Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
A vacation destination like nowhere else on Earth, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program.
The attraction offers a full day or more of awe and excitement for the whole family, from young children to space enthusiasts. More interactive than a museum, more inspirational than a science center, and more authentic and educational than a theme park, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers a mix of thrilling simulators, breathtaking attractions, behind-the-scenes tours, interactive exhibits, larger-than-life 3D space films, rocket launch viewing opportunities and more.
Unforgettable experiences include Space Shuttle Atlantis, featuring Shuttle Launch Experience®; the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Bus Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket; 3D space films including “IMAX® A Beautiful Planet” and “Journey To Space 3D”; Astronaut Encounter featuring a veteran NASA astronaut daily; Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted; the Rocket Garden and many other interactive exhibits. To see and do it all, plan on spending more than one day!
The epicenter of mankind’s greatest adventures – past and future – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is located just 45 minutes east of Orlando International Airport and is operated for NASA by Delaware North. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9a.m., 365 days a year; closing time varies per season.
Included in the cost of standard admission:
- The Space Shuttle Atlantis - attraction and Shuttle Launch Experience®
- The Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Bus Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center
- Two thrilling 3D space films, “IMAX® A Beautiful Planet” and “Journey To Space 3D”
- Live presentations including Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted live show and exhibit, and the Mission Status Briefing
- The Rocket Garden, Astronaut Memorial and Children’s Play Dome *Please note, Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are working space launch facilities. Tours may be altered or closed due to operational requirements.
See below other other amazing experiences that are available at Kenedy Space Center!
* ALL 3 TICKETS INDICATED BELOW NOW RECEIVE THE EITHER AN ASTRONAUT MEET & GREET EXPERIENCE OR AN ATLANTIS ORIENTATION TOUR FREE OF CHARGE! Please click on the individual tickets to find out more.
Starting 6th February 2018 ATX® has a completely new program that provides guests with the opportunity to train as astronauts of the next generation of space explorers by participating on simulators such as the Land-and-Drive-on-Mars full-motion simulator, the Walk-on-Mars virtual reality simulator, and the Micro-Gravity Floor simulator. Participants perform two spacecraft launch mission simulations using our full-scale Orion-style capsule and authentic Mission Control Center. They receive briefings about living and working in space and on Mars. Teamwork, communication, and collaboration skills are developed as participants take turns in the Training Control Center, guiding one another through a series of challenges. After the program, they receive an electronic report detailing their achievements along with a video log they recorded during the day.
Also new for 2018 is Mars Base 1, a new program that provides guests with the opportunity to train as astronauts of the next generation of space explorers by visiting and working in a fully immersive simulation of a prototype Mars Base. Teamwork, communication, and collaboration skills are developed as participants assist one another through a series of challenges. After riding in an elevator to the top of the launch tower, they board their spacecraft for the journey to Mars, during which they are briefed on their mission, the history of the Mars program, and what to expect when they arrive on the Red Planet. They experience a Mars landing and are driven to the base, where they are guided to the first of their three duty stations. All MB1 participants spend one shift in the Mars Operations Center, where they work as a team to keep MB1 and its outposts fully functional during any emergencies that arise. In the Engineering Lab, they design and test a program that allows a team of robots to efficiently clear debris from a photovoltaic panel, restoring maximum solar power to the base. They also partner with scientists working on NASA’s Veggie project by planting, harvesting, and analyzing vegetables as they gather data in a series of controlled experiments taking place in our Plant Lab.