Kennedy Space Center Tickets in Kennedy Space Center, FL

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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.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Kennedy Space Center Travel Experts
  • 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.
  • Experience the interactive space-flight simulators.
  • Enjoy a self-guided tour of Kennedy Space Center.
  • Make time for one of the IMAX space films.
  • Experience the Space Shuttle Atlantis, on-site.
  • Guests cannot enter the Space Center on SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch dates or black out dates. Launch dates can be rescheduled or scrubbed due to various factors. Please check the KSC schedule prior to your visit.

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 day trip 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 A Beautiful Planet 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®, A Beautiful Planet 3D and Journey to Space 3D in IMAX® Theater, 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®, A Beautiful Planet 3D and Journey to Space 3D in IMAX® Theater, 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 Special Interest 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®, A Beautiful Planet 3D and Journey to Space 3D in IMAX® Theater, Astronaut Encounter, Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted, Rocket Garden and many other interactive exhibits. Kennedy Space Center Special Interest 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


Note: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex invites guests to mark the unforgettable experience of watching a rocket launch off their “bucket lists” and share in the thrilling sights, sounds and sensations of the upcoming SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch. Launch viewing for the SpaceX Falcon Heavy will be offered at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Due to the historic nature of this launch, viewing opportunities have been revised:
Launch day will be a “blackout” date. No other tickets will be redeemable on the day of the launch including annual passes, employee complimentary tickets, vouchers and any pre-paid admission tickets.

Reserve Orlando Customer Reviews

22 Reviews
KONSTANTINOS KAPSOKAVADIS
CHARLOTTE, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"AMAZING EXPERIENCE"
January, 2019
It's an extra ordinary experience for both kids and adults.
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Tip: You gonna need 5-6 hours to complete your visit when you buy a general admission ticket.

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Agnes Yaditza Melendez Aruz
Bayamon, PR
1 Review
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"KSC Good experience!"
January, 2019
Had a great time with my husband! I was impressed by the shuttles and rockets. Never imagine I was going to see a real shuttle. I was thinking there were replicas of the original ones. We liked and enjoyed the memorial of the astronauts. The only thing we do not like was that we had to wait 1 hour and a half to receive our meal at Orbit restaurant. We ordered hamburgers and was unbelievable we had to wait all that time. There were so many angry costumers.
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Shannon Harman
Mansfield, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Awesome"
December, 2018
Very interesting , so much information, need more than a day to take it all in
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Natalia N.
CHICAGO, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome!"
December, 2018
KSC really worths a visit. The general bus tour around the Space Center takes 1 hour more or less and the guides are funny and kind. Parking is 10$ flat rate and there are a couple of restaurants where you can eat for about 15$.
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Tip: Take a look to the events calendar so you can be there during a rocket launch!

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Olesya Karnickis
Tahoe Vista, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Highlight of our trip"
November, 2018
This was somewhat unplanned as we thought this was far from Orlando but we are so glad we made the stop for a day at Kennedy space center. There is much to do and see and all of exhibits (Atlantis was our favorite) are very inspiring of what humans can achieve!!!
We were also lucky to be there during rocket launch!!!
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Tip: Plan for a full day, be sure to take all that comes with regular tour

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Tanya D.
Miami, FL
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Iconic Trip"
November, 2018
Visiting the Kennedy Space Center was so educational and powerful at the same time. It was a birthday present for my boyfriend who visit the Kennedy Space Center when he was 9 years old. Now that he turned 48 years old, he and I enjoyed every minute of it. So much history to explore and learn when you come in person than if you read it in a history book.
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Tip: There are long lines when you purchase a ticket so it's best to purchase the ticket in advance

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Charlotte Wood
Westville, OK
4 Reviews
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"wow!!!!"
July, 2016
Ok, this place is fabulous. However, we paid a lot extra for the"up close tour"..... Not worth it. That means you are taken by bus on restricted roads to look across the water at the launch pad. You're not at all up close to anything. And, it took two hours out of the time we could've spent at Kennedy. Skip it and save money. There are scheduled attractions so believe me, you can't afford the two hours. Very cool place thought.
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Tip: be prepared for lots of lines, first come first serve on a scooter, lots of walking, it's basically another amusement park. oh, and if you see a sign that says"bagged entry only" on the road, what they really mean is turn around and go fifty miles out of your way because up ahead is a checkpoint, although you're in the middle of no where.

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

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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catoni55
Cayey, Puerto Rico
"Very educative."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2019 NEW
My first visit ever. Take tour time to enjoy the most you can from the multiple amenities. The exhibits are very well organized, and the explanations provided are very helpful. The Atlantis exhibit is ver impressive. Plan at least for a whole day.
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Rob S
"Stunning Upgrades"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2019 NEW
This was my first visit to Kennedy in nearly 30 years. It is hardly recognizable from what I remember. There is still the rocket garden and the older capsules and artifacts, but it is exceptionally clean, well-presented, and breathtaking at times with the following offerings: - the Atlantis shuttle display is amazing. Pictures don't even begin to do it justice. The memorial with debris from Challenger and Columbia left me in tears. - the bus tour goes around the VAB and right past some of the launch pads, including Space X. Very cool and well-narrated on clean, air-conditioned busses. - the actual Saturn V rocket is suspended indoors and is a spectacle to behold. We also enjoyed the shuttle launch experience, which could be a little much for small children or people with medical problems. The food was actually very good, prompt and reasonable. Highly, highly recommended. -
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TalithaMM
Arnhem, The Netherlands
"Worth a visit!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2019 NEW
I've been coming to Florida for 10 years bit never went here. I did now! It was definitely worth the visit!! Cool exhibits, interesting films, lots to see just walking around as well. Don't forget to visit the memorial and for sure do the bus tour!!
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stulimom
Bonita Springs, Florida
"Interesting exhibits and a nice bus tour around the grounds"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2019 NEW
We hadn't visited here in many many years and like what they've done to upgrade it as a tourist site. The rocket garden remains the same with its tall missiles but the other buildings have been upgraded to include very good exhibits and descriptions of all the NASA space launchings. Especially nice and included in the somewhat pricey entrance fee was the big bus tour around the grounds with the driver narrating everything you see. And the IMAX movies are good along with other films of rocket take-offs. You can easily spend several hours here if you venture up from Cocoa Beach. And some day it would be fun to attend a launch itself which they inform you about how to get tickets to that online.
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mekopp
Middletown, Delaware
"Really Great"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2019 NEW
I’m a frequent visitor to central Florida but haven’t been here in about 10-15 years. What I remember from then is really educational. It’s even better now. The bus tour is really interesting and includes a movie plus narration. We had a brand new bus. I loved going into the actual room where the Saturn 5 was sent to the moon. It was so cool to see that re-enactment. The actual Saturn rocket is immense. There were severe retired engineers there that day that were available for questions. The one we talked was involved with the Apollo space program and he had great stories to tell since he actually grew up in the area. We spent a long time in this building and then took the bus back to see an IMAX movie on the space shuttle and then saw the Atlantis shuttle. That building was amazing and the introduction to the display was done so well. The best part of the Atlantis building, and the most emotional, was the area with artifacts from the Challenger explosion. The center is so interesting that we bought a pass and went back a second time to watch the other imax movie and ride the shuttle experience. We still have more to see, but will do that another day. Absolutely awesome place!
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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, Double Stroller $8.00 + 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 the hours 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.

Can I visit the Kennedy Space Center on the same day as a rocket launch?
No. Guests cannot enter the Kennedy Space Center on a launch date or black out date. That said, launch dates are often scrubbed or rescheduled due to a myriad of factors and uncertainties. It is in your best interest to double check the Kennedy Space Center schedule prior to your visit.