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Kennedy Space Center Tours

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The Kennedy Space Center has been hurtling humans and shuttles into space since 1968 and is still a primary site for NASA launches. Parts of the sprawling campus are open to the public with daily tours offering opportunities to interact with real astronauts, test your skills with a simulated space flight, and see artifacts from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs.


The Basics 

The campus is made up of several “mission zones,” all accessible with admission. See the Rocket Garden, filled with historic engine replicas and full-size Titan rockets; the Space Shuttle Atlantis; and the Early Space Exploration Hall, where you’ll find hands-on exhibits highlighting the pioneers of spaceflight and the global race to the moon. On-site bus tours depart every 15 minutes and narrate a two-hour route to several launch sites, including those used by the techy space explorers at SpaceX, and the Apollo/Saturn V Center, where you can navigate astronaut artifacts and walk beneath a 363-foot (110-meter) rocket from the Saturn V mission. Visit on a day trip from Orlando, or opt for an Ultimate Space Pass that includes a tour of NASA’s launch headquarters, lunch with an astronaut, two IMAX movies, the Shuttle Launch Experience, and free time to experience the center’s exhibits and galleries.


Things to Know Before You Go

  • There’s lots to see and do at Kennedy Space Center, so plan on spending a full day here.
  • The space center one of the most popular family attractions in Florida.
  • The bus tour is included in general admission but stops running 2.5 hours before closing time.
  • Choose a helicopter tour over the Kennedy Space Center for a bird’s-eye view of the sprawling facility.


How to Get to the Kennedy Space Center

The Kennedy Space Center visitor complex is adjacent to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Titusville, 45 minutes from Orlando by car, on the eastern side of the Intracoastal Waterway. There is no public transit to the center, but several tours include transport to the Space Center from Orlando. There’s plenty of on-site parking, though only multi-day tickets include the cost of parking.


When to Get There

Because there’s so much to do, it’s best to arrive as close to the daily 9am opening time as possible. Closing times vary seasonally between 6pm and 8pm. The center is seldom crowded (except on launch days), but you can avoid large field trip groups by visiting on a weekend.


How to See a Rocket Launch From the Kennedy Space Center

To count down and feel the rumble of lift-off just a few miles away from a real launching rocket, you’ll have to time your visit just right, as only a handful take place each year. The visitor center offers the closest viewing stations for shuttles and rockets blasting off from the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral, and has four designated spots for lawn chairs (some of the spaces require tickets, which typically go on sale two weeks prior to launch).

Address: SR 405 between Range Road & East Avenue SW, Titusville, Florida, USA
Hours: Daily 9am–5pm
Admission: Varies
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Orlando

star-4
Great time.
Albert_B
, Jul 2020
Very informative,, it shows just how far we have came in a short time, it makes me very proud to say I’m from the us. I will recommend others an all ready have.
star-5
We were so close to watching a live launch but weather interested in the last 10 minutes.
Richard_G
, Jul 2020
My husband, kids and I really enjoyed walking around and seeing firsthand the rockets and shuttles launched into space, the history behind the launches and all that it takes to explore our solar system!
star-5
Mars will be the next step
Ronan_D
, Jul 2020
It was so interesting. Even if the half of the events were closed by the Covid 19. Great experience !

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Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral Admission TicketAttraction Tickets

Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral Admission Ticket

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Visit a landmark of space exploration with admission to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, the launch site for some of America’s most important missions. Your ticket to the Kennedy Space Center includes access to the Space Shuttle 'Atlantis,' a bus tour of the grounds, an astronaut encounter, and the chance to try a shuttle simulator and virtual moonwalk.
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Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from OrlandoDay Trips

Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport from Orlando

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Take an out-of-this-world day trip to the awe-inspiring Kennedy Space Center from Orlando. Spend hours exploring the NASA world-class facility, launchpads, and rocket exhibits like Saturn V. You have a chance to participate in the simulated Shuttle Launch Experience, see stellar IMAX films, and get first-hand space stories at Astronaut Encounter. Upgrade to have lunch with a veteran astronaut and other sightseeing experiences.
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Kennedy Space Center Tour

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Experience the greatest space adventure on Earth at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Choose from several tour options. Walk under the largest rocket ever flown. Take a virtual moon walk. Meet a veteran NASA astronaut. Stand nose-to-nose with Space Shuttle Atlantis and try the thrilling Shuttle Launch Experience. Explore all the fascinating interactive exhibits and check out awe-inspiring 3D films. Upgrade for a 30-minute airboat ride on the St. Johns River or add the Ultimate Space Experience and enjoy lunch with an astronaut plus an in-depth, up-close bus tour.
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Experience two popular tours in one day on this guided Kennedy Space Center and Central Florida Everglades Airboat Safari from Orlando. First, look for alligators and other wildlife while discovering Florida’s swamplands on a thrilling airboat adventure. Then, visit the Kennedy Space Center for hours of touring the exhibits, including NASA’s launch headquarters, the Space Shuttle Atlantis and more. Pickup and drop-off from select Orlando hotels included.
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Kennedy Space Center ExpressDay Trips

Kennedy Space Center Express

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Visit the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral with an express bus shuttle service that includes an exclusive welcome from a real NASA astronaut. Your admission ticket also grants access to the space simulator Shuttle Launch Experience, an IMAX film screening, the rocket garden, and the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Skip the hassles of driving and parking with direct round-trip transportation provided from ICON 360 Plaza in Orlando.
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Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transportation from Orlando

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Explore the history and science of America's space program. See the actual space shuttle Atlantis in person. Explore the Saturn V Center with the rocket that took man to the moon on display. Tour the facility by bus and upgrade your ticket to Dine with an astronaut or enhance your bus tour. Highlights: Tour NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Enhance your experience with many upgrade options Travel with ease, from select Orlando locations with the Disney, I-Drive and Universal Corridor Great activity for the entire family Important: This tour requires a minimum amount of passengers to commence. If the minimum number of passengers is not reached within 48 hours of the tour date you will be contacted to either receive a full refund or reschedule to another date.
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Kennedy Space Center Ultimate Experience: Dine with an Astronaut and Up-Close Tour with Transport from OrlandoDay Trips

Kennedy Space Center Ultimate Experience: Dine with an Astronaut and Up-Close Tour with Transport from Orlando

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Witness the epicenter of American space exploration on a trip to the awe‐inspiring Kennedy Space Center from Orlando. While away the hours exploring rocket exhibits such at the massive Saturn V, participating in simulations, taking in stellar IMAX films and more at this world‐class visitor center. Your unlimited access pass includes lunch with a veteran astronaut and is great for the whole family!
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Kennedy Space Center Deluxe Experience: Lunch with an Astronaut and Up-Close Tour

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Get the full Kennedy Space Center Experience with this deluxe 10-hour package from Orlando, including lunch with an astronaut. Explore the space center and get up close to the Space Shuttle Atlantis. Dig in to a buffet lunch and watch a presentation from an astronaut, followed by an opportunity for photos and autographs. Board a bus for the DISCOVER KSC tour, which makes a circuit of former launch pads and the Saturn V Center. All activities and round-trip transportation from select Orlando hotels are included.
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Kennedy Space Center Day Tour with Airboat Ride from OrlandoDay Trips

Kennedy Space Center Day Tour with Airboat Ride from Orlando

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Explore outer space and the South Florida swamp during this 10-hour trip from Orlando. At the Kennedy Space Center, meet an astronaut, then go on to explore the visitor complex and hear about the United States' space travel history. Then hop on an airboat for a 30-min ride up the St Johns River. Glide across the surface of the swamp, watching out for local plant and animal life along the way. All entrance fees, activities and round-trip transportation from select Orlando hotels are included.
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Kennedy Space Center Small Group VIP Experience

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Meet an astronaut and get a special VIP IMAX showing on this small-group tour at the Kennedy Space Center. Learn about the science and history of the space program during a guided tour in the first part of the day, then explore on your own time for the rest of your time there. Round-trip transportation from the Orlando area means no need to rent a car.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Kennedy Space Center hours of operation?
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Kennedy Space Center hours of operation: Daily 9am–5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Kennedy Space Center tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Kennedy Space Center can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 12 Kennedy Space Center tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Kennedy Space Center 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Kennedy Space Center costs USD 59.99. Guided Kennedy Space Center tours start around USD 59.99 per person. See all 12 Kennedy Space Center tickets and tours on Viator.
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