Tour Kennedy Space Center with an Astronaut Guide 

Explore Kennedy Space Center as part of a small group with your astronaut guide. Discover the birthplace of America’s space program with an experienced space explorer by your side as you tour Space Shuttle Atlantis® and blast off on Shuttle Launch Experience®, along with touring the iconic sites of Kennedy Space Center by motor coach. Savor a catered lunch at the LC-39 Observation Gantry in the heart of historic Launch Complex 39, where the Apollo astronauts launched to the moon!

  • $199 for adults; $174 for children ages 3-11, includes daily admission.
  • Annual passholders pay only $149 for adults and $134 for children. Annual passholder Fly With An Astronaut tickets are only available by calling 855-456-6597.
  • Tour is scheduled 9:15 am to 1:30 pm.
  • Space is limited to 43 participants.
  • This tour may not be suitable for young children due to the length of the tour and minors must be accompanied by a participating, paying adult over the age of 18.   
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The Fly With An Astronaut Experience

Meet at the entrance to Nature and Technology at 9:15 a.m. for a preflight briefing and then the countdown to exploration begins. As a newly-recruited crew member, enter Space Shuttle Atlantis® to be welcomed by your private tour guide: a veteran NASA astronaut. After a guided tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis®, pose for an individual photo with your astronaut guide next to the Astrovan. Then step aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience® to find out what it feels like to launch into space on a shuttle traveling 17,500 mph, with a veteran NASA astronaut at your side!

Board a bus with your astronaut guide for a tour of Kennedy Space Center. Your astronaut guide shares stories of launch and space experience as you take advantage of panoramic photo opportunities of Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The tour includes a drive past the Vehicle Assembly Building and a stop at the LC-39 Observation Gantry for a private catered lunch. During lunch, receive the autographed photo of you with your astronaut guide. At the end of the tour, approximately 1:30 pm, receive a parting gift and continue touring the Apollo/Saturn V Center or board a bus back to the main visitor complex.

2017 Dates

February 10, 11, 12

March 10, 11, 12

April 7, 8, 9

May 5, 6, 7

June 2, 3, 4, 16, 17, 18


Attraction Details
  • VIP Program includes daily admission
  • page detail Moon Rock Cafe available at Apollo/Saturn V Center
  • page detail Allow 5 Hours
  • page detail Shopping available at Apollo/Saturn V Center
  • reserved Advance reservations are required
  • bathrooms Restrooms available at Apollo/Saturn V Center
  • transport Tour concludes at Apollo/Saturn V Center
  • page detail Wheelchair Accessible
  • transport Return buses leave every 15 minutes
  • transport Return Trip 20 minutes
  • page detail Multiple tours are not recommended
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All exhibits are subject to change and tours may be altered or closed due to operational requirements or launch preparations.