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Discover Houston wheelchair accessible attractions, things to do, city guides, tours and activities for disabled travelers including Space Center Houston. Read our informative accessibility reviews and ratings of popular Houston attractions and destinations to learn which attractions are wheelchair accessible and wheelchair friendly, as well as which locations Jim recommends should be avoided by travelers in wheelchairs.

Space Center Houston is the official visitor center of the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center—the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) center for human spaceflight activities—located in Houston. Currently, the facility is operated by the nonprofit Manned Spaceflight Educational Foundation Incorporated with design input from Walt Disney Imagineering and designed by award-winning experience designer Bob Rogers (designer) and the design team BRC Imagination Arts.

Transportation access
All trams and Level 9 tour buses are equipped with lifts. Guests may request this service from a crew member at the boarding location.

Center access
All Space Center Houston theaters, exhibits and attractions are wheelchair-accessible, including Lunch with an Astronaut and Independence Plaza. All theaters have ground-level entrances.

Restrooms throughout the center are accessible for guests with disabilities.

City Attraction Wheelchair Accessible:          Yes
Fully Accessible Entry:                                      Yes
Accessible Restrooms Onsite:                          Yes
Restrictive Steps:                                                No Restrictive Steps

Jim’s Accessibility Comments:

The Houston Space Center is fully wheelchair accessible. There are accessible trams, elevators, parking, restrooms and no restrictive steps.

Independence Plaza is fully accessible and it includes the NASA 905 shuttle carrier aircraft, and the the giant plane. It is the world’s only shuttle mounted on an SCA and the only one allowing the public to enter both. And they’re wheelchair accessible.

The Space Center is located about 1 hour 20 minutes southeast of Houston, but if you visit Houston you should consider this fun and educational excursion.