Highlights / General details
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at the space program. Tour NASA’s launch head-quarters and see space shuttle launch pads from a four-story observation gantry. Walk beneath a massive Saturn V moon rocket and relive Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. Meet a real Astronaut, stroll through the Rocket Garden, and enjoy five-story IMAX® space films.
Space Shuttle Atlantis
The world’s most comprehensive attraction devoted to the space shuttle, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s new Space Shuttle Atlantis brings visitors nose-to-nose with the priceless Atlantis spacecraft as only astronauts have seen it before – with payload bay doors open as if it were floating in space. More than 60 interactive, touch-screen experiences and high-tech simulators invite guests to “be the astronaut,” bringing to life the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program as well as the complexity of the engineering marvel that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station (ISS). Guests can conduct a virtual EVA or extravehicular activity; practice docking to the ISS; extract cargo from the payload bay; create sonic booms and glide to a landing on the Re-entry Slide; experience the sensation of floating in space; explore a high-fidelity replica of the ISS; virtually mate Atlantis to the external tank; kick up a virtual chemical reaction to launch the shuttle; get an “X-ray view” of Atlantis’ interior; experience an orbital sunrise; strap in to the sights, sounds and sensations of a shuttle launch; take the helm at the shuttle cockpit, and much more.
Shuttle Launch Experience
Its 3... 2... 1... Launch as guests take their own exciting journey of the Space Shuttle’s rush to Earth’s orbit. On Shuttle Launch Experience®, visitors strap in to the sights, sounds and sensations of a real Space Shuttle launch.
Apollo/Saturn V Center
The Apollo/Saturn V Center is a tribute to the Apollo astronauts and the machines that got them there – and brought them home safely.
IMAX® 3-D Films
Don’t miss these two incredible 3-D IMAX® Theater presentations that capture the breathtaking images of the Hubble Telescope and life aboard the International Space Station. You’ll leave earth without ever leaving your seat.
Shows and Exhibits
Exploration Space, Early Space Exploration and Astronaut Encounter.
General Admission Ticket includes admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex, Space Shuttle Atlantis, Shuttle Launch Experience, Apollo/Saturn V Center, General Bus Tour, I-MAX 3D Movies, and Admission to Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Space Pass Plus - Go behind the scenes at Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex. Enjoy the same fantastic Dine with an Astronaut program PLUS KSVC Up-Close VAB Tour. Tour the Vehicle Assembly Building with an expert guide, see firsthand where vehicles were assembled for launch. Extra stops include a panoramic view of all launch pads from the NASA Causeway and the Apollo/Saturn V Center. (Due to time constraints Kennedy Space Center Ultimate option does not include visit to Astronaut Hall of Fame).
Transportation and gratuity.
Hours of operation
Available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Approximately 12 hours.
Kennedy Space Center option on Thursdays does not included visit to Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Stroller and wheelchair rentals available.
Electronic Translator Systems available for hire.
No backpacks, large bags, coolers, food or weapons allowed inside the KSCVC.
Items to remember: Weather appropriate clothing, cameras and spending money.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**