It's a place most people can only imagine and where few humans have ever But there's one place on Earth that can take anyone on an amazing journey, where they can experience the majestic adventures of space - Space Center Houston.

    Space Center Houston brings to life the awesome achievements of American's space program, from its dramatic history to its compelling future. So put on your space helmet and blast off to the most exciting, fun adventure in this galaxy, which includes live shows and presentations, interactive exhibits and attractions, Texas' largest IMAX ® theater, behind-the-scenes tours to NASA's Johnson Space Center and much more.

    You enter the facility through Space Center Plaza, a breathtaking, enormous five-story atrium. Located in the Plaza is a full-size mock-up of the space shuttle, where guests can take an up-close look at the mid-deck and flight deck of America's modern day spacecraft. Suspended from the ceiling is an actual Lunar Excursion Module Trainer used to train Apollo astronauts for their historic landings on the moon. All the Center's other major attractions open up into the Plaza. In addition to its permanent attractions and artifacts, Space Center Houston also hosts new exhibits in the Plaza throughout the year, offering guests new adventures with every visit.

The Permanent Attractions:

Visitor Information: Space Center Houston is located adjacent to Johnson Space Center, approximately 20 miles south of downtown Houston via I-45. Admission is $13.95 for adults and $9.95 for children 4 to 11 years of age. Children under 4 are admitted free. The price for senior citizens age 65 and over is $12.95. Groups of 15 or more may receive a discount by calling in advance. Qualifying school groups also can obtain special rates.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Space Center Houston is open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Winter hours (Labor Day to Memorial Day) are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. Holiday hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Center is closed only on Christmas day.

Membership Program: Guests can enjoy Space Center Houston for an entire year with a membership. As part of the Center's membership program, the Individual level is available for $29.95, and the Family level is $59.95. For more information on the membership program and its benefits, call (281)283-7774.