Kennedy Space Center admission includes full tour of Kennedy Space Center, IMAX space films, all exhibits and shows, the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, Shuttle Launch Experience and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame with interactive space-flight simulators.
Single Admission tickets include a second day FREE for use at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame if used within seven days of admission date to allow guests to get the full experience.
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Reservations required in advance for the Up-Close Tour by calling the number listed on the E-ticket. This package includes admission to Kennedy Space Center and the KSC Up-Close Tour. Admission includes a full tour of Kennedy Space Center, IMAX space films, all exhibits and shows, the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, Shuttle Launch Experience and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame with interactive space-flight simulators. Admission tickets include a second day free for use at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame if used within seven days to allow guests to get the full experience. The KSC Up-Close Tour is a guided tour led by a trained space expert, featuring an insider's view of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Other sites on the KSC Up-Close tour include the NASA Causeway, A/B Camera Stop and the Apollo Saturn V Center.Close
Lunch with an Astronaut:
Enjoy a chef-prepared buffet lunch and meet a NASA astronaut and hear amazing experiences about life in space from someone who has been there.
KSC Up-close Tour
Go behind the scenes with a trained space expert leads the bus tour of views of various launch pads, the exterior of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), the Shuttle Landing Facility and launch pads.
Other sites on the KSC Up-Close tour include the NASA Causeway, A/B Camera Stop and the Apollo Saturn V Center.
General Admission Ticket
Full tour of Kennedy Space Center, IMAX space films, all exhibits and shows, the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, Shuttle Launch Experience & the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame with interactive space-flight simulators. Admission tickets include a 2nd day free for use at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame if used w/in 7 days of admission date.
Reservations required by calling number listed on E-ticket.
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.
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You need to go there early because there is a lot to do and see. It was amazing how busy it was in November, thankfully ques weren't that bad. You need to go see the bus tour it was amazing. But the end where they drop you off wasn't a lot to do tbh. But at the main bit you have seriously a lot to see. We were getting picked up when it closes at 6pm, but the person who meant to pick us up got carried away at Disneyland hehe and was late. As we were standing outside side of road as the park was closed one nice lady named Candy told us to stand at a safer area. After a while she saw we were still standing there so she offered us coffee. At this point we were freezing, then she offered us to sit in the staff canteen, which was so nice of her. It made us so happy, also thanks to her colleague Will who escorted us to the staff canteen and out. It was such an amazing experience we will never forget.
My family and I spent the day here last week and although it was a somewhat rainy day there is plenty to see and do inside. My oldest daughter enjoyed the exhibits and the tour tremendously with up close and personal opportunities to see the shuttle Atlantis it made for a great day for the family. We started with the bus tour out to the launch pads which was greatly expanded since my last visit here when the shuttle program was still in full swing. We were able to visit the shuttle launch pad as well as the new pads being built for both Boeing and the upcoming NASA rockets. After the bus tour and the visit to the Saturn 5 building we went back and took in the IMAX for the Hubble which was a great visual show in 3D. We also took in the Atlantis exhibit which included a life-size mock up of the Hubble telescope and great exhibits on the shuttle program as well as a memorial for the Challenger and Colombia crews. I would highly recommend this as a stop anytime you are close to Cape Canaveral.
For those who grew up in the 60s and 70s like me, it was nice to see the starting points of our moon launches and the vehicles that carried Neil Armstrong, etc. Unfortunately, this attraction holds very little for younger generations. There's a lot of waiting in lines, bus riding and looking at older (i.e., 1968) technology. In fact, a portion of the tour is dedicated to a 1968 Apollo launch; nostalgic for me, not interesting for my son. I was in a group that had elementary school aged children in it and I felt sorry for their parents who had to invent ways to keep them occupied during the many, long lines in which we waited. This tour is also very expensive for what you get: riding around in a bus, standing in line, watching a "Discovery Channel" movie, and getting to watch a 1968 simulated launch. If you only have limited time in this locale, I suggest spending it at the beach or visiting another venue.
We booked a day long tour through Grayline which included transportation and an exclusive "introduction by an astronaut". We LOVED the KSC, it was one of the best days ever, but I wasn't fussed with Grayline. Our pickup time was 7.30am at a hotel blocks from the hotel we were staying in, which meant a very early start with 2 children, and a taxi to the other hotel at our own expense, on top of the $500 we'd spent for the tour. We did the obligatory multi-hotel pick up but then spent 30 mins sitting in a carpark waiting for latecomers. KSC opens at 9am but we didn't get there till close to 10am. Our bus driver had a very warped sense of humour, we didn't need to hear about him being in therapy after doing this tour for 10 years ?!?! The exclusive astronaut intro was just an astronaut telling us the same information about the Centre that the driver had already told us, i.e. What to see and what order to see them in to maximize your time. There was no Q&A or meet and greet, which was very useful but it wasn't what we'd been led to believe it would be. We also had to leave at 5.15pm, but the Centre closes at 6pm, so we were there almost 2 hours less than we could have been if we'd driven ourselves. BUT, the KSC itself was outstanding. The Atlantis exhibition was beyond brilliant, I even got a little teary, it was so well done. Could have spent hours there in all the information, but there was so much more to see. The queues were quite long for the bus tour but died down after lunch. It was very interesting to see the VAB and launch sites. My only disappointment was the lack of photo opportunities. I was on the wrong side of the bus for the VAB and it doesn't stop. Saturn V was another "wow" moment. We enjoyed the videos before each reveal to put what you're seeing into context. Outstanding day for us and our children. Thank you
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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.