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Old 06-10-2013, 04:11 PM
 
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Hello

Want to take the kids, age 5 and 7, to the NASA Space Center in Houston/Clear Lake, in July

Besides the general website info, any tips/gouge on visiting ?

Thanks
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Space center Houston is mostly a kids venue. Probably best to get there when they open in summer. Tours if the space center itself are separate from space center Houston and more adult in nature.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Knob Hill
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Go early to line up before it gets too hot (correction, even hotter). The tram tours have two or three different options we took the one to see the Saturn 5 rocket, that alone is worth the visit!

One thing I didn't like was the climbing frame/maze. Its packed with kids and too much for our smaller quiet ones and there is more than one exit - you can't see them all from one vantage point (I was alone with the kids).

EDIT: do the tram tour right away, go directly there if only to do it before its even hotter - wear sunscreen.
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Old 06-11-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake TX
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Yeah, go early when they open. There is a lot of new stuff down the middle of the place now and the crowds can get heavy.

The kids will enjoy the Kemah boardwalk just down the road, too. Beware the crowds there too.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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thank you thank you
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:50 PM
 
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Tram tours to the rockets area have long queues sometimes upto a 2 hr wait. Check the monitors for the wait times. Go early at opening times and take the tram tour immediately.
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