About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Your Orlando vacation is not complete without a trip to Kennedy Space Center. Just 45 minutes from popular Orlando attractions and theme parks is NASA's launch headquarters, the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch.
Experience more on your vacation to Orlando with a daytrip to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where the sky isn't the limit: it's just the beginning.
MEET A LEGEND
After nearly 126 million miles of space travel, Space Shuttle Atlantis has landed at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. View every inch of this American icon as she hangs gracefully in midair. Nearby, dozens of exhibits and 60 interactive simulators immerse you in a true-to-life spaceflight experience.
TAKE HER FOR A SPIN
At Shuttle Launch Experience® you’ll strap in and experience the thrill of liftoff as you learn just what it feels like to launch into space aboard a shuttle traveling at 17,500 mph.
AND THAT’S ONLY THE BEGINNING
Make sure to watch Journey to Space 3D or Hubble 3D at the only back-to-back 3D IMAX® theatres in the world. Meet a real veteran astronaut at Astronaut Encounter. Visit the Rocket Garden, home to actual rockets of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. Then take the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, highlighted by a visit to the Apollo/Saturn V Center, where you’ll see the 363-foot-long Saturn V moon rocket, as well as fascinating artifacts from the early days of the space program.
Single Admission: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex admission includes a full day of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, the new Space Shuttle Atlantis, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® Hubble 3D and Journey To Space films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted, Rocket Garden and many other interactive exhibits.
Single Admission and Lunch with an Astronaut:Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex admission includes a full day of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, the new Space Shuttle Atlantis, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® Hubble 3D and Journey To Space films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted, Rocket Garden and many other interactive exhibits. Lunch with an Astronaut included. Lunch With an Astronaut is a delicious buffet offered every day of the week at 12:00 p.m. at the Visitor Complex. This popular program is highlighted with a speaking appearance by a veteran astronaut hero.
Single Admission and KSC Up-Close Tour: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex admission includes a full day of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, the new Space Shuttle Atlantis, Shuttle Launch Experience®, IMAX® Hubble 3D and Journey To Space films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted, Rocket Garden and many other interactive exhibits. KSC Up-Close Tour included KSC Up-Close tour includes photo opportunities of the giant structures that make up the world’s largest launch facility. Get an up-close look at the coastal launch pads that unleashed the power to put people on the moon and send space shuttles to the International Space Station. Guests will also have the chance catch a glimpse of the VAB where monstrous vehicles were assembled for launch, from the very first Saturn V rocket in the late 1960s to the very last space shuttle, STS-135 Atlantis, among other areas specific to the history of the space program. The tour culminates at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, home of the largest rocket ever built – a 363-foot long moon rocket.
New at Kennedy Space Center
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is introducing it's newest movie to the I-Max Theater.
Journey To Space which is narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart, walks you through the story of our Shuttle Program and all it's accomplishments, including launching and repairing the Hubble Telescope and assembly of the International Space Station. Journey to Space will then take you
through the bold new plans to capture an Asteroid and a real life scenario of launching and living on the ultimate destination of Mars. We are welcoming you on our Journey to Space. Journey to Space is now open in the I-max theater. (*Replacing Space Station 3D)
Parking fees: (not included in admission)
$15 Oversized vehicles, motor homes or RVs
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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Frequently Asked Questions
Do Kennedy Space Center tickets have an expiration date?Your Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex ticket is valid for 120 days from the "Visit Date" you selected. If you are unsure of your visit date, please select the earliest possible date in your itinerary.What does the single admission ticket at Kennedy Space Center include?Admission tickets permit one entry to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and provide a second day free for use at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame if used within seven days of first use. The daily admission includes Space Shuttle Atlantis, Shuttle Launch Experience, General Bus Tour, Twin IMAX Theater 3-D Films, Special Viewing of Rocket Launches and Numerous Shows and Exhibits.How long should visitors plan to stay at KSC Visitor Complex?
Kennedy Space Complex is a full-day experience, so plan on spending 6-8 hours.Why is there a charge at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex?
The KSC Visitor Complex is not tax supported. It is self-sufficient, funded entirely through visitor revenues, and operated for NASA by Delaware North Park Services of Spaceport (DNPSS) as a commercially viable enterprise that enables the telling of the NASA story without cost to the taxpayer.How much does parking cost?
There is a parking fee of $10.00 for automobiles/motorcycles and $15.00 for RV’s and trailers. Motorcoaches (Busses) and group transportation vans are free.Is the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex wheelchair accessible?
Yes, it is. Many of our tour buses are also outfitted to accommodate wheelchairs. In addition, a separate van is available for people who require special assistanceAre wheelchairs and strollers available? Guests can purchase an all day wheelchair or stroller rental: Stroller $5.00 + tax; Wheelchair $10.00 + tax. Guests can also bring their own stroller, but note that only umbrella strollers are allowed on the bus tours. How much do the bus tours cost?
The bus tours are included with the price of admission.How long are the bus tours?
The Kennedy Space Center Tour is self-guided and allows guests to spend as much time as they like at the LC 39 Observation Gantry and the Apollo/Saturn V Center. The average guest plans to spend two to two-and-a-half hours for the full tour. Departure times vary with thehours of operation. Be sure to check the Daily Schedule upon arrival to the Visitor Complex for departure and ending times.Where can we find something to eat?
Early NASA astronauts squeezed food from toothpaste-like tubes, but at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests will fare much better. Orbit Café, G-Force Grill and Milky Way are just a few of the Visitor Complex's space-themed eateries featuring tasty dishes ranging from burgers and fries to salads. You can even have Lunch With an Astronaut. While enjoying a gourmet meal, guests will listen to a briefing from one of the few who has flown in space. Limited seating allows time for individual photos, autographs and/or the opportunity to take questions from participants.