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Kennedy Space Center Tickets in Kennedy Space Center, FL

State Road 405Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899  
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Overview

The NASA facility supporting Launch Complex 39, the John F. Kennedy Space Center is the largest operational launch to date. Its visitor complex offers exhibits, displays, attractions and artifacts from past spaceflights, as well as information about the future of human and robotic missions. Visitors can witness a rocket launch in person, meet a veteran astronaut, and watch a 3-D IMAX® space film.

Highlights

from Ashley, one of our Kennedy Space Center Travel Experts
  • Self-guided tour of Kennedy Space Center.
  • IMAX space films.
  • Kennedy Space Center bus tour.
  • Interactive space-flight simulators.
  • Special viewing are for rocket launches.
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis on-site.
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Good To Know

from Rosemarie, our Kennedy Space Center Market Manager
  • KSC bus tours are included with your admission. Grab a schedule when you walk into the park.
  • Get a chance to meet an astronaut and have your souvenir of choice autographed.
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Description

from 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 from 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.


Ticket Details:

Single Admission: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex admission includes a full day of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, the new Space Shuttle Atlantis, Shuttle Launch Experience®, Hubble 3D in IMAX® and Journey To Space 3D 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 Bus Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, the new Space Shuttle Atlantis, Shuttle Launch Experience®, Hubble 3D in IMAX® and Journey To Space 3D 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 daily 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 Kennedy Space Center Up-Close Tour: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex admission includes a full day of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, the new Space Shuttle Atlantis, Shuttle Launch Experience®, Hubble 3D in IMAX® and Journey To Space 3D films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted, Rocket Garden and many other interactive exhibits. Kennedy Space Center 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 sent space shuttles to the International Space Station. Guests will also have the chance catch a glimpse of the Vehicle Assembly Building (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 Saturn V moon rocket.


Parking fees: (not included in admission)
$5 Motorcycles
$10 Automobiles
$15 Oversized vehicles, motor homes or RVs
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Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center
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Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

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Marisel Perez Fleming Island, FL
1 Review
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"Amazing!!!"
Reviewed October, 2015
Super interesting place and much to learn!
Tip: Need time and have fun!

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Walter Bieniek Tamarac, FL
1 Review
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"Great Trip to KSC"
Reviewed October, 2015
I took my wife and 9yo son to the KSC, and we had a great time! I booked the KSC tickets through Reserve Orlando, and it was very easy. I went right to the will call window at KSC, and went in without a problem. Would recommend to friends and family.
Tip: It was hot going there in September. Wear sunscreen!

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f charles White CA
1 Review
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"Awesome Adventure"
Reviewed July, 2015
Amazing day, so much to see. Check out events before you go.
Tip: Get there as early as possible and do the bus ride first.

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Erma Cooksey Green Valley, IL
3 Reviews
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"Fun Education"
Reviewed July, 2015
The Kennedy Space Center is very informative. It was a fun educational trip for the adults as well as our 9 yr old grandson. One day was enough but you should arrive when it opens and stay until it closes. All the facilities are air conditioned but it was very hot going from building to building. The employees were very helpful and informative.
Tip: There wasn't a lot of food available when we were there. Some of the food carts were not open.

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Alda Lopes Moreira PT
1 Review
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"Kennedy Space Center"
Reviewed March, 2015
Everything went well, no queues, no problems. Perfect

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Reserve Orlando Customer Waynesboro, PA
1 Review
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"Impressive and Inspiring!"
Reviewed February, 2015
Excellent tour and fantastic exhibits. I visited the Kennedy Space center about 15 years ago and, not surprisingly, exhibits at the Center have changed considerably. There is much to see and it is well worth the price of admission.
Tip: Only regret is that many of us were turned away from seeing one of the IMAX films because the theater was full for the last showing. If you want to see both IMAX movies, I recommend planning other Space Center sightseeing around the available IMAX showings.

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Ted Poper CA
1 Review
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"KPC a Must See and Do!!"
Reviewed February, 2015
We were an adult group of 4, got to the KSC first thing in the morning using Reserve Orlando for our discounted tickets. We were checked through in 2 minutes and then spent the whole day till 5 pm visiting every exhibit. This a must wee see and do if your close by. One of the best tours and exhibits we have seen.
Tip: Use the whole day, if on a budget bring a pinic lunch, you can go out to your car and get back in by getting a hand stamp.

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Kamran Naveed Baltimore, MD
1 Review
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"Amazing place"
Reviewed February, 2015
Amazing place to visit and so many things to explore and experience at Kennedy space center. This was the first time I visted and planning to go back again cause I haven't explore everything available at Kennedy space center. Must visit if you wanna learn about space environment.
Tip: plan to spend all day if you willing to explore everything.Book tickets online to avoid ticket line

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Nick Wilson Medford, OR
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Verified Traveler
"Space Shuttle Atlantis is fantastic."
Reviewed February, 2015
The visitors center has done a fabulous job with the exhibits and there is something for everyone.
Tip: There is a lot to see, make sure you come early and consider additional days.

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julie kincheloe roseville, CA
1 Review
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"A completely awesome full day for kids and adults alike"
Reviewed February, 2015
What a fantastic day! We had no idea how full of activities this visit would be! We loved every minute, from the interactive displays to the 3D movie experiences to the bus tour to the launch pads and everything in between. We managed to do it in a day but it takes every bit of that. We think this attraction should be on every absolutely don't miss list there is. So glad we didn't miss this one!
Tip: This takes a full day, is suitable for kids 7 and above, there is food on site. Plan your activities accordingly as some exhibits are rotating with time limitations

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Marita Murphy Sycamore, IL
1 Review
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"Wonderful for families"
Reviewed January, 2015
We had such a great time at Kennedy Space Center. The bus tour was fantastic. Definitely the highlight of our trip to Florida.
Tip: plan to spend the day there. definitely take the bus tour.

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Karen Grigg Chapel Hill, NC
1 Review
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"Magical for children and adults alike!"
Reviewed January, 2015
Years ago, when this facility was called "Cape Canaveral", I came here with my parents. I was 3, and recall little but the intro film we saw before going to the exhibits. Years later, my husband and I decided to forgo one of our days at Disney World in order for her to learn a little bit about our space program, and all that we've accomplished. We were not disappointed. The introduction to Atlantis brought tears to our eyes, when we finally saw the real Atlantis. Our daughter enjoyed the Angry Birds exhibit, and we really enjoyed our tour to see the Saturn V Rocket. The shuttle launch simulator was a blast, and as fun as any of the rides at Disney World. We are definitely planning to return!

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Brianna Hill Tucson, AZ
2 Reviews
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"Kennedy Has Come a Long Way"
Reviewed January, 2015
My family and I have been visiting Kennedy Space Center for years and it was always a half day event for us. On our most recent visit a few months ago, we could not believe how much it has changed! The Atlantis Exhibit alone is simply jaw-dropping. It will give you goosebumps, literally! Guests can easily spend half a day just inside this new amazing exhibit. My kids loved the giant slide, simulator, and glass tube crawl experience (looking nearly 50 feet down - yikes)! A bus ride out to see the Saturn V Rocket is always a must. I have young kiddos, so they love to play in the playground near the Rocket Garden and play in the new Angry Birds exhibit. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is no longer a half day experience. Plan to get there early, and stay for the entire day because there is so much to do and see! And with Reserve Direct's great reduced rates, you can save on your visit as well. It is a must-do for your next central Florida vacation!
Tip: Guests are not allowed to bring lunches in, however you may leave them in your car and enjoy lunch out on one of the picnic benches at the entrance.

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Andrea Moore Vero Beach, GA
1 Review
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"Kennedy Space Center-I'm still pumped!"
Reviewed January, 2015
We'd lived an hour away for 12 years and never had gone to the Space Center. What a great day! You can see it all on one full day and the experiences are diverse, informative and educational, and fun. The history of space exploration made us realize what an amazing time we've lived in. The shuttle experience was awesome, worth the wait on line. The enormity of the rockets and launch mover were mind-blowing. One really wild fact: the entire mission control of the Mercury program, a room full of computer stations and screens, has less power than one smart phone! Amazing scientists have made this program a success!
Tip: Lunch was overpriced and not very good. Try to go on a weekday, off season, for lighter crowds.

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Pandikkannan Kannappan Tampa, FL
1 Review
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"Kennedy Space Center"
Reviewed January, 2015
It was really nice that we visited Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Got to see and learn more about planets and other objects in the universe. More in-depth picture for space lovers.
Tip: First complete the bus tour which takes almost 2 to 2.30 hours before seeing the other attractions

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jemclay

Lincoln, Maine

"Awesome for nerdy teens!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 01, 2016 NEW

We really enjoyed Kennedy. Our family found much to do, and the "basic" 40 minute bus tour with Wendell (from Portland, ME!) was very informative and entertaining . We will be back someday!

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FamilyTime1431

Weare, New Hampshire

"Awesome experience for families"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 01, 2016 NEW

This was a great place to visit. It was not crowded, and we received personalized attention from the great staff. We even met an astronaut, who offered great advise to our kids.

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ColinCox53

Sydney, Australia

"Great experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 01, 2016 NEW

Visited as part of a group with Gray Line and their Ultimate Space experience. The introduction to Bob Springer the Astronaut was very interesting. our guide advised us of the best times to visit certain attractions. It also included lunch with the same Astronaut. The displays are excellent.

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dutecht

Tallahassee, Florida

"This is a Must See if you're on vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 01, 2016 NEW

Go from mid October to early May for the best temperature. Take the bus ride to the Saturn V center early in the day to be less hurried.

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Los_Maestros

Midlothian

"Expensive Experience "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 30, 2016 NEW

The experience is very expensive but space exploration always has been, right? Just to park is $10. The admission ticket is already $50 for anyone over the age of 11. Then the tours by bus cost more, the cheapest being around $27 per person. We could not do that so we walked around the visitor's center. We saw some historical vehicles and rockets plus received some good information on each. The highlight though, and what saved the experience for me, was the Atlantis presentation. I'm not sure it makes the entire price of admission worth it, but it makes it easier to swallow. It really is well done. In fact the entire Atlantis building is fantastic. My family also took in a 45 minute IMAX movie on space exploration. The Atlantis building and IMAX are all covered in the admission price unlike the tours. The area is surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna, but most one can not see unless ones takes the bus tours. Overall if one is a space aficionado, a visit is a no-brain. However be aware of the expensive trip.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Do Kennedy Space Center tickets have an expiration date?
The single admission ticket is valid 120 days from the date of purchase. 

Do I need to call in advance to make a reservation?
For the Up-Close and Space Pass ticket type, you will need to call the phone number listed on your E-ticket voucher to confirm availability and set-up a tour time.

What does the single admission ticket at Kennedy Space Center include?
Admission tickets permit one entry to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to experience the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Shuttle Launch Experience, KSC General Bus Tour, Twin IMAX Theater 3-D Films, Special Viewing of Rocket Launches and Numerous Shows and Exhibits.

What are the Up-Close Tour options?
When you purchase the Up-Close Tour or Space Pass ticket type,  you can choose from 3 tour options. Note: reservations are required by calling in advance and confirming availability.

Choose from:
KSC Up-Close Explore Tours - Visit NASA's KSC Headquarters, disembark on the NASA Causeway, stop for photo's outside the 525-foot tall Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and drive around Launch Pad 39B. Your tour guide will share historical facts and insights about each stop and answer questions about the space program.

KSC Up-Close Launch Control Center Tour - Visit the famous Launch Control Center where more than 150 Apollo and space shuttle launches were supervised. Stand in the helm of Firing Room 4, look out from the elevated "Bubble Room," snap a photo at the desk of NASA's Launch Director, drive past the former space shuttle launch pads and much more. Throughout the tour, your guide will point out historical landmarks and give real time updates on what's happening at the KSC.

KSC Up-Close Cape Canaveral: Then & Now Tours - (limited availability Thurs - Sun). Visit Cape Canaveral Air Force Station where all current launches take place. See Launch Pad 26, Air Force Space & Missile Museum, Launch Complex 5/6, Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, Launch Complex 14, 19 and 34 and more. Your tour guide with share information about the sites visited and answer any questions.

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 $5.00 for motorcycles, $10 for automobiles 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 assistance

Are wheelchairs and strollers available?
Guests can purchase an all day wheelchair or stroller rental: Stroller $5.00 + tax; Wheelchair $10.00 + tax and Electric Scooter Rental $25 (limited).  Guests can also bring their own stroller, but note that only umbrella strollers are allowed on the bus tours.

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, Moon Rock Cafe, Space Dots, Rocket Fuel Food Truck 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.

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