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Kennedy Under the Stars | After Hours Event

Aug 31, 2024 06:30 PM - Aug 31, 2024 10:00 PM Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Under the Stars returns August 31, 2024! This exclusive after-hours event combines your favorite visitor complex attractions with a galactic glow party!


The colors of the cosmos come to life through illuminated experiences:

  • An 80s to 90s Video DJ in the Rocket Garden
  • Techno DJ dance party in NASA Central
  • Cosmic Glow Miniature Golf under the massive Saturn 1B rocket
  • Multisensory science experiments from our STEAM Team
  • Glowing bar and lounge areas
  • Photo-worthy live entertainment.


Plus, where else on Earth can you spend your Saturday night with those who have traveled off planet? Veteran NASA astronauts will mingle with guests throughout the evening.

For this event only, the main visitor complex’s key attractions stay open late. With lower wait times, you’ll have more time to venture to other worlds in Spaceport KSC®, get up close to actual flight-flown artifacts like space shuttle Atlantis, feel the rumble aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience® and more.

Attractions Open to Guests:

Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® presented by Boeing®
Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex®
Spaceport KSC®
Gateway STEAM cart
Hyperdeck (Reservations Required)
Journey To Mars: Launched by United Launch Alliance
Space Shuttle Atlantis®
Shuttle Launch Experience®
Space Shop
Astronaut Meet & Greet in Universe Theater, presented by Northrop Grumman

Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the night and select retail stores will remain open as well so you can add to your collection of NASA gear. Annual passholders will receive discounts on food and a 30% savings on retail items.

Stellar outfits encouraged! Get ready to wear your best space-themed attire. Dress to impress and have fun, but for security reasons, costume masks that conceal your face are prohibited, as are any props that resemble weapons.

Join us for an unforgettable night at America’s premier spaceport!

Tickets: $65 (plus tax) for all ages

Join the Party

This event will be held rain or shine.

Gateway and the Rocket Garden with the KUTS logo

Kennedy Under the Stars | After Hours Event