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Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston, the official visitor’s center for NASA's Johnson Space Center, is the only place on earth where guests can embark on an out-of-this-world journey through human adventures in space. Space Center Houston features a multitude of permanent exhibits, attractions, and theaters. In addition, the venue presents an array of traveling exhibits and events created exclusively by Space Center Houston's creative exhibit team. The space shuttle replica Explorer is now on display at Space Center Houston. The 122-foot, 130,000-pound wooden replica is being restored so the public can go inside the capsule as part of a behind-the-scenes look at life inside a space shuttle, an experience only available at Space Center Houston. The long-term vision calls for a world-class education center to be built that provides historical context and a hands-on educational experience.
Make Your Trip Unforgettable
Get the most out of your time in Houston with events and attractions organized around specific themes and interests. You will find festivals, sporting events, museum exhibits, outdoor events and more in Houston. Discover community events such as art fairs, cultural festivals and markets in unique venues. Visit Houston in February for the annual World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest for three days of cooking, competition, eating and dancing. The sweet aroma drifts over the Houston metropolis, drawing crowds like bees to honey. The Houston International Festival takes place in April, and more than one million people attend this annual multicultural celebration. Downtown will be filled with ethnic food booths, arts and crafts, kiosks, interesting exhibits and 1,800 various performers. Starting in October and continuing for eight themed weekends the Texas Renaissance Festival is a local favorite.