News Release

Visitors’ Great Reviews Earn Space Center Houston A Top TripAdvisor® Award

HOUSTON, May 28, 2015 – Excellent reviews from visitors around the world have earned Space Center Houston a 2015 “Certificate of Excellence” as a top performing museum from the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor®.

Just last month the center received the “Bravo!” award from TripAdvisor for achieving more than 900 “excellent” reviews.

“We are honored to receive the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ award because it shows we are meeting our goal to provide an experience that exceeds our guests’ needs and expectations,” said Richard E. Allen Jr., president and chief executive officer at Space Center Houston. “Our visitors went the extra mile to review the museum and provide us with valuable feedback.”

The accolade celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given to establishments that consistently achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. The center uses feedback from TripAdvisor reviewers to evaluate its operations and make adjustments to improve the guest experience.

The travel site honors are a testament to the center’s commitment to provide exceptional service to the more than 800,000 guests who visit annually. In 2014, the center was recognized with its first “Certificate of Excellence” award.

With more than 400 space artifacts, visitors come from all over the world to view the largest collection of space artifacts in the Southwestern United States. Space Center Houston is a living museum where visitors can touch a real moon rock and tour NASA, where astronauts train for missions. To assist visitors with planning their trips, the center has a comprehensive visitor information Web page with recommended itineraries, helpful tips and more at www.spacecenter.org/visitor.

Tickets at the door range from $18.95 for children to $23.95 for adults. Discounts are available for seniors and active military. Purchasing tickets online saves $3, or buy a Space Center Houston membership for as little as $26.95 and return free as often as you like during the year with free parking, special events and much more. For more information on Space Center Houston, visit www.spacecenter.org.

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The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit space museum with an extensive science education program. The cornerstone of its science education mission is Space Center Houston, which USA Today called “The Big Draw” in the greater Houston area with more than 800,000 visitors annually and a $45 million economic impact on the greater Houston area. Space Center Houston is Houston’s first and only Smithsonian Affiliate and the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center.  The center draws more than 100,000 teachers and students annually from around the world. For more information, go to www.spacecenter.org.

SOURCE: Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc.

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