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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

  • 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

  • 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

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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.


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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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legopony


"Would be perfect with a few small changes "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2016 NEW

We really enjoyed our day at the space centre, and spent the whole day exploring things. There was so much to do and see! It could be improved by having a map available to ensure you don't miss anything, and also a list of times for the imax as we missed this because we weren't aware of the times for performances. We enjoyed the bus tour, but unfortunately sat on the wrong side of the bus so our view wasn't very good - definitely sit on the right hand side if you go!

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h20ox

Atlanta, Georgia

"One of the coolest places that I've ever been to"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2016 NEW

If you are debating whether or not to go to the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), let me end this debate for you right now and say, "GO!!!!" I am not a space nut, but it was one of the coolest places that I've ever been to. It is neat, fun and inspiring. MUST SEE places/activities at KSC: 1. Atlantis -- you are missing out if you don't go to the Atlantis exhibit. 2. Apollo/Saturn V Center-- you have to take a bus tour to get here but it is a MUST SEE (the bus tour is already included in your general admission). As you board the bus, sit on the left side (which is the right side of the bus when you are in your seat and facing the front of the bus) to catch alligator sightings that your tour guide will point out (you cannot see the alligators well if you're not sitting on this side). Also make sure you go to the LUNAR THEATER at the end of the Apollo/Saturn V Center exhibit. The Lunar Theater is kind of hidden and off at one end of the exhibit, and I think that a lot of visitors missed out and didn't realize that it was there. Try to go to the Lunar Theater before you board the tour bus back to KSC. 3. 3D IMAX movies-- Journey to Space and a Beautiful Planet or any of the 3D IMAX movies that are offered (so worth seeing and see all of them if you can). There were only 2 that were playing the day that we went. Other Tip: 1. If you travel across the Florida-Georgia border, stop by the Florida Welcome Center and ask the representative if there's a KSC coupon. 2. If it looks like there's some rain in the forecast, I would still go since a lot of the exhibits are indoors.

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Phillip G


"Very good"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2016 NEW

I had a great time today at the Kennedy space center. I took a great tour of the rocket garden with Mike, and a much more in depth tour of the site with Bill. Both were excellent. The Imax show was pretty good too, as were the other attractions. Of course the Atlantis was amazing, and very well b displayed as well as a full size Hubble. Even the teller at the gift shop was quite pleasant. (I couldn't quite make out her name, but it was long and started with an "L". The only reason it didn't get a 5 was the food, which was jus bad.

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YoungThornton


"Fabulous highlight of the cruise "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2016 NEW

Visited on last day of my western Caribbean cruise on way to the airport. The staff were all helpful and knowledgable and got picked up from the cruise and dropped back at airport for $80. The tour itself was fantastic and I'm not a Star Trek person. We did the stimulator which was excellent and seen all of the launch pads and even touched a small part of the moon. Really enjoyed it and the 7 hours flew past.

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Wagner V


"No words, have to be there to experience it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2016 NEW

Not including the fact that I had 4 experiments launched with different space shuttles, I always enjoy going back and visiting the place. Always a thrill to me. Highly educational and entertaining for kids. If you have a chance, meet with an astronaut and talk to him/her. Ask about their experience in space and particularly if they have done any space walk...their comments are really cool!

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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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