Kennedy Space Center is like an Orlando-style space-travel theme park - only it's real! It's a great day out for the whole family, and only 45 minutes from Orlando. You'll need to plan on spending at least a full day to explore NASA's launch headquarters, located on a huge island wildlife refuge eight times the size of Manhattan.
- Kennedy Space Center admission
- Choose the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Admission option or go for the Space Pass
- Both options include tour of NASA's launch headquarters, the Shuttle Launch Experience, two IMAX films, all shows and exhibits, and Astronaut Hall of Fame
- Space Pass Plus also includes lunch with an astronaut and the Kennedy Space Center up-close tour
- Admission and Space Pass Plus can be used over two consecutive days
Recent Photos of this Tour
Capsula EspacialPhoto by: humbertoschuch03 2013
Saturn V exhibitPhoto by: Anonymous09 2011
3, 2, 1Photo by: Anonymous09 2011
Launch AreaPhoto by: Anonymous09 2011
Rocket Ship GardenPhoto by: Anonymous09 2011
Old Space SuitsPhoto by: Anonymous09 2011
BusPhoto by: Anonymous09 2011
Really old space gearPhoto by: Anonymous09 2011
CrocPhoto by: Anonymous09 2011
Astronaut Hall of FamePhoto by: KatjaIreland, 05 2011
KCS - Rocket GardenPhoto by: KatjaIreland, 05 2011
The Hardman Family visiting ...Photo by: Richard J H08 2010
Appreciating the size and ...Photo by: Richard J H08 2010
Enjoying the interactive ...Photo by: Richard J H08 2010
To Infinity and Beyond !Photo by: Lynda FUSA, 02 2010
Going to the moonPhoto by: Lars Urban NUSA, 01 2010
Choose admission to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, or go for the Space Pass.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Admission
This includes the Kennedy Space Center tour of NASA's launch headquarters, Shuttle Launch Experience, astronaut encounter, two IMAX films (Space Station 3-D and Magnificent Desolation), all shows and exhibits, and a visit to the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. This pass allows you entrance into the Astronaut Hall of Fame over two within a seven day period.
Space Pass Plus: Available for a Limited Time with Limited Space!
This package gives you everything in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Admission, plus you can have lunch with an astronaut and take the Kennedy Space Center up-close tour and visit the vehicle assembly building to see where rockets are built (reservations required). The pass can also be used over two consecutive days within a seven day period.
Please see below for all attraction descriptions.
Attractions at Kennedy Space Center include:
Kennedy Space Center Tour - Board a fleet of 44 air-conditioned buses and observe first hand the Apollo/Saturn V Center and the LC-39 Observation Gantry. Guided bus tours depart each day from 9:30am (seasonal), and run continuously throughout the day. Also on tour is the acclaimed Apollo Saturn V Center, where guests can relive the days of America's moon landings by experiencing a simulated launch from mission control, viewing a real 363 foot long Saturn V moon rocket and taking a front row seat as man takes his first steps on the moon.
Astronaut Encounter - Guests to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will have the opportunity to meet a real astronaut every day. This innovative program consists of question and answer sessions, mission briefings, video footage space artifacts and personal stories of space travel as told by those who have lived it.
IMAX Theatres - Two different larger than life films take you on an awe-inspiring journey into space on screens over five stories tall. Dramatic footage, photographed in space by the astronauts, give each of the IMAX films an exciting 'you are there' feeling.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame - Located at the entrance of Kennedy Space Center, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame houses the world's largest collection of astronaut memorabilia, exhibits and tributes. Realistic training simulators allow you to feel the pressure of four times the force of gravity, ride a river across Mars, and land a Space Shuttle.
Lunch with an Astronaut - This meal opportunity, currently offered every day of the week at 12:00pm at the Visitor Complex, includes a banquet style lunch with a speaking appearance by a real Astronaut. The popular program incorporates a fun highlight video of Astronauts living and working in space, a brief oration on his/her thoughts and individual time with each family for Q&A and photos. The meal is topped off by a wonderful selection of desserts. Program runs approximately 1.5 hour. (Reservations required)
Kennedy Space Center Up-Close Tour - Tour features an inside view of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). You'll be able to walk along the Transfer Aisle, used to move elements of rockets among the building's four High Bays, and possibly see a space shuttle orbiter being prepared for display in their new homes. Other sites on the KSC Up-Close Tour include the NASA Causeway, A/B Camera Stop and the amazing Apollo/Saturn V Center.
Reviewed by Regina M, April 2013
i booked on line the night before the trip. when i called to confirm my reservation with the space center reservation line, they had no record of my reservation. the two systems were not in sync but the space center reservationist saved the day. other than that the trip was well worth the money spent.
Reviewed by Sue, April 2013
This was a fantastic visit. As someone old enough to remember most of the early orbits of the moon and the first moon landing it was amazing to see first hand the clothing, control room and bits of hardware from the time. It was an awe inspiring trip.
The Astronauts Hall of Fame was quite humbling. The whole place was definitely thought-provoking. I am so glad I went.