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Suggested Itineraries

Below are top recommendations on how to make the most out of a trip to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. These itineraries are only suggestions based on the interests below, and the attractions are not listed in a particular order. Remember to check the Daily Schedule upon arrival for show times.

Note: Listed add-on enhancements are available ticketed experiences that are in addition to the purchase of daily admission.

 

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ONE DAY VISITS
One Day Visit: Family with Children Under 10 Years of Age 

  • Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® presented by Boeing® - 1 hour 
  • Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour including Apollo/Saturn V Center - 2 hours 
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis® with Shuttle Launch Experience® - 2 hour
  • Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted - 30 minutes
  • Children’s Playdome for Junior Astronauts - 30 minutes
  • Dining and shopping – 1 hour 

 
One Day Visit: Family with Children Over 10 Years of Age 

  • Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame presented by Boeing - 1 hour 
  • Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour including Apollo/Saturn V Center - 2 hours 
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis with Shuttle Launch Experience - 2 hours 
  • Lunch With An Astronaut Add-on Enhancement - 90 minutes 
    • Alternative: Dining and shopping - 1 hour
  • Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted - 30 minutes
  • Cosmic Quest Add-on Enhancement - 1 hour
    • Alternative: IMAX® Theater 3D Space Film - 1 hour 


One Day Visit: Adult Couple

  • Kennedy Space Center Explore Bus Tour or Launch Control Center Special Interest Bus Tour Add-on Enhancement, including Apollo/Saturn V Center - 3 hours 
    • Alternative:
    • Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour including Apollo/Saturn V Center - 2 hours
    • Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted – 30 minutes
    • NASA Now - 20 minutes 
  • Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame presented by Boeing - 1 hour 
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis with Shuttle Launch Experience - 2 hours 
  • Astronaut Encounter – 40 minutes
  • Rocket Garden tour - 20 minutes 
  • Dining and shopping - 1 hour 

 
One Day Visit: Space Enthusiast

  • Cape Canaveral Early Space Special Interest Bus Tour Add-on Enhancement, including Apollo/Saturn V Center - 4 hours 
    • Alternative: 
    • Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour including Apollo/Saturn V Center - 2 hours
    • IMAX Theater 3D Space Film – 1 hour
    • NASA Now – 20 minutes
    • Astronaut Encounter – 40 minutes
  • Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame presented by Boeing - 1 hour 
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis with Shuttle Launch Experience - 2 hours 
  • Dining and shopping – 1 hour

 

TWO DAY VISITS: Two Day Visit: Family with Children Under 10 Years of Age 

Day One 

  • Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame presented by Boeing - 1 hour 
  • Rocket Garden tour - 20 minutes
  • Children’s Playdome for Junior Astronauts - 30 minutes 
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis with Shuttle Launch Experience - 2 hours 
  • Science on a Sphere - 30 minutes 
  • Dining and shopping - 1 hour  

Day Two 

  • Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour including Apollo/Saturn V Center - 2 hours 
  • Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted - 30 minutes 
  • Children’s Playdome for Junior Astronauts - 30 minutes 
  • IMAX Theater 3D Space Film - 1 hour 
  • NASA Now – 20 minutes
  • Dining and shopping - 1 hour 

 
Two Day Visit: Family with Children Over 10 Years of Age 

Day One 

  • Kennedy Space Center Explore Special Interest Bus Tour Add-on Enhancement, including Apollo/Saturn V Center - 3 hours 
  • Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame presented by Boeing - 1 hour 
  • Cosmic Quest Add-on Enhancement - 1 hour
  • Astronaut Encounter - 40 minutes
  • NASA Now - 20 minutes
  • IMAX Theater 3D Space Film - 1 hour
  • Dining and shopping - 1 hour 

Day Two 

  • Space Shuttle Atlantis with Shuttle Launch Experience - 2 hours 
  • Cosmic Quest Add-on Enhancement - 1 hour 
  • Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted - 30 minutes 
  • Rocket Garden tour - 20 minutes 
  • Eyes on the Universe: NASA’s Space Telescopes - 30 minutes 
  • Science on a Sphere - 30 minutes 
  • Dining and shopping - 1 hour 

 
Two Day Visit: Adult Couple 

Day One 

  • Kennedy Space Center Explore Special Interest Bus Tour or Launch Control Center Special Interest Bus Tour Add-on Enhancement, including Apollo/Saturn V Center - 3 hours
  • Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame presented by Boeing - 1 hour 
  • Rocket Garden tour - 20 minutes  
  • Astronaut Encounter – 40 minutes
  • Mission Status Briefing – 20 minutes
  • Eyes on the Universe: NASA’s Space Telescopes – 20 minutes
  • Dining and shopping - 1 hour 

Day Two  

  • Space Shuttle Atlantis with Shuttle Launch Experience - 2 hours 
  • Lunch With An Astronaut Add-on Enhancement – 90 minutes
  • Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted - 30 minutes 
  • IMAX Theater 3D Space Film - 1 hour 
  • Science on a Sphere - 30 minutes 
  • NASA Now – 20 minutes
  • Space Mirror Memorial - 10 minutes 
  • Dining and shopping - 1 hour 

 

Two Day Visit: Space Enthusiast 

Day One

  • Cape Canaveral Early Space Special Interest Bus Tour Add-on Enhancement, including Apollo/Saturn V Center - 4 hours 
  • Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame presented by Boeing - 1 hour 
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis and Shuttle Launch Experience - 2 hours
  • Dining and shopping - 1 hour

Day Two

  •  Astronaut Training Experience (ATX) ® Center Exploring with Lockheed Martin Add-on Enhancement - 5 hours  


Insider Tips:

  • It is not recommended to take the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour and a Special Interest Tour on the same day. Special Interest Tours are enhanced bus tours with various stops behind NASA’s gates. All bus tours drop visitors off at the Apollo/Saturn V Center
  • Lunch With An Astronaut features an extended and more interactive live presentation from the astronaut of the day. Guests attending Lunch With An Astronaut are not advised to also watch an Astronaut Encounter on the same day.
  • We recommend that Lunch With An Astronaut attendees take the bus tour after lunch to ensure you are back to the main visitor complex on time.
  • Itineraries are not placed in a specific order. Check the Daily Schedule for the day’s show and tour times.
  • Download Space Chase! Explore & Learn, the mobile learning experience for young space explorers before, during and after their trip to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Download at the Apple Store and Google Play.

 

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Family at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex entrance