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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena, CA 91109-8001
+1 818-354-4321
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It’s a great tour. Other reviews cover all the details. If you love space exploration then this... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
pekotime
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Las Vegas
Fascinating Exhibits and Lectures

From time to time JPL scientists provide lectures for free about their work. The Von Karman series... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Katrina1222
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Pasadena, California
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“open house” (39 reviews)
“mission control” (20 reviews)
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4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena, CA 91109-8001
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+1 818-354-4321
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

It’s a great tour. Other reviews cover all the details. If you love space exploration then this is for you. Get online and follow directions. It took us a few tries to secure spots on a tour and they’re booked months ahead but it’s well...More

4  Thank pekotime
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

From time to time JPL scientists provide lectures for free about their work. The Von Karman series is excellent - generally every other month on Thursday evenings. The mueseum section is outstanding. Want to see a life size replica of one of their Space Missions?...More

3  Thank Katrina1222
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

JPL has been involved in the development of our space technology. The campus is massive with over 30 buildings. You see some of the actual space modules. The tour is very insightful and is an excellent tour for all ages. Note - you need to...More

2  Thank DMUH
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

One the to-go places in the world, let alone California. Can't miss this. Unless you can't stand science!

Thank Salvatore F
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

All of the United States' robotic space exploration funnels through JPL. The spacecraft are conceived of, designed, and assembled here. The mission control teams are all here. The Deep Space Network of radio dishes in the US, Spain, and Australia are all controlled from here....More

Thank Steven L
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Great place to tour inside and out. The gardens around the area are lovely with roaig deer. FUn tour.

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

JPL runs NASA's outer planets and Earth observation programs, in addition to many technology and robotic projects. The work they do is amazing, and the scientific return is overwhelming compared with the human space program. You be amazed if you visit. NOTE CAREFULLY: They now...More

1  Thank RGGBeatty
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Public tour just perfect. The guide was so well informed and made it both easy and interesting. If you have the time this is a must but reservations need to made months in advance. See it all from the control rooms for the rocket shots...More

1  Thank 6sandy6
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

As others have said this is great insight into space exploration and anyone with the slightest interest should make the effort. The tour presents a brief history of JPL's role in space exploration and includes visits to the Vehicle Assembly Building and Mission Control (or...More

Thank Peter0749
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I joined the ~2hr public tour, which needed reservation well in advance. This site is a 'must-go' if you are interested in space exploration. While some of the exhibit displays look like a museum (they all looked stunning, btw), this place is where research and...More

Thank Albert L
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Meenapriya T
8 April 2018|
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i think so but you should ask them be email directly
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MelitaAnn
21 February 2017|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
Unless you will literally be in the area, not sure you would find the gift shop worth going out of your way for. It is rather small.Since it is a closed facility, you cannot walk around and I am not sure if the gift center... More
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dalevanstratten
25 January 2017|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
The web site says that tours need to be scheduled 3 weeks in advance so not why you believe it to be 6 months unless it is because they usually get reserved about 6 months in advance. However, to answer your question about... More
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