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Houston: Space Center Houston Admission Ticket

1. Houston: Space Center Houston Admission Ticket

Explore Space Center Houston with its 400 space artifacts as well as permanent and traveling exhibits. Discover attractions and theaters related to the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human space-flight program, all for one admission price. See the world’s largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples for public view. Go behind-the-scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center (based on availability). Learn about the world-renowned home of NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control, and astronaut training. Experience the newest permanent exhibit, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, displayed outside the center. Walk around and underneath the first-stage booster spanning more than 156 feet long. See the only Falcon 9 on public display outside of SpaceX’s headquarters which is the same type of rocket that launched NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on May 30 for the Demo-2 mission. It marked the first time since 2011 that astronauts have launched from American soil.

San Antonio: Hopscotch Immersive Art Experience Ticket

2. San Antonio: Hopscotch Immersive Art Experience Ticket

Discover the magic of larger-than-life art that you can engage with in a 20,000 square-foot space with this ticket for the Hopscotch art gallery in San Antonio. Be captivated by a collaborative and experiential space that creates distinct shared experiences. Uncover how art can be a vessel to tell stories and illuminate important messages about the past, present, and future. See work that is presented in sustainable and creative ways. Be inspired by new mediums that empower the artists to reach new audiences. Escape the outside world as you enter a space that invokes a sense of joy and wonder through light, color, sculpture, and new media. Stop by the public-facing lounge that includes a full bar, large patio, food truck, and a gift shop. 

Houston: Museum of Natural Science General Admission Ticket

3. Houston: Museum of Natural Science General Admission Ticket

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of natural science with an entrance ticket to the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, one of the United States most-visited museums. See spectacular mineral specimens, dinosaur skeletons, space-station models, and much more. Gaze at dozens of prehistoric beasts in the Morian Hall of Paleontology brought to life in lively displays that animate their struggle to survive. See a blue topaz crystal of more than 2,000 carats in the Cullen Hall of Gems and Minerals. Celebrate the diversity of America’s indigenous peoples in the John P. McGovern Hall of the Americas. Come face to face with wildlife ecology at the Frensley Graham Hall of African Wildlife, or learn about shell science and the study of mollusks at the Strake Hall of Malacology.

Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

4. Houston: City Tour and NASA Space Center Admission Ticket

Explore the wonders of space travel on an unforgettable tour that includes a mini-city tour around Houston and roundtrip transportation to the NASA/Johnson Space Center.  Enjoy interactive exhibits and activities, touch a moon rock, take a tram ride to the NASA control center and see the shuttle replica at the Independence Plaza. Begin your day of space exploration on land as you are taken a short city sightseeing tour around Houston where you can see some of its most important landmarks.  Afterward, drive 25 miles from the center of Houston to the Space Center Houston and experience America’s adventures in space first-hand. Space Center Houston is the visitor center for NASA's Johnson Space Center. It is a separate facility that features activities and exhibits designed jointly by NASA and Disney Imagineering. Get a chance to ride the half-hour tram tour that goes to the gigantic International Space Station Assembly Building and to the NASA control center. Both kids and adults will enjoy the interactive displays. Don’t miss the Starship Gallery Artifact Museum, where you can touch a moon rock or try out the simulator that lets you land the lunar orbiter.

Houston CityPASS®: Save 50% at 5 Top Attractions

5. Houston CityPASS®: Save 50% at 5 Top Attractions

This flexible CityPASS is the perfect way to explore some of Houston’s top attractions.  Simply present your mobile ticket at each attraction for entry.     Houston CityPASS includes admission to: Space Center Houston – Explore the wonders of space and let your imagination soar. Go behind the scenes at NASA Johnson Space Center and experience the past, present and future of human space exploration. Experience the newly restored Apollo Mission Control Center and see the room as it was when humans first landed on the Moon. Visit Independence Plaza, a breathtaking exhibit where you can explore the authentic shuttle carrier aircraft, NASA 905, with the full-sized replica, Independence, mounted atop. Plus get admission to 4 more attractions of your choice: Downtown Aquarium - Experience the wonder of the underwater world as you tour the Aquarium Adventure Exhibit, a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland. Discover over 300 species of marine life from around the globe, touch and feed live stingrays, and catch a glimpse of the magnificent Bengal tigers of the Maharaja’s Temple. Houston Museum of Natural Science - Delight in the natural world at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, with four floors of dynamic permanent exhibits that will entertain and educate every age group. Explore the vast timeline of fossils, gems and minerals, African wildlife, Texan wildlife, and more. See prehistoric beasts "in action" at one of the largest dinosaur halls in the U.S. Learn about the Americas’ indigenous peoples, explore energy development, and discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt. Houston Zoo - Discover playful bears, explore the world underwater, and watch as elephants make a splash. When you visit the Houston Zoo, you’re doing more than seeing these and the thousands of other animals. You’re lending a hand to help save animals in the wild. Kemah Boardwalk - Enjoy amusement rides, nine waterfront restaurants, shopping, midway games, live entertainment and weekend festivals. Brave the Bullet rollercoaster, ride the train and Ferris wheel, and plunge 140 feet on the Drop Zone. Children's Museum of Houston - At this playground for the mind, your children will harness the power of water as FlowWorks unleashes a tsunami of wet, wild fun; run an entire city at Kidtropolis; leap, jump, crawl and climb up PowerPlay; and create, concoct and invent their own gadgets in the Invention Convention. Rated #1 Children’s Museum by Parents magazine. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – Explore one of the largest museums in the U.S. The MFAH is home to nearly 70,000 works of art from around the world, from antiquity to the present. Take advantage of an ever-changing schedule brimming with activities and programs for all ages!

San Antonio: Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Flexible Date Ticket

6. San Antonio: Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Flexible Date Ticket

Have a fantastic day of fun at a part theme park, part water park at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Discover a mix of rollercoasters, kid-friendly rides and games, water park slides, live entertainment, and more. Ideal for all the family, there’s bound to be something for adrenaline-seekers and those looking for a more relaxed day out. Be like a superhero and soar with Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Rollercoaster. Immerse yourself in Gotham City on the 4D free-fly coaster BATMAN: The Ride. Or whizz, spin, and loop around Boomerang, Fireball, and Goliath as your heart pounds with excitement and adrenaline. Cool down on the various water rides and make a splash on the Bermuda Triangle Slide, Big Bender Raft Ride, Bamboo Chutes, and more. Or if you really want to chill out, take a relaxed ride on the lazy river. Dive in the Lonestar Lagoon, a wave pool shaped like the state of Texas. Kids will have no shortage of choices either with all the family-friendly rides throughout the park. Try the Bucakrooz, hop on Daffy’s School Bus Express, ride on Taz’s Tornado, and enjoy a day of fun with all of your favorite cartoon characters.

Grapevine: SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium General Admission

7. Grapevine: SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium General Admission

Embark on an underwater adventure and escape to a magical world at SEA LIFE Grapevine. Here, you’ll be offered a wave of underwater adventures with sea animals from around the globe. Encounter more than 5,000 sea creatures and learn about the diversity of marine life. Head to Stingray Bay and be amazed by these magnificent creatures. Then make your way to Rainforest Adventure and explore the mysterious world of the rainforest. Meet SEA LIFE’s two caimans, Mulder and Scully, or if you dare, venture through the Piranha Tunnel. Enter a kaleidoscope of color at Clownfish Caves where you’ll witness underwater cities teeming with fish that come in every shape, color, and pattern. Then learn more about the captivating jellyfish at Jellyfish Discovery and watch them dance through the water. Explore the awe-inspiring Ocean Tunnel where you can take a stroll under the sea. Make sure to enjoy the views as shoals of glittering fish flutter along beside you while sharks, rays, and two rescued green sea turtles, Thally and Eddie, glide over your head. Discover the Seahorse Temple and get up close to these mythical creatures as they grip at seagrass with their curly tails and suck up tiny shrimp with their straw-like snouts. Then make your way towards the Interactive Rockpools and see amazing rockpool creatures such sea stars, urchins, anemones, and more. After, get up close with the Moray eel, one of the most fascinating creatures at SEA LIFE Grapevine.

Dallas CityPASS®: Save 49% at 4 Top Attractions

8. Dallas CityPASS®: Save 49% at 4 Top Attractions

See fascinating science and history museums, incredible views from the Reunion Tower, amazing animals, important history and more with the Dallas CityPASS Dallas CityPASS includes admission to: Perot Museum of Nature and Science - Rev up your curiosity and put your brain to the test at the Perot Museum! Where else can you race against a virtual T. rex, touch a tornado, or battle your friends in a remote-control robot arena? With 11 hands-on exhibit halls to explore and a cutting-edge 3D theater, the Perot Museum offers a full day of discovery. Get ready to amaze your brain. Reunion Tower GeO-Deck - Experience breathtaking 360-degree views of Dallas from 470 feet up at the only indoor/outdoor observation deck in Dallas, featuring high-definition zoom cameras, interactive touch screens, telescopes, photo ops, and the Reunion Tower Constellation digital time capsule. Plus your choice of admission to 2 of the following attractions: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum - See an inspiring dedication that teaches the history of the Holocaust and works to "combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference.” The museum’s introspective exhibits are grouped into three main gallery spaces: The Shoah Wing, Human Rights Wing, and the Pivot to America Wing. Dallas Zoo - Go on an urban safari at Giants of the Savanna, where you can witness elephants, giraffes, and other African animals interact in a natural grassland setting. Feed a giraffe, watch a predator demo, and discover over 2000 fascinating animals that call the Dallas Zoo home. George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum - Get an in-depth, interactive peek inside the presidency of George W. Bush. In addition to extraordinary special exhibits, museum highlights include A Nation Under Attack, remembering the events of September 11, 2001; Life in the White House, a peek inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue; a massive, 360-degree LED screen showing multimedia films; and the hands-on Decision Points Theater.

SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio

9. SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio

Explore the magical underwater world at SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio. Immerse yourself in a tropical sea where sharks and rays swim overhead in 155,000 gallons of water. Be amazed by the underwater ocean tunnel. See the aquarium’s largest sharks and fish swim directly overhead for the ultimate shark selfie. Reach in and touch a chocolate chip sea star, sea anemones, hermit crabs, and more. Dive into a shipwreck to spot some of the most unique creatures at SEA LIFE San Antonio. Be mesmerized at a technicolor reef full of live corals, count the schooling bannerfish, and wave hello to beautiful coral fish. Optionally, you may choose to also experience the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio. Surround yourself with LEGO Bricks, take flight on Merlin's Apprentice ride, blast skeletons on Kingdom Quest ride, and see your favorite characters on screen.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio

10. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio

Discover the many LEGO attractions located at LEGOLAND Discovery Center San Antonio. Save the princess on an interactive journey during the Kingdom Quest adventure ride. See famous LEGO characters on the big screen, like The LEGO Movie™: A New Adventure, at the 4D LEGO Cinema. Go faster and higher on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride where you control an enchanted cart to conjure the sorcerer’s spell and soar into the sky. Explore MINILAND, a San Antonio cityscape made entirely out of LEGO Bricks – over 1.5 million to be exact. Build friendship in LEGO Friends Heartlake City and create new colorful additions to add to their growing town. Get a selfie with a LEGO Friend during the visit too. Create a LEGO racing car at the LEGO Build & Test and race vehicles on the test track for the quickest time. Select the option that includes SEA LIFE San Antonio and discover San Antonio’s only underwater ocean tunnel, come face to fin with sharks, and marvel at over 20 breathtaking exhibits.

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It was smaller than I expected and the tram tours take about an hour for the Blue tour but it doesn't feel like you see much, they are included in the ticket price so still worth taking.

Experience that left me speechless and now I share my stories. Childhood dream turned into reality. ✨

It was so nice. The tour guide Ben was funny and very knowledgeable. Made us want to move to Houston

Fun the family, great atmosphere. I would definitely recommend on a trip to the San Antonio area

Excellent museum, especially for space lovers! I wish it was closer to the city center.