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How to Plan Your Visit to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Do you know that January 31, 2023 is National Plan for Vacation Day? If you are exploring Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex this year, here are some tools to help you plan ahead:


Events Trio


Check out the Event Calendar


Before you arrive, you will want to look at our event calendar. There, see who the Astronaut of the Day will be and if there are any special events or tours being offered during your visit. Plus, with so many predicted rocket launches this year, there is a good chance you may see one! The visitor complex's calendar includes all public, confirmed launches, along with information how you can watch liftoff from one of our viewing locations.




Family being photographed in Gateway 

Review our Suggested Itineraries


Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has a lot to offer all visitors. If you are looking for a place to start, check out our suggested itineraries based on what category fits you best:

  • Family with Children Under 10 Years of Age
  • Family with Children Over 10 Years of Age
  • Adult Couple or Group
  • Space Enthusiast

We highly recommend you plan to visit for more than one day to experience everything, but we also have one-day itineraries that can help you prioritize what to see during a shorter visit.




Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction


Learn About Our Attractions and Exhibits


Did you know that most attractions and exhibits are included with admission? Explore our complete list to find out what you are most excited to see? Perhaps it is taking the bus tour, or walking under the real space shuttle Atlantis, Saturn V Moon rocket or SpaceX Falcon 9 booster. Or perhaps you want to touch a real Moon rock. Find your favorites below.




Mom taking picture of son in Rocket Garden 


Get Answers to Your Questions


We have compiled a lot of information that will help you plan your vacation, no matter what question you may have. For information on our current hours or operation, what to bring, accessibility, or even our environmental initiatives, take a look at the information found on our Plan You Visit page for all of the smaller details.





We look forward to welcoming you to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. One small step from Orlando, America's multi-user spaceport is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories during your next vacation.