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.