Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex One Day Admission Ticket

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex One Day Admission Ticket

More interactive than a museum, more inspirational than a science center and more authentic and educational than a theme park, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers a mix of thrilling simulators, breathtaking attractions, behind-the-scenes tours, interactive exhibits, larger-than-life 3D space films, rocket launch viewing opportunities and more. Your journey awaits!

Unforgettable experiences include Space Shuttle Atlantis®, featuring Shuttle Launch Experience®; the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Bus Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket; 3D space films including “IMAX® A Beautiful Planet” and “Journey To Space3D”; Astronaut Encounter featuring a veteran NASA astronaut daily; Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted; the Rocket Garden; the new Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® presented by Boeing and many other interactive exhibits. To see and do it all, plan on spending more than one day!

These are tickets-only and you will have to provide your own transportation to Kennedy Space Center.

Kennedy Space Center is located on the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Canaveral - 45 minutes east of Orlando.

We also provide a Kennedy Space Center tour that includes transportation from Orlando. For that option, please click this link:
Kennedy Space Center Tour from Orlando

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Tour/Activity Details


6+ hours


Operating hours are from 9:00 am to at least 6:00 pm daily
You may arrive at any time during operating hours (see Operating Schedule), but it is recommended that guests arrive early as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers a full-day experience. These are “Open” tickets, valid for one use within 12 months.

Tour does not provide hotel pick-up or transportation to Kennedy Space Center. Please Note: You must have your E-Ticket to take this tour, or you will be charged again with no refund. Please order online or call to order or for more information.


Operating Schedule

  • January 1: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • January 2 to April 9: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • April 10 to April 23: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • April 24 to June 25: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • June 26 to August 13: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • August 14 to December 17: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • December 18 to December 24: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • December 25: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • December 26 to December 31: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Admission Ticket Description:

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers an outstanding value for guests of all ages. Included in the cost of admission:

  • NEW: Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® presented by Boeing
  • The Space Shuttle Atlantis® attraction and Shuttle Launch Experience®
  • The Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Bus Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center
  • Live presentations including Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted live show and exhibit, Science on a Sphere, Eyes on the Universe, NASA Now + Next, and the Mission Status Briefing
  • Two thrilling 3D space films,“IMAX® A Beautiful Planet” and “Journey To Space 3D”
  • The Rocket Garden, Astronaut Memorial and Children’s Play Dome

Please Note:

Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral are working space launch facilities. Tours may be altered or closed due to operational requirements.

This is an “Open” ticket, valid for one use within 12 months. Each Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex ticket is valid for one day of admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.


  • Admission to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

NOT Included:

  • Transportation to Kennedy Space Center
  • Food and Drinks
  • Audio Guide Rental

Assistance and Accessibility

If you have questions or need assistance at KSC, drop by Information, located just before the turnstiles at the entrance. Crew members there can provide you with credentials for optional Tours; guides or park maps for guests with disabilities or for those who speak foreign languages; a daily schedule of astronaut appearances, Mission Status Briefings and 3D space films - and assist you in renting and/or picking up an audio guide, electric scooter, wheelchair or stroller.

Services for Guests with Disabilities: The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is committed to providing access throughout its facilities to individuals with disabilities, offering many ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) services to help make your visit an enjoyable experience - including accessible parking and rental equipment, wheelchair-friendly buses, closed captioning, audio guides and more. During your visit, stop by Information, located at the entrance to the Visitor Complex.

Pet Kennels: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is proud to offer complimentary air-conditioned kennel services for your pet during your visit. The kennel is open from 9:00 am until closing. Guests are responsible for walking their pets and for providing food/snacks, water and water dishes, blankets and toys. Please bring a valid government-issued ID to verify that you are picking up the correct pet. Please note, kennels are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved in advance.

KSC SmartGuides

Live the story of space – past, present and future – like never before, in the palm of your hands using the new KSC SmartGuide. Follow your own customized tour accompanied by audio, detailed maps, fascinating facts, historic and current photographs and other exclusive content on this hand-held digital “tour guide” device. Watch historic footage of rocket launches, such as Mercury-Redstone, and examine photographs of space artifacts or locate the closest restrooms and dining facilities using the multimedia guide. International versions include audio and subtitles in selected languages including English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese...and content includes the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour. An American Sign Language and audio descriptions are available and the guides are American Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant.

Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® presented by Boeing

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s newest attraction! Through engaging storytelling, guests embark on an awe-inspiring journey that begins with an immersive exhibit designed to spark thought and discussion about how society defines a hero. Then, through cutting-edge technology, interactive elements and engaging exhibits, visitors are introduced to the heroes of the NASA space program: the pioneers who worked together to make space exploration possible. Positioned just inside the entrance, the attraction sets the stage for a richer park experience by providing the emotional background and context for space exploration and the legendary men and women who pioneered our journey into space.

Space Shuttle Atlantis

The world’s most comprehensive attraction devoted to the space shuttle, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s Space Shuttle Atlantis brings you nose-to-nose with Atlantis as only astronauts have seen her before – with payload bay doors open as if she were floating in space. More than 60 interactive, touch-screen experiences and high-tech simulators invite you 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). Take a virtual spacewalk; practice docking to the ISS; create sonic booms and glide down the Re-entry Slide; and take the helm at the shuttle cockpit. Celebrate the lives of the fallen heroes of STS-51L/Challenger and STS-107/Columbia at a stirring memorial exhibit, Forever Remembered.

Shuttle Launch Experience

Don’t miss Shuttle Launch Experience, the ride veteran NASA astronauts call the next best thing to an actual space shuttle launch. Feel the G-forces push you back into your seat as you travel at simulated speeds up to 17,500 miles per hour and experience a brief sensation of weightlessness before the payload bay doors open, revealing a stunning view of Earth (located inside Space Shuttle Atlantis).

Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center

Explore the past, present and future of manned space flight on your Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour. See NASA’s historical and working spaceflight areas including the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building and Launch Pad 39B as it is transformed for future rocket flights, then disembark to experience the excitement of the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Here, you’re invited into the “firing room” for a startlingly real reenactment of the launch of Apollo 8 on Dec. 21, 1968 – the first mission to orbit the moon. You’ll get to walk beneath a real Saturn V moon rocket and marvel at its incredible size. At 363 feet long, it’s 60 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty! Touch a real moon rock and explore a wealth of Apollo artifacts at the Apollo Treasures Gallery, including Alan Shepard’s Kitty Hawk capsule and his spacesuit from Apollo 14, still bathed in moon dust. Also located here is The Apollo 1 Tribute, Ad Astra Per Aspera - A Rough Road Leads to the Stars. This tribute shares with everyone mementos of the fallen Apollo 1 astronauts’ lives and reminds us of their sacrifice. Generations of people around the world will learn who these brave astronauts were and how their legacies live on through the Apollo successes and beyond. Don’t miss the presentation inside the Lunar Theater, where a blend of 3D theatrical elements, real NASA video and audio, and multimedia imagery come together to recreate the dramatic events leading up to America’s first moon landing. While you’re there, grab lunch or a snack at the Moon Rock Cafe.

Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted

Visit Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, the nation’s most comprehensive permanent Mars attraction, featuring the Explorers Wanted live show with real-time updates on NASA’s Mars-bound vehicle, the Space Launch System and the Orion capsule. Discover how past space programs have paved the way to the Red Planet and what challenges lie ahead for humans traveling in deep space. Explore exciting simulators and displays, including a full-size Orion heat shield and a host of Mars rovers.

Live Shows and Programs

Astronaut Encounter - Meet a veteran NASA astronaut at the live Astronaut Encounter show, 365 days a year. Offered multiple times daily, this exciting presentation features commanders, pilots, mission specialists, payload specialists and others who have launched, landed, lived and worked aboard the space shuttle and/or International Space Station. The featured astronaut will first share with you a brief multimedia presentation about his or her experience, then you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions. Following the presentation, the astronaut will have time for a quick photo with each guest, so get your camera or Smartphone ready!

Mission Status Briefing - What is our future in space? Where are we headed next? What are unmanned planetary probes learning about our universe right now? Discover the answers to these questions and more at the Mission Status Briefing held multiple times daily in the Astronaut Encounter Theater.

Eyes on the Universe - Journey through time and space to the farthest reaches of the universe in the newest and only 3D 4K-resolution show at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. During this live presentation, traverse back in time 13.4 billion years ago through the eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope to search for the origins of life. Discover what is yet to be seen with the next great observatory under development: NASA’s James Webb Telescope, constructed by Northrop Grumman.

Science on a Sphere - Imagine looking at Earth from space! Science On a Sphere is a global display that takes visitors on a three-dimensional journey around the world and throughout the solar system via dynamic, animated images of the atmosphere, oceans and planets.

3D Space Films

Experience the magic of crystal-clear, 3D IMAX® cinematography on the world’s only twin IMAX screens, each an astounding five stories tall. Choose from two incredible space-themed films featuring eye-popping images of space so real you’ll swear you could reach out and touch them.

“IMAX®A Beautiful Planet” - A Beautiful Planet, made in cooperation with NASA, features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet and the effects humanity has had on it over time. This breathtaking portrait of Earth from space provides a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Narrated by Academy Award®-winner Jennifer Lawrence, this 3D film features footage captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

“Journey To Space 3D” - NASA’s bold plans for the future, including landing astronauts on Mars and capturing asteroids, come to life through visually stunning imagery and extensive interviews with astronauts Chris Ferguson, commander of the final shuttle mission, and Serena Aunon, a new astronaut chosen for future flights. Narrated by film and television legend Sir Patrick Stewart, “Journey To Space” gives a sweeping overview of NASA’s past space accomplishments, current activities and future plans.

Exhibits and More

Rocket Garden - The history of America’s space program is on proud display at the Rocket Garden, where a collection of real and replica spacecraft show how manned space flight progressed through the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo eras. Climb aboard Mercury, Gemini and Apollo capsules.

NASA Now + Next - Exploring beyond the next horizon is part of our ongoing human journey. This area of interest gives you the opportunity to understand where we are now and preview where we’re going next. You can even view today’s iconic spacecraft leading us into the future, including NASA’s Orion spacecraft, SpaceX’s Dragon and Boeing’s Starliner.

Astronaut Memorial - In order to move forward, KSC remembers the past, particularly the astronaut heroes who gave their lives in the name of space exploration. Join KSC in honoring the fallen crews of Apollo 1, STS-51L/Challenger, STS-107/Columbia and others, at this massive skyward-reflecting monument, presented by The Astronaut Memorial Foundation.

Children’s Play Dome - Junior astronauts (less than 48 inches tall) are invited to let their imaginations soar – and burn off some energy – in this space-themed play area where they can climb, slide, explore and make believe! The covered dome encompasses picnic table seating to provide both kids and parents a shady spot to relax.

KSC Dining

While food and drinks are not included with your admission ticket, there are many cafes and snack bars in Kennedy Space Center where food and beverages may be purchased.

Orbit Café - Here’s a meal that’s big enough to satisfy, but quick and easy enough to keep your crew on track for a full day of exploring. Located next to the IMAX Theaters.

Rocket Garden Café - Dine amongst some of the very same Redstone, Atlas and Titan rockets that first put NASA astronauts in space. Enjoy a wide variety of chef options that will surely fit everyone’s needs.

Milky Way - Chill out with soft drinks and soft-serve ice cream near the Astronaut Encounter Theater entrance.

Moon Rock Café - Moon walking can make you hungry. Dine among the sights and sounds of the Apollo lunar landings during your KSC Bus Tour. Located at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

The Weather

In the summer and fall, dress light, wear sunblock, and wear comfortable shoes. In the Winter and Spring, wear layered clothing.

Tour does not provide hotel pick-up or transportation to Kennedy Space Center. Please Note: You must have your E-Ticket to take this tour, or you will be charged again with no refund. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is not responsible for refunds and/or lost or stolen vouchers.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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