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With a massive array of one-of-a-kind hands-on exhibits and attractions, Kennedy Space Center tickets provide a hugely entertaining and educational experience - there is nowhere on earth quite like it! Visit the Kennedy Space Center and add lift-off to your Orlando holiday experience.
Our guide to Kennedy Space Center Tickets
Located just one hour from Orlando, the world-famous Kennedy Space Center is a fascinating place where anything seems possible. Here you can meet a real-life Astronaut, walk amongst giant rockets, tour actual rocket launch areas, be wowed by stunning IMAX films, touch a piece of Mars and see the Space Shuttle Atlantis as if it were in space.
But that’s not all; the recent addition of the Shuttle Launch Experience to the Kennedy Space Center allows you to feel the full-on G forces of a space shuttle launch without years of training!
More interactive than a museum, more inspirational than a science centre and more authentic and educational than a theme park, discover a host of breathtaking attractions with your Kennedy Space Center tickets:
- The present and future of collaborative space exploration come to life at Gateway™: The Deep Space Launch Complex. See the spacecraft of today and the visionary designs paving the way for deep space travel in the future. Then, enter the spaceport of the future, Spaceport KSC. With your commander steering the path, launch aboard one of four unique journeys through the solar system and beyond during an immersive ride.
- Atlantis - See Space Shuttle Atlantis as if it were in space - raised 30 feet off the ground and rotated at a 43.21-degree angle with its payload bay doors open and Canadarm (robotic arm) extended. Enjoy 360-degree views of Atlantis including the wear and tear of its 33 missions apparent on its protective external tiles.
- More than 60 interactive, touch-screen experiences and high-tech astronaut training 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.
- Incorporated into Space Shuttle Atlantis is the adjacent Shuttle Launch Experience, which simulates the vertical launch aboard the space shuttle. Guests are immersed in the sights, sounds and feelings of a space shuttle launch, designed under the guidance of NASA and veteran space shuttle astronauts.
- Apollo/Saturn V Center - Relive the wonder and excitement of the Apollo era in this one-of-a-kind exhibit that celebrates the unprecedented achievement of putting a man on the moon. At its centre is the incredible 363-foot-long Saturn V moon rocket.
- Experience the thrill of the space race with the launch of Apollo 8. Watch history unfold in the Firing Room as the first crewed Saturn V mission blasts into space.
- See the real Lunar Module 9 with a life-sized scene from the Apollo 11 Moon landing at the Moonscape exhibit. While there, be sure to put your skills to the test in three interactive challenges!
- IMAX® Films -In a giant IMAX theatre, the dream of space flight comes alive with a selection of mind-blowing 3D space films.
- Celebrate the pioneers of NASA’s early space programs which inspired a nation to reach for the stars at the Heroes and Legends exhibition featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® presented by Boeing®.
- Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour - Access the restricted areas of NASA's Kennedy Space Center to see operational facilities for the history and future of American spaceflight.
Why do we love it!?
Kennedy Space Center tickets provide the perfect accompaniment to the all-out action of the theme parks, providing a bit of stimulation for the old grey matter and leaving you with a real sense of awe. It is an educational experience for kids and adults alike, but this is never at the expense of a bit of fun.
Our guide to Kennedy Space Center Tickets
Space Shuttle Atlantis
Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour
Apollo 8 and the Firing Room
Relive the launch of the first crewed NASA mission to orbit the Moon in 1968 aboard the massive Saturn V rocket at the Firing Room Theater. Experience the countdown for Apollo 8 facing the actual consoles used during the Apollo launches as you see and feel the powerful Saturn V Moon rocket lift off from the launch pad and blast into space.
Moonscape is one of the most compelling new exhibits at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, featuring a scene from Apollo 11 when Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong planted the American flag on the lunar surface. Get an up-close look at the vehicle that sheltered humans on the Moon and lifted them off the surface when the exploration was complete. Interactive challenges help further your understanding - Learn about each part of the lunar module and Apollo spacesuit, and see how far a golf ball will fly with the Moon’s lower gravitational pull. You can also practice landing and launching the lunar module and docking with the command service module.
Frequently Asked Questions for Kennedy Space Center Tickets
Where is Kennedy Space Center?
It is located on Merritt Island, Florida.
Wil I get to see a rocket launch at Kennedy Space Center?
You may be lucky to catch a launch whilst you are on holiday - see here for the launch calendar and details.
Where can I stay to be near Kennedy Space Center?
Orlando is just a 45-60 minute drive away but if you would like to stay closer to Kennedy Space Center there is a great choice of locations from Cocoa Beach, Titusville and New Smyrna Beach to name a few.
How many tourists visit Kennedy Space Center?
Recently, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has welcomed about 1.5 million visitors every year.
How do you get to Kennedy Space Center from Orlando?
If you are not driving you could book your tickets that come with transportation. Click here for more information. If you are driving, it is around an hours drive with the most common route being the FL408, FL50 and FL405. This road does contain tolls so have change at the ready.
What beach is near to Kennedy Space Center?
The closest beach is Cocoa Beach where you can check out their world-famous pier and explore Ron Jon's, the world's largest surf shop too.
What to wear at Kennedy Space Center?
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is an outdoor park, much like a theme park, where you walk from attraction to attraction. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes
How far is Kennedy Space Center from Walt Disney World?
It is 57 miles away, so around an hours drive away.
What is there to see and do at Kennedy Space Center?
With a wealth of fascinating exhibits and interactive sights, a day out at Kennedy Space Center is great fun for all the family and one they will never forget! Click here for our blog with lots of information.
Why is Kennedy Space Center so important?
NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has played a pivotal role in NASA's mission, having been the departure site for the first human journey to the moon; the starting point for hundreds of scientific, commercial, and applications spacecraft; and as the base for Space Shuttle launch and landing operations.
How far is Kennedy Space Center from Orlando?
it is an easy 45-60 minute drive east of Orlando.
When did the Kennedy Space Center open?
1 July 1962
Which apollo capsule is at Kennedy Space Center?
What other tours can you do at Kennedy Space Center?
We offer two upgrades to enhance your day at Kennedy Space Center. The first is the Space Pass package which includes lunch with an astronaut and a behind the scenes tour. The second is the ATX™ Astronaut Training, an amazing half-day extravaganza offers the closest possible experience to training for a space flight.
Is the Saturn V at Kennedy Space Center real?
Yes it sure is!
What time does Kennedy Space Center open?
The park is generally open 10am-4pm every day (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day). Click here for latest opening hours.
Where can you watch a rocket launch at Kennedy Space Center?
The visitor complex offers the closest available public viewing opportunities for rocket launches taking place at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Kennedy Space Center. Click here for full details on how to watch a rocket launch.
How much is car parking at Kennedy Space Center?
Parking starts from $10 per car.
What will I see on the Kennedy Space Center bus tour?
The KSC Bus Tour is the only way to access the restricted areas of America’s Spaceport, Kennedy Space Center. The tour includes a drive-by of the Vehicle Assembly Building and historic launch pads. All bus tours conclude at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, featuring an actual Saturn V moon rocket and real moon rocks along with other Apollo program artifacts and attractions. The KSC Bus Tour and Apollo/Saturn V Center are included in daily admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Please allow at least two hours for the KSC Bus Tour.
Where can I pick up a Guest Accessibility Pass at Kennedy Space Center?
The Guest Accessibility Pass (GAP) helps crewmembers know you and your family/group may require assistance with sensory sensitivities while at the visitor complex. It can be picked up at the Information center, to the left of the main entrance. While the GAP will not guarantee immediate or priority bus/attraction entrance, it will help you obtain assistance from staff should you need it.