Kennedy Space Center Lunch with an Astronaut & Visitor Complex Admission Ticket

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Enjoy lunch with an Astronaut and admission to the visitor complex at the Kennedy Space Center.

This is one of the most popular programs at the Kennedy Space Center. "Lunch with an Astronaut" gives visitors a one-of-a-kind experience to meet a member of NASA's Astronaut Corps and have their picture taken. This tour includes the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Admission Ticket.

This tour is held once daily during lunch hours. These sessions offer an up-close and personal opportunity to share in the excitement of space exploration through the eyes and personal stories of one of NASA's best. All of this while enjoying a delicious meal.

An impressive roster of Astronauts have appeared since the program's inception in 2001, among them Wally Schirra, John Glenn, Jim Lovell, Gene Cernan, Walt Cunningham, Story Musgrave and Jon McBride.

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Kennedy Space Center Lunch with an Astronaut & Visitor Complex Admission Ticket Details

Length: approximately 1 hour


12:15 pm daily

The Kennedy Space Center opens daily at 9:00 am


This 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. This tour includes Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center admission. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee 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.

Kennedy Space Center Lunch with an Astronaut & Visitor Complex Admission Ticket Description

This meal opportunity includes a banquet-style lunch with a speaking appearance by a real Astronaut hero. The popular program includes a fun highlight video of Astronauts living and working in space, a brief oration of the Astronaut's thoughts, and individual time with each family for Q & A and photos. The meal is topped off by a wonderful selection of desserts.

Each meal is an exclusive opportunity to rub elbows, ask questions, and take pictures with a real Space Hero! And the food is fantastic!

Astronaut schedule subject to change.

Seating for lunch begins at 12:15 pm.

Lunch Menu:

Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, Rotisserie Chicken with Mushroom Sauce, Oven Roasted Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Rolls and Butter, Dessert, Coffee or Tea. A child's alternative of corndog nuggets is also available. Menu is subject to change.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Admission Ticket Description:

This day at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex includes the Kennedy Space Center Tour of NASA's Launch Headquarters, two IMAX films, all shows and exhibits - including Space Shuttle Atlantis, and a visit to the Astronaut Hall of Fame. The tour includes a stop at the four-story LC-39 Observation Gantry where you get a bird's eye view of the Space Shuttle launch pads and parts of the world's busiest space launch facility.

The second tour stop is the acclaimed Apollo/Saturn V Center, where you will walk beneath a massive Saturn V rocket, relive Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon, and experience the thunderous rumble of a Saturn V moon rocket lift off.

Your day continues with IMAX movie screenings of "Hubble 3D." Hubble 3D offers an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy and highlights its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves.

You may also enjoy the many other shows and exhibits at the Visitor Complex, including a chance to meet a real astronaut at the Astronaut Encounter Show, and enjoy the live, interactive experiences of Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted.

The day is topped off with a visit to the Astronaut Hall of Fame, located at the entrance to the Kennedy Space Center. This attraction features the world's largest collection of personal astronaut mementos, historic spacecraft, one-of-a-kind space legacies, and hands-on activities. You may sit in a mission control console, feel the pull of 4 Gs in the G-Force Simulator, and land a Space Shuttle.

You also have the opportunity to experience the exciting new Great Balls of Fire exhibit which shares the story of the origins of our solar system, asteroids and comets and their possible impacts and risks. Via a hands-on component you can study how scientists determine the trajectory path of such near-Earth objects. Learn about meteors, comets and asteroids, you can use interactive displays to build your own solar system, test rocks to see if they have meteorite-like properties, explore the various sizes of asteroids and comets, and explore what would happen if one were to hit your hometown. This amazing exhibit will be available through January 4, 2015.

Each Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex ticket is valid for one day of admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and a second day to the Astronaut Hall of Fame (second day must be used within seven days of first use).

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Operating Hours

Operating hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Visitor Complex is open every day of the year.

Astronaut Hall of Fame Operating Hours

The Astronaut Hall of Fame opens daily at 12:00 noon. The closing time varies between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm seasonally. The later closing times are during the summer and in the year-end holiday period. The Astronaut Hall of Fame is open every day of the year.

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

Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour

Runs approximately 2 to 2.5 hours. Buses are wheelchair-accessible. Tours start at 10:00 am and run continuously every 15 minutes. Last tour departs as early as 2:15 pm at some times in the year. There are two stops along the way, the LC-39 Observation Gantry and the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

Attractions at Kennedy Space Center

John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride and Jim Lovell are just a few names of the brave men and women that have launched into space from Kennedy Space Center, and now it's your turn to become a part of the space program. Your full day of exploration includes real space hardware, authentic attractions, inspiring exhibits and hands-on experiences that will make KSC the highlight of your Florida vacation.

The incredible accomplishments of the Apollo moon program return to life in the amazing Apollo/Saturn V Center. In back-to-back IMAX® theaters, you'll feel the thrill of space exploration on five-story screens as you "float" right alongside NASA Astronauts. On our guided tours into exclusive areas, you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at Kennedy Space Center's working space flight facilities.

Strap in and experience interactive space flight simulators at the Astronaut Hall of Fame. Touch a real piece of Mars, see gigantic rockets, board the Space Shuttle Explorer and much more.

Interesting Notes:

  • Meet face-to-face with one of the few who have flown in space, "live" at the Astronaut Encounter
  • Touch a piece of Mars at the Exploration in the New Millennium
  • A chance to see the actual space shuttle and launch pads from the L39 Observation Gantry.
  • See a Space Shuttle model on a scale of 1:1
  • Kennedy Space Center NASA Bus Tour with stops at the Observation Gantry to see the launch pads, and the Saturn V exhibit area
  • Unlimited access to the Visitors Complex exhibits such as IMAX Space Films, Rocket Garden, Robot Scouts, Universe Theater, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted, Early Space Exploration, Nature and Technology

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

We also offer two options for this tour with roundtrip transportation from Orlando:

Kennedy Space Center Tour & Astronaut Lunch from Orlando

Kennedy Space Center & Dine with an Astronaut Tour from Orlando

Transportation Access

All of the tour buses are equipped with wheelchair-accessible lifts. You can request this service from any of the ticket agents and board buses from Gate 5. You also have the option of transferring into tour buses and picking up a wheelchair at each of the tour destinations.

Wheelchair & Stroller Rentals

Wheelchair and stroller rentals are available for purchase onsite. The cost of strollers are $5.00 (plus tax). The cost of wheelchairs are $10.00 (plus tax). You will present your rental receipt to the service agent at the wheelchair and rental booth, to pick up your rental. You will also be instructed to return your rental at the end of your visit. At tour stops, wheelchairs will be reserved for guests purchasing rentals, however, strollers will still remain available on a self-serve basis.

This 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.

Kennedy Space Center Tours is an independent ticket seller and is not affiliated with NASA, Kennedy Space Center, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, or Delaware North Companies.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Tour was wonderful.
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