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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Trip Planner

Welcome to the Greatest Space Adventure on Earth!

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the only place in the world where you can see the real space shuttle Atlantis, touch a moon rock, meet a veteran NASA astronaut, and get an up-close view of a real Saturn V moon rocket all in the same day!

Arrive early for this full-day experience to make the most of your visit. The Visitor Complex opens at 9 am every day.

Recommended Itineraries

One Day Visit: Family    

  • KSC Bus Tour of Kennedy Space Center and Apollo/Saturn V Center 2 hours
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis® with Shuttle Launch Experience® 2 hours
  • Rocket Garden Tour 30 minutes
  • Journey To Mars: Explorers 30 minutes
  • Children’s Playdome for Junior Astronauts 30 minutes
  • IMAX® 3D Space Films 1 hour
  • Science on a Sphere 30 minutes
  • Dining/Shopping 1 hour

Total hours: 8

Add an additional hour with upgraded experience Cosmic Quest

One Day Visit: Adult Couple

  • KSC Bus Tour of Kennedy Space Center and Apollo/Saturn V Center 2 hours
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis® with Shuttle Launch Experience® 2 hours
  • Astronaut Encounter with Mission Status Briefing 1 hour
  • Eyes on the Universe: NASA’s Space Telescopes 30 minutes
  • Rocket Garden Tour 30 minutes
  • IMAX® 3D Space Films 1 hour
  • Science on a Sphere 30 minutes
  • Dining/Shopping 1 hour

Total hours: 8.5

Add an additional hour with upgraded experience Lunch With An Astronaut

Dining locations at the main Visitor Complex include breakfast and snacks at Rocket Fuel coffee truck, breakfast and lunch at Rocket Garden Café, lunch at Orbit Café, lunch at G Force Grill, and ice cream treats at Milky Way and Space Dots. An additional dining location for lunch at Moon Rock Café is located at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

Shopping locations at the main Visitor Complex include The Space Shop, Shuttle Express and Information (with limited selection). An additional shopping location at The Right Stuff is located at Apollo/Saturn V Center.

Upgraded Experiences Enhance your visit by adding Lunch With An Astronaut, Special Interest Tours, Cosmic Quest and Astronaut Training Experience (ATX)®. Though Lunch With An Astronaut and Cosmic Quest can be scheduled for a one day visit, we recommend a multi-day ticket or annual pass to experience more than one bus tour and ATX.

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For more information, call 866.737.5235 8 am – 6 pm daily
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Today Is Friday, September 30, 2016 Today's HOURS 9 am - 6 pm KSC Bus Tour departs every 15 minutes from the Visitor Complex and ends at Apollo/Saturn V Center.