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Our Family Trip to the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston (with photos)

We spent about five days in the Houston area, visiting my father-in-law and stepmother-in-law (is that an actual term?), and just doing some fun family stuff.  Our first trip was to NASA, where we obtained a "City Pass", which was $34 for adults and $24 for kids.  The passes are valid for nine days from the date of purchase, and they enable you to see a few other places as part of the one-time fee. 

In our case, we used our passes to visit the downtown aquarium, the Houston Zoo, and the Museum of Fine Arts.  Kids under four get in free for all of these places, so I figured $116 wasn't too bad to see four places as a family.  I will write a separate post for the other places, rather than cramming all of the photos into this post.

Our NASA trip was fun overall, but I do think they really need to work on the logistics of the "behind the scenes" tour, since we were standing outside for a full hour with three kids, then the tour lasts about an hour and 45 minutes WITH NO RESTROOMS.  Regardless, it was cool to see mission control and the astronaut training building, along with a giant rocket in a warehouse laid on its side in pieces.  I had no concept of how large they really are until that day.

Here are a handful of photos from our NASA day:


































We left pretty tired that day.  I hope to share some more photos of our trip in a subsequent post soon.  Right now, my two-year-old needs help reading a book, so I must go.

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