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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Address: 4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena, CA 91109
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+1 818-354-4321

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Interesting Tour

The tour guide was very enthusiastic and covered quite a bit of information. I would have preferred to have a bit more time to view some of the exhibits since the exhibits had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark H
Laurel, Maryland
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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide was very enthusiastic and covered quite a bit of information. I would have preferred to have a bit more time to view some of the exhibits since the exhibits had things concerning the space program that I would not be able to see anywhere else. There was only a slight scheduling snafu which seemed to annoy our... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We scheduled a trip to LA around successfully getting tickets to attend JPL's annual open house event, and it did not disappoint. If you are a space geek, this is a great event because you get behind the scenes access in nearly all of the buildings and get to speak with the actual scientists and student researchers. Tickets go fast,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Having grown up through the 60's and 70's I was familiar with the JPL so when I found out tours are available I jumped at the chance to visit. The tour takes in mission control, assembly building and the museum. The guide is very knowledgeable and questions encouraged. It's a city or campus depending on your view and 6000 people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

If you like all things in outer space this is the place to learn and explore what we are doing in the sky above our heads. They offer tours where you can learn about past missions and see whats going on for our future. Take the time one afternoon and stimulate your mind with some way out future stuff.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I you are interested in the space program, this place is for you. It is the place where numerous NASA space vehicles have been designed and built, including the Mars rovers. If you want to visit, they only accept outsiders once a week, and you have to reserve your visit on their website weeks in advance. Once accepted, you will... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This morning I took a DayTripper bus load to of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at CalTech in the La Cañada Flintridge area near Pasadena, CA. They call the tour “a journey of discovery” and it truly is because we were able to get an inside look at current space exploration activities on a 2½-hour walking tour of the facility.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has so many missions going on, most notably the Mars2020 rover. It is home of the Deep Space Network (DSN) so it is considered the "center of the universe" because anything and everything man-made in space communicates with Earth via the DSN. There are also many Earth-observing satellites being designed and built here. Currently, JPL... More 

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South East England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Brilliant 2+ hour tour of the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab at Pasadena. Chance to see behind the scenes in their clean labs where the rockets are made and visit the launch control room. Tour guides really knowledgeable and no need to swot up on your physics before you go - they never make you feel stupid. A hidden gem and... More 

1 Thank Diana B
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I participated in a tour of JPL recently as a member of our business team. The relevance of the JPL team efforts were clearly understood by our team. The profound impact was evident in our debriefing that occurred the following week. Whether a family or a business outing, there is profound impact to be realized in debriefing the experience subsequent... More 

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We, a nerdy family of four with 12- and 14-year-old children, all loved the JPL tour. It was really so much more interesting and entertaining than I expected. The tour guides were great and there were a number of exhibits that were very well designed for visitors. If you have any interest in space exploration, and are old enough to... More 

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