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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...

    We had a great time at the Space Center enjoying all the exhibits and learning so much! We had a fun time on the blue tram and the whole family enjoyed the experience. We stayed 3.5 hours but could have stayed for 5.

  • San Antonio: SEA LIFE Aquarium & LEGOLAND Discovery Center

    2. San Antonio: SEA LIFE Aquarium & LEGOLAND Discovery Center

    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.

    Perfect indoor activity for a hot day in San Antonio with kiddos! Interactive and fun, educational, hands on experience. A little difficult to find as it’s located inside a mall, but once you’re inside there’s signage to direct you. Would go again!

  • San Antonio: Saturday Night Rodeo General Admission Ticket

    3. San Antonio: Saturday Night Rodeo General Admission Ticket

    Upon arrival, you will be directed onto the rodeo grounds for a true Texas experience, where you can enjoy delicious Texas BBQ while sipping a cold drink, all the while taking in some good ol' country music. Roam around the Western-themed grounds where you'll find vendors selling cowboy hats, leather goods, jewelry, and more. If an adrenaline rush is what you're after, the mechanical bull lets you put your bull-riding skills to the test. Try your best to hang on for 8 seconds. A life-size, stuffed bucking bull makes for perfect photo opportunities during your visit. After all the food and fun, make your way into the covered arena for a professional rodeo, including an opening ceremony, horse-drawn chuck wagon and longhorn cattle entrance, award-winning drill team, a presentation of the flags, bull riding, team-roping and barrel-racing speed events, mutton busting and calf scrambling fo...

  • 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 Int...

    This was our 1st activity in Houston and it was well worth it. We kept saying we saw that on our tour.

  • LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth

    5. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth

    Discover the many LEGO attractions at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth. Hop aboard a royal chariot on 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 families control an enchanted cart to conjure the sorcerer’s spell. Explore MINILAND, a Dallas/Fort Worth cityscape made entirely out of over 1.5 million LEGO Bricks. Create a LEGO racing car at the LEGO Build & Test center and race vehicles on the test track for the quickest time. Blast off into Space Mission, an intergalactic building experience, and watch a LEGO rocket go into outer space complete with billowing smoke. Explore alien planets built entirely out of thousands of LEGO bricks. Build friendship in LEGO Friends Heartlake City and create new colorful additions to add to ...

  • Houston: Space Explorer Pass

    6. Houston: Space Explorer Pass

    Spend your day learning about space and space exploration at two different attractions in Houston. Visit Space Center Houston to learn more about the NASA Mission and astronaut training. Explore space at the Burke Baker Planetarium, which offers an unprecedented immersive experience with a best-in-class projection system.  Space Center Houston features more than 400 space artifacts including the world's largest collection of moon rocks and lunar samples. As the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, guests are taken behind the scenes to see NASA Mission Control, International Space Station Mission Control, and areas used for astronaut training. At the Burke Baker Planetarium, the newly updated Digitar 6 system enables our visitors to fly through the universe, experience the vastness of space, roam planetary surfaces, navigate asteroid fields, and watch the latest fulldom...

  • Houston: 1-Day or 3-Day Museum Pass

    7. Houston: 1-Day or 3-Day Museum Pass

    Explore 8 of Houston's most exciting museums including the Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Health Museum, Houston Children's Museum, Holocaust Museum Houston, Asia Society Texas Center, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, Czech Center Museum Houston, and The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park. Houston is known for many incredible museums. Choose a 1-day pass to see some of your favorites, or select a 3-day option for more time to visit them all. This pass is activated upon first use and valid for the days you've selected.

  • Houston Tour and Aquarium Ticket

    8. Houston Tour and Aquarium Ticket

    Hop on board these unique open top buses to discover the best of this amazing city, with breathtaking views of the modern energy capitol of the world. Houston is the largest city in the south and it offers its visitors a great variety of attractions, magnificent architecture, historic places, and landmarks. See many of these on this hop-on hop-off tour. Tours start every morning at 10:00am from the Texan Cowboy themed Visitors Center. In addition, at the Downtown Aquarium, you can discover an amazing collection of marine life, exhibits, rides, and attractions.

  • The Ghosts of San Antonio Walking Tour

    9. The Ghosts of San Antonio Walking Tour

    Experience the spooky side of San Antonio with this Ghosts of San Antonio tour, a ghost-themed tour with over 6 months of preparation and research put into it. Visit San Antonio's haunted spots while learning about the city's scary history. Prepare for a spooky time as you walk to the historically significant, and scary, buildings in the city. Discover the sinister history of ghosts and hauntings in San Antonio, and dive back to the dark days of the old Wild West. Experience a chilling tour that’s great for the whole family.

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What people are saying about Texas

I cannot express how much fun the space center is. There is so much to see and learn. The children can even become certified astronauts. There is a moon rock wall. The space rockets are humongous. You are able to take photos with the rocket launch engines, which are so big.

We had a great time at the Space Center enjoying all the exhibits and learning so much! We had a fun time on the blue tram and the whole family enjoyed the experience. We stayed 3.5 hours but could have stayed for 5.

Kept teenagers entertained! Go early and plan to spend a good 6-7 hours. Recommend White & Blue tours ( the red is a partial duplicated of blue tour).

Was a great experience, perfect spot for family activities

It is quite educative and informative for explorers.