Kennedy Space Center Tickets in Kennedy Space Center, FL
Space Commerce Way • Merritt Island, FL 32953
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is your launchpad to experiencing and exploring the NASA story. The 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, stand nose to nose with an actual space-flown spacecraft, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, meet a veteran astronaut, and watch a 3-D IMAX® space film.
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The single admission ticket is valid 120 days from the date of purchase.
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.
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.
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: (1) 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. (2) 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. (3) 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.
Kennedy Space Complex is a full-day experience, so plan on spending 6-8 hours.
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.
There is a parking fee of $6.00 for motorcycles, $10 for automobiles and $15.00 for RV’s and trailers. Motorcoaches (Busses) and group transportation vans are free.
Yes, it is. Many of the tour buses are also outfitted to accommodate wheelchairs. In addition, a separate van is available for people who require special assistance
Guests can purchase an all day wheelchair or stroller rental: Stroller $6.00 + 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.
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.
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.
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.