASA trip
Timothy_G, May 2023
Really fun guides on both the city tour and the drive out to NASA Space Centre in Houston. City tour was good, despite Houston not being the most touristy of US cities. Really enjoyed the Space Centre and having the entry fee included was great as you could just walk in when you arrived rather than having to queue for a ticket.
Nice way to spend an afternoon
Brian_W, Apr 2023
Brought me back to the 60s and the space race. Also good to see future plans. I was glad to see it was popular.

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