Get unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to astronaut training facilities with NASA VIP tours! Only Space Center Houston provides unprecedented access to the historic NASA facilities where astronauts work and train. See the exciting future and historic feats of space exploration aboard NASA VIP Tours.
Hop on our air-conditioned VIP bus and go to iconic locations at NASA Johnson Space Center, like the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory, Apollo Mission Control Center, International Space Station (ISS) Mission Control, Jake Garn Simulation and Training Facility, Crew Systems Laboratory, and the Astronaut Training Facility.
Afternoon tours will also include a stop at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) located at the Sonny Carter Training Facility.
Let expert guides share their knowledge and answer your questions while you get an up-close look at the real facilities where astronauts are currently training for space.
Tours are divided into two, three-hour trips, the first departing at 9 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m. The morning and afternoon tours visit different locations, so please make sure you review the stops below and select the correct tour when making reservations.
Or book both a morning and afternoon tour to get the ultimate NASA VIP tour experience!
NASA VIP Tour – Mission Control (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
- Crew Systems Laboratory
- Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory
- Apollo Mission Control Center
- ISS Mission Control
NASA VIP Tour – Astronaut Training (1 – 4 p.m.)
- Jake Garn Simulation and Training Facility
- Astronaut Training Facility
NASA VIP Tours are only offered on weekdays (excluding federal holidays) and guests must be 14 years or older to participate. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult who is also participating in the tour.
Tickets are $199.95 per person, per tour. The maximum group size is 10. Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour at the Space Center Houston Guest Services Desk.
Your NASA VIP Tour reservation includes general admission to Space Center Houston. Before or after your tour, take time to explore the center which is home to more than 400 spaceflight artifacts and exhibits! Discover flown spacecraft, touch a Moon and Mars rock, go inside a shuttle carrier aircraft, and more.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to visit some of NASA’s most historic and current working locations. Seats are limited, so reserve your spot on one of the NASA VIP Tours today!
Online reservations must be made at least one day prior to the visit. Tickets may be purchased on the day of the tour at the Space Center Houston Guest Services Desk if seats are available (tickets often sell out far in advance of the tour).
Order tickets online or call +1 281-283-4755 to schedule your NASA VIP Tour.