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Why You'll Love Your Annual Pass

Did you know that Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes catered to your interests? We know you will love your annual pass. See how these passes are perfect for you, no matter who you are:

Father and son explore the rocket garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.


There is something special about watching our future space explorers walk among giants in the Rocket Garden or stand in awe of space shuttle Atlantis. Aspiring astronauts, engineers, scientists – you name it- can find inspiration at the visitor complex. Not only are the exhibits and attractions exciting, they are also educational. Families can return all year to help ignite the spark within the next generation that may one travel beyond Earth’s orbit! The Atlantis Annual Pass costs less than two daily admission tickets, earning free parking and discounts on dining, shopping and your friends’ and family admission tickets…all in addition to a year of unlimited admission.

Father and daughter look in awe at the rocket garden at Kennedy Space Center VIsitor Complex.

Space Enthusiasts

We know that many of you are fans of all things space. We are space enthusiasts too! With an annual pass, you will have the most opportunities to enjoy all the visitor complex has to offer, including many rocket launch viewing opportunities. With the Explorer Annual Pass specifically, enjoy one Dine With An Astronaut and one Special Interest Tour in addition to unlimited daily admission and discounts on dining, shopping and guest admission. When it comes to rocket launch viewing from the visitor complex, most viewing opportunities and Launch Transportation Tickets require the purchase of a daily admission ticket. With an annual pass, you already have daily admission covered. Keep in mind, however, that historic launches may require the purchase of a launch viewing package, regardless of an annual pass.*

Trading cards for the Apollo 11 anniversary

Collectors of Space Memorabilia

Throughout the year, the visitor complex invites astronauts, scientists, engineers, authors and public figures to interact with our visitors. Hear presentations, panels, attend book signings and visit pop-up exhibit booths to learn more about the people behind America’s space program. The visitor complex may also offer commemorative gifts for special milestone and anniversary dates. If you love space memorabilia, an annual pass allows you to keep returning all year for the “I was there” giveaways, autograph sessions and special events that will help grow your collection.

Father and son gaze excitedly at a Mars rover.


The Educator Study Pass invites teachers from the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands to the visitor complex for free with an Educator Study Pass. It is essentially a complimentary annual pass. Use the Educator Study Pass to get tips for field trips, learn about new education programs and find interesting facts to integrate with STEM curriculum. We look forward to seeing you and your students for your next educational field trip! Learn more about how to qualify on our Educator Study Pass webpage.

To purchase an annual pass, or view the options of all of the ways you can explore Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, visit our tickets page.


*Annual passes are not valid for separately priced tickets such as special launch viewing and events. Annual passholders receive a 10% discount on many separately priced activities when admission is included. Terms and conditions are subject to change.