About Space Center Houston

Johnson Space Center

NASA’s Johnson Space Center has served as a hub of human spaceflight activity for more than half a century. It is home to the nation’s astronaut corps, the International Space Station mission operations, the Orion Program, and a host of future space developments. The center plays a pivotal role in enhancing scientific and technological knowledge to benefit all of humankind.

The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational foundation offering extensive science education programs and a space museum. The cornerstone of its education mission is Space Center Houston, a leading science and space exploration learning center. It is one of Houston’s top attractions, the area’s No. 1 attraction for international visitors, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, and a Smithsonian Affiliate.

Since opening in 1992, Space Center Houston has welcomed more than 22 million people and hosts nearly 1.25 million visitors annually in its 250,000-square-foot educational complex.

The center earned a 2016 Top Workplaces Award by The Houston Chronicle and generates annually a $118.7 million economic impact, 1,710 jobs and $53.7 million in personal income in greater Houston, according to a 2018 economic study by Quanticon, LLC researchers Stephen Cotton, PhD, and Jason Murasko.


Fun and engaging education

Educational emphasis is placed on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in a fun and engaging way. It uses space exploration to inspire wonder and interest in science and math.

1601 E NASA Pkwy, Houston, TX 77058

Space Center Houston offers a rich array of educational programming for teachers and students, providing extraordinary learning opportunities.
Inspiring young people to choose careers in STEM is one of the outcomes of our program.
Education programs are based on data-supported evidence of the effect.


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