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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.


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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
$50.00
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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.
  • U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.
  • 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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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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
1 Review
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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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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Betszeglin

Bellmore, New York

"A very enjoyable day. Lots to see and learn"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 05, 2016 NEW

We loved everything about the day. The bus tour was great and we loved seeing the Atlantis. We saw two great Imax movies and both were informative and entertaining. There was a lot to see and do in the complex. We spent about 6 hours here and enjoyed it all. We thought it was a little pricey when we bought the tickets, but it was well worth the money.

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Marcelo P

Campinas, SP

"Awesome"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 05, 2016 NEW

As an engineer, KSC was the place that most impressed me in my whole life! It is fantastic to see the history of space adventure. Kids also had a nice day. No more words.....

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Tom B

Quad-Cities

"Plenty to do and see here"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 05, 2016 NEW

This is a must see if you are in the area or it could be your major destination on a vacation. We did the two day pass and found that made our visit more enjoyable since we did not have to rush through and we did see every think. Recommend the IMAX movies and the Atlantis shuttle exhibit as must sees. the space launch experience is overrated but if you have time get in line a see for yourself.

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Susan H

Fall Branch, Tennessee

"Touring"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 05, 2016 NEW

Lots to add see and do! Could easily spend two days exploring everything! Two imax movies, lots of hands on things and the Atlantis shuttle is amazing. We need to go back to finish seeing everything!

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gvs951

UK

"An updated attraction worth a fresh visit if you have not been for some time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 04, 2016 NEW

It's been several years since we visited KSC. Since then, it has undergone substantial change. The facility is now more like a theme park, with better display and explanations of the "attractions". There is the tour of the site - you get a historic view of the space race and age, with technology insights as well as a guide to the wildlife. Yes, it's a nature reserve as well. If you don't see a 'gator, ask for your money back! The Imax theatre remains impressive. The new star is Atlantis - one of the preserved shuttles. This is very cleverly incorporated into a show that starts off your tour and once you get access to the shuttle story, you will realise how much we all took for granted. We really did live through an incredible age of change. On the wider front - plenty of facilities, good eating facilities - much better than last time. For the future, the Hall of Fame is moving here to bring all the space exhibits to one site. The new commercial space initiatives are not neglected. There is a good overview of how these new activities of Spacex and Boeing will use the launch sites and how they will work with NASA. I could go on, but go and see. We planned a 2 hour visit and ended up being there 6 hours. There's a lot to see, even on a revisit. Downside - parking was free - now it is $10. I also think the annual pass scheme is confusing with two types - not quite like the "Commander" of old. But, these are small things. If you want to know about the history of space, it is a small price to pay.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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 assistance

Are 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.

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