Kennedy Space Center - Visiting Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center - Visiting Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center - Visiting Kennedy Space Center. NASA

Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is located in Cape Canaveral, FL.

Explore America's space heritage with an awe-inspiring tour of Kennedy Space Center. Since 1995, over $120 million has been expended to help enhance the tour experience, all from funds generated by admissions, souvenir and food sales. No tax dollars are used in the operation, maintenance and improvements of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Located on the east coast of Florida approximately midway between Jacksonville and Miami, KSC represents a marriage of technology and nature at its best. Kennedy Space Center shares its property with the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and in 1975, nearly half of the Space Center was designated by Congress as part of the Canaveral National Seashore. When you explore Kennedy Space Center, you will get a good look at how the Space Shuttle is processed today.

A trip to the Air Force Museum at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will take you back to NASA's beginnings and past the launch structures that were used to launch the Mariner, Explorer, Viking, and Voyager spacecraft to the planets. And as you watch future launches and landings, you can remember back to the day you explored Kennedy Space Center.

A Journey through Time:

Already rich in history, the Kennedy Space Center story continues unfolding with each Space Shuttle and International Space Station mission.

You can witness history in the making as NASA plans and prepares for returning humans to the Moon and sending robotic explorers deep into our galaxy. See the stories unfold on our gigantic five-and-a-half story IMAX movie screens. Walk through a full-scale replica of a Shuttle orbiter. See real Moon rocks & rockets used to launch man and machine into Space.

Visitor Center:

Your journey into mankind's greatest adventure starts here at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, where amazing exhibits and inspiring shows will immerse you into the past, present & future of the space program.


  • 1 Early Space Exploration

    2 Debus Conference Facility

    3 Rocket Garden

    4 Center for Space Education

    5 Space Walk of Honor

    6 Astronaut Memorial

    7 IMAX Theaters

    8 Exploration in the New Millennium

    9 Astronaut Encounter

    10 Mad Mission to Mars

  • 11 Information Center

    12 Robot Scouts

    13 Space Shop

    14 Space Shuttle Plaza

Your exploration of Kennedy Space Center starts with one of our world renowned tours, where you depart the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to see awesome NASA facilities, including the massive launch pads, gigantic Vehicle Assembly Building, and exploring the awe inspiring Apollo/Saturn V Center.

There is much to do at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, from live action theatrical shows (Mad Mission to Mars), to inspiring Astronaut Encounter briefings with actual NASA Astronauts - one of the few people who have been to space. View 10-story high rockets from all eras of space exploration in the Rocket Garden, walk through a full-size Space Shuttle mock-up, see IMAX space films on gigantic 5-story screens, & see an actual Gemini program capsule on display in Early Space Exploration.

Launch Viewing:

If you will be in Florida during a Shuttle launch, you have two options for launch viewing. You may purchase Launch Transportation Tickets from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. There are also many prime viewing areas outside of the space center. For more details, visit our special section for viewing launches and landings at Kennedy Space Center.

Check the Launch Schedule

Hours Of Operation:

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is open every day of the year (except December 25 and certain launch days) from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (The Astronaut Hall of Fame is open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER BUS TOUR Runs approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Tours start at 10:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., and run continuously every 15 minutes. There are two stops along the way, the LC-39 Observation Gantry and the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

Tickets and Admission Options:

Maximum Access Admission
$35 adult/$25 child (ages 3-11)
Tour Kennedy Space Center, see IMAX® space movies and all exhibits and shows. Also includes the Astronaut Hall of Fame and interactive space-flight simulators.

Kennedy Space Center Standard Admission
$29 adult/$19 child (ages 3-11)
Tour Kennedy Space Center, see IMAX® movies and enjoy the exhibits and shows Standard Admission only available at the Ticket Plaza.

Astronaut Hall of Fame Admission Only
$16 adult/$12 child (ages 3-11)
Only available at the Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Kennedy Space Center 12-Month Pass
$46 adult/$30 child (ages 3-11)
Get 12 months of Maximum Access Admission for less than the price of two days.

Additional programs that get you closer to the Space Program.

NASA Up Close - Guided Tour
$22 adult/$16 child (ages 3-11)

Cape Canaveral: Then and Now - Guided Tour
$22 adult/$16 child (ages 3-11)

Lunch with an Astronaut
$19.99 adult/$12.99 child (ages 3-11)

Combo Pass
Save at the ticket store by purchasing the combo ticket: Maximum Access Admission and plus one Guided Tour option.
Maximum Access Admission + NASA Up Close Tour
$52.99 adult/$36.99 child (ages 3-11) or Maximum Access Admission + Cape Canaveral: Then and Now Tour
$52.99 adult/$36.99 child (ages 3-11)

ATX - Astronaut Training Experience
$225 adult (includes ATX gear and meal)
Kennedy Space Center's new immersive interactive Astronaut Training Program.

Tickets may be purchased upon arrival, online or by calling 321-449-4400.

Here is a map to Kennedy Space Center.