Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

The Kennedy Space Center has functioned as the site of shuttle launches for decades, and you can tour the facility in-person, seeing such highlights as artifacts from the Apollo moon missions, a Hubble Telescope exhibit, and an awe-inspiring Rocket Garden.
  • Adult gate price $53.00
  • Child gate price $42.40
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Florida captures the imagination like no other state, and it’s not just because of its world-class theme parks and white sand beaches. The Kennedy Space Center has regularly been the focal point of the world since the 1960s. Millions of people have looked on, full of emotion, as powerful shuttles launch against the bright blue Florida sky, marveling in awe at the incredible feats of science and technology designed and employed by NASA. This Pass to the Kennedy Space Center gives you ample time to see it all at your own pace, including the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame with interactive spaceflight simulators, an IMAX space film, various exhibits and shows, and of course—the Space Center itself! Here’s an in-depth look at some of the unique features of the Kennedy Space Center that you can explore on your visit:

U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame: Open daily from 12 to 7PM, this Space Center mainstay gives you an unparalleled look at the human side of space exploration. You’ll witness the sights and sounds of the famous astronauts who first ventured into the great unknown, and have the chance to look at some of their memorabilia and personal items. Exhibits and tributes dedicated to the great space explorers line the halls, and you’ll experience everything from Wally Schirra’s Sigma 7 Mercury spacecraft to stunning etchings that line the Hall of Heroes.

Science on a Sphere: An incredible 3D representation of the Earth and planets as viewed from space.

Shuttle Launch Experience: A simulated journey of the shuttle’s rush to Earth’s orbit!

Hubble Telescope Exhibit: Walk the pathway to ancient stars, nebulas and galaxies.

Astronaut Memorial: A poignant tribute to the 24 U.S. astronauts who gave their lives for space exploration, featuring a 42.5-foot by 50-foot black granite surface as if to be projected into the heavens.

Rocket Garden: A dramatic outdoor exhibit characterized by historic rockets placed against bright, techno-blue lighting, like sculptures in a garden. Walk among the giants, and see the Redstone, Atlas, and Titan rockets that first put NASA astronauts in space, then climb aboard Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo capsules.

Apollo Treasures Gallery: Showcases treasures from the Apollo moon missions, including Alan Shepard’s spacesuit.

LC 39 Observation Gantry: A 60-foot-tall Launch Complex that provides 360-degree panoramic views of the giant Shuttle Pads 39A and 39B.

Don’t miss this chance to learn about a crucial piece of human history, and experience part of the magic that is space exploration at the Kennedy Space Center.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

No more than ok
By Tanja Verified Reviewer from Sweden on
Pros:
Shuttle Launch Experience
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 2 Day Admission:

It's a great place for people with an intrest in space and rockets. For the rest of us it's no more than ok. Shuttle Launch experience was great though. A lot of exhibitions but without the intrest it wasn't that special. If you're short on time you may as well skip it BUT it still is one of thoose places you just have to see while you're there!

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[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Can't do in one day
By Anony Verified Reviewer from USA on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 2 Day Admission:

This was my first time going to TKSC and I have Cervical Vertigo and it's a lot of walking! There's two tour buses that takes you to two different spots. If you can finish all of this you'll have time to go to the area where you can interact the way astronauts do in space. My family and I didn't get a chance to do that because of my condition. We could've went back the next day to finish what we couldn't get to but the long drive to and from plus all that walking just didn't seem to appeasing to us.

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

New Respect for Space Program
By Stael from Orlando, FL on
Pros:
Great Full Day, Good for kids and adults, Educational
Cons:
1 hour from Orlando,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 2 Day Admission:

I was always one of those people who thought we were spending too much $$ on the Space program. After visiting KSC and becoming more educated, I have changed my tune as I realize now how much of what is learned through the space program is used in our everday lives.

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Details

Phone: 321-449-4400
Address
State Road 405 East
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
Hours
The following hours will be in effect starting September 22, 2014, and will be in effect till further notice.
Visitor Complex & US Astronaut Hall of Fame
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Note
Valid for a 2nd day ONLY at the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Parking is $10 per car or motorcycle and $15 per RV. Kennedy Space Center General Bus Tours are included with admission. Tours start at 10 am and depart continuously every 15 minutes. The last tour daily departs at 4:30 pm. These tours are approximately 2 hours in length.
Closings
Open every day of the year.
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Directions and Transportation

Address
State Road 405 East
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
Public Transportation

From Orlando: I-4 to Exit 72 528 East (Bee Line Highway) Travel east on SR 528 until you reach the SR 407 exit going to Kennedy Space Center and Titusville. Take SR 407 until it dead ends into SR 405. Turn right (east) onto SR 405 and follow the signs for Kennedy Space Center. You will travel approximately 9 miles on SR 405. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be located on your right.

Driving Directions
From Orlando: I-4 to Exit 72 528 East (Bee Line Highway) Travel east on SR 528 until you reach the SR 407 exit going to Kennedy Space Center and Titusville. Take SR 407 until it dead ends into SR 405. Turn right (east) onto SR 405 and follow the signs for Kennedy Space Center. You will travel approximately 9 miles on SR 405. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be located on your right. From Miami: I- 95 N. Exit no.215 (SR 50), turn left (east). Turn right (east) at the next intersection onto SR 405 and follow signs for Kennedy Space Center, approximately 11 miles ahead on right.

Admission and Offer Information

Getting In

Go Select Passes should be redeemed for admission upon arrival at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at the Group/Will Call ticket booths (#'s 1-4).

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