Friday, September 17, 2010

Space Fun!

As a mom, I'm always trying to find fun things to do with my boys.  I've found that if you don't keep them busy, they will keep you busy - by cleaning up their messes and breaking up fights!!!  When we moved to the Houston area, I knew immediately that I wanted to take the family to Space Center Houston.  Sure, it's kind of cliche and touristy.  But you know, there is usually a reason tourists flock to a place.  And the reason they flock to Space Center Houston is for fun and a bit of education!  For our family of five (2 yr old was free!), we paid just over $50 for admission.  I didn't think that was too bad at all.  Actually, if you go on their website, you can save quite a bit off of each ticket!

While there, you'll see tons of hands on exhibits like the flight simulators that allow you to try your hand at landing a shuttle.  There are robots you can control, a tram tour of the training facilities and mission control, as well as a great indoor playground area.  I'll be honest - my husband and I even got inside the giant playground and had a good time! 

If the fam gets hungry, Space Center does have a food court with a large variety to choose from.  I have to warn you, though that meals are pricey!  For grilled cheese sandwiches and chips we spent $50! Yikes!  But, the food was good.  With the relatively low cost of admission, the cost of food isn't a deal breaker for us - I just wish we'd had some warning ahead of time.

I think we'll definitely be visiting again soon - maybe when the Lego exhibit opens!

I was in no way compensated for my views or experiences at Space Center Houston.  I received no monetary or physical gifts, promotions, tickets or prizes for this post.  I am in no way affiliated with Space Center Houston.  My opinion is strictly mine and mine alone.


  1. that's so true! Looks like a lot of fun!

  2. It really was. I may even go back with just the hubby so we can actually read through everything. lol

  3. How fun! I’m sure it’s every little boys dream to visit the space center!

    Kendra aka "Domestic Princess in Training"

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