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Kennedy Space Center Tickets & Tours

Discover the past, present, and future of humanity's voyage into space at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando. With your Kennedy Space Center tickets, enjoy a host of benefits such as round trip transfers, VIP tours, combo experiences and more.
Kennedy Space Center Tickets & Tours

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Standard Tour

Round-trip transportation from the Orlando, Kissimmee, and Lake Buena Vista areas
General Admission to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Free time to explore the complex
Professional guide/driver

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Round-trip transportation from Orlando's ICON 360
Admission ticket to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
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Hotel pickup & drop-off
Round-trip transfers from Orlando, Kissimmee, Disney or Lake Buena Vista areas
Continental breakfast
Entry into the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
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$15 lunch/merchandise voucher per person
Snacks for return journey from space center
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These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 2 Aug, 2023.
You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Kennedy Space Center Tickets & Tours Guide

The Kennedy Space Center is a proud landmark in the United States of America, a place where mankind took its first big leap into the realms of space. Although it’s been decades since its first mission, the past, present, and future of space exploration is still alive and thriving at the center. We’ve put together all the information you would need to plan your visit, including Kennedy Space Center tickets and tour options, things to see, FAQs, & more.

Post-COVID-19 Safety Measures at Kennedy Space Center

  • Kennedy Space Center tickets can now be booked online.
  • All guests are required to wear face masks inside the Kennedy Space Center. 
  • More than 30 hand sanitizer dispensers are available throughout the park. 
  • Frequently touched areas are regularly cleaned and sanitized. 
  • Additional signs have been installed around the premises to remind staff and guests to follow safety protocol.

All Your Kennedy Space Center Tickets & Tours Options

The Kennedy Space Center is an important symbol of aiding human curiosity, a hallmark of inspiration into the world of science. Choosing the right experience can be confusing, so we’ve summarized all your ticket and tour options and what they include. 
There are a variety of options available for guests. You can choose a general admission ticket, a day tour with return transfers, a VIP tour, or a combo tour with other attractions. Here’s a more detailed look at each ticket type. 

Admission Tickets

Day Tour with Transfers

VIP Experience Tour

Combo Tours

This ticket will give you a one-day admission to Kennedy Space Center. Be greeted by a real astronaut, explore multiple space exhibits, get a close look at rockets and capsules, watch an IMAX movie, and so much more! This ticket is ideal if you’re on a time crunch but still want to make the most of your visit. With this ticket, you get to explore all the attractions inside the complex at your own pace. 

Recommended experiences 

Discover life-size rockets, touch a real piece of the moon, access restricted areas, learn about the heroes of space exploration, and so much more!
Enjoy an extensive tour of the Kennedy Space Center and all its attractions along with a professional guide. Additionally, you will be picked up and dropped off from select locations and be accompanied by a professional guide on your tour. This tour is perfect if you want to make a day out of your visit and enjoy an in-depth exploration of space. 

Recommended experiences

On this 10-hour guided tour, get an insightful look into space exploration as you marvel at various exhibits, simulators, rockets, and other exciting attractions. Enjoy round trip transfers.
On this out-of-the-ordinary KSC Explore tour, explore NASA’s flight operations, visit the grounds of shuttle launches, and discover the history and future of space travel.
Explore Kennedy Space Center VIP style! VIP tickets offer a host of benefits and ensure that you get an in-depth insight into the past, present, and future of space. You’ll be accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide from start to finish as you discover all the top attractions here. Depending on the ticket you opt for, you’ll be treated to a variety of benefits such as return transfers, meals, and more.

Recommended experiences

On this educational guided tour, discover NASA’s efforts into exploring space as you encounter rockets, pieces from the moon, and shuttle launch simulators. Your experience includes round trip transfers, breakfast and more.
Combine your visit to Kennedy Space Center with other popular attractions such as a 30-minute safari boat ride or a visit to ICON Park. If you’re looking for an action-packed day for a lesser price, we recommend choosing a combo ticket. Enjoy direct entry to both attractions and depending on your chosen ticket, get benefits such as round trip transfers, meals, and more.

Recommended experiences

On this combo tour, visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and enjoy access to the ferris wheel at ICON Park. Your experience includes pick-up and drop-off.

Plan Your Visit to Kennedy Space Center

Opening Hours

Getting There

Guidelines/Facilities

What are Kennedy Space Center hours? 
Kennedy Space Center opening hours are between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Monday to Sunday. Final entry is an hour before closing time.
When is Kennedy Space Center closed? 
Kennedy Space Center is closed on Thanksgiving Day (25 November) and Christmas Day (25 December).
What is the best time to visit Kennedy Space Center? 
Early mornings on weekdays is the best time to visit as queues are shortest during these hours.
How long is a Kennedy Space Center tour? 
Due to its sheer size and vast variety of attractions, you can expect to spend an entire day here. Set aside 6-9 hours to tour all the major attractions at Kennedy Space Center.
How long does it take to get from Orlando to Kennedy Space Center? 
It takes about 2 hours to get to Kennedy Space Center from Orlando by bus and about one hour by car or taxi.
Where is Kennedy Space Center located? 
Kennedy Space Center is situated on Merritt Island in Florida.
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How do I get from Orlando to Kennedy Space Center? 
You can get from Orlando to Kennedy Space Center by bus, taxi, or car. Bus routes 104, 11, and 13 will take you to the center. If you’re driving to the complex from Orlando, take either State Road 528 or Interstate 95 and look for signs on the way. Parking is available at the Visitor Complex.
Are return transfers included in my Kennedy Space Center tours? 
Yes. You can choose a day tour of the Kennedy Space Center which includes return transfers.
Can I take the metro/train to Kennedy Space Center? 
There is no train stop at the Kennedy Space Center. We recommend traveling by bus, taxi, or car.
Is the Kennedy Space Center wheelchair accessible? 
Yes. Kennedy Space Center is wheelchair accessible and you can also rent a wheelchair or stroller at the visitors complex or online.
Is storage facility available at Kennedy Space Center? 
Yes. There is a storage facility at the Kennedy Space Center, however, only small bags will fit inside. Avoid carrying suitcases and large bags.
Is photography permitted at Kennedy Space Center? 
Handheld cameras are permitted at the Kennedy Space Center, however, professional photography is not allowed.
Are outside food and drinks permitted inside Kennedy Space Center? 
Food and drinks packed in small, soft-sided coolers are allowed inside the Kennedy Space Center. Alcoholic beverages cannot be carried inside, however, you can purchase beer at select locations inside the premises.

What to See at Kennedy Space Center?

There’s so much to see at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Here’s a list of their top attractions and what they entail.

Rocket Garden

In 1961, a Mercury-Redstone 3 rocket was launched, marking an important day for mankind. Alan Shepard was aboard this rocket and completed the first-ever human space flight in the United States of America. The Rocket Garden contains giant rockets representing NASA’s Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, which also serve as a tribute to the engineers and astronauts who made space flight possible.

Heroes & Legends

Go on an inspiring journey as you walk through the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, dedicated to the heroes of space exploration. Discover actual artifacts including the Sigma 7 capsule, the Redstone rocket, and the Gemini 9 capsule. Relive the thrills of the earliest American missions and learn about the heroes that defined them in the Heroes & Legends section of the complex.

Saturn V Rocket

Get a close look at the rocket that launched astronauts to the Moon at the Apollo/Saturn V Rocket Center. Take a walk and marvel at the genius of human engineering as you appreciate the size and complexity of the giant Saturn V rocket. This is just one of three rockets remaining in the US, out of a total of 13 rockets that were launched.

Space Shuttle Atlantis

The entrance of the space shuttle Atlantis is a must-see attraction on your visit. This massive full-scale shuttle with two rocket boosters and an external tank will leave you awe-struck! Take a look at the shuttle just as astronauts have seen her in space - rotated to an angle of 43.21 degrees with her doors open and Canadarm extended, making it seem like it just undocked from the International Space Station.

Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted

Exploring the possibility of life on Mars has been a long-standing aim in the world of space exploration and a popular topic in sci-fi movies. Discover this multimedia exhibit which shows NASA’s plans to explore Mars and what missions are in action right now. Get your hands on the interactive games and simulators, and get a good look at replicas of Mars rovers in this section.

Apollo 8 and the Firing Moon

Be a part of one of the most historic moments in space exploration during NASA’s mission to orbit the moon in 1968. The Firing Room Theatre holds the actual consoles used during the Apollo launches, giving you a chance to relive those aspirational moments. Face the consoles and witness the massive Saturn V rocket lift off from the launchpad and soar towards the moon.

Planet Play

If you’re visiting with your children, then make sure you stop at Planet Play for some fun and immersive space games! Planet Play is an indoor play area designed for kids between the ages of 2 to 12. Here they can map a constellation, climb through a wormhole, walk on Saturn’s rings, and slide through a field of asteroids. It’s the perfect opportunity for them to have fun and also learn more about space!

NASA Now + Next

Something that was once a dream is now a working mission at NASA. Take a look at the present and future of space flight as you discover the many programs developed to explore the depths of space. This includes the Commercial Crew Program, a scale model of the Space Launch System, a full-scale model of the InSight Lander, SpaceX Dragon cargo vehicle from the COTS-2 Mission, and so much more!

Kennedy Space Center Tickets & Tour FAQs

Are Kennedy Space Center tickets available online now?

Yes. You can now book Kennedy Space Center tickets online.

What safety measures are in place at Kennedy Space Center?

Tickets and tours can now be booked online to avoid physical contact. The use of masks and social distancing is mandatory now. All visitors are required to adhere to safety protocols.

What are the different types of Kennedy Space Center tickets and tours?

You can choose from a range of Kennedy Space Center tickets and tours including general admission, day tours with transfers, the VIP experience, and combo tours.

Are return transfers included in Kennedy Space Center tours?

Yes. You can opt for the day tour and combo tours which include return transfers. Standard admission tickets do not include return transfers.

Are guided Kennedy Space Center tours available?

Yes. Most tours include a knowledgeable tour guide who will accompany you every step of the way and share interesting information about NASA’s effort into space exploration.

Are discounts available on Kennedy Space Center tickets?

Children between the ages of 3 to 11 can enjoy a discount on Kennedy Space Center tickets. Please carry a valid photo ID to show at the entrance. 

What are Kennedy Space Center hours?

Kennedy Space Center opening hours are between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Monday to Sunday. Please note that the center will be closed on November 25th and December 25th (Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).

How do I get from Orlando to Kennedy Space Center?

You can get to Kennedy Space Center from Orlando by bus, taxi, or car. Bus routes 104, 11, and 13 will take you to the center. If you’re driving to the complex from Orlando, take either State Road 528 or Interstate 95 and look for signs on the way. Parking is available at the Visitor Complex.

What is the best time to visit Kennedy Space Center?

We recommend visiting Kennedy Space Center in May, June, or October, on a weekday. Temperatures during this time are pleasant and crowds are generally lesser. Additionally, you can plan your trip towards the morning to avoid the general crowd. 

Is Kennedy Space Center wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Kennedy Space Center is wheelchair accessible and you can also rent a wheelchair or stroller at the visitors complex or online.
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