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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Things To Do: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

  • Your journey begins in the Atlantis theater where we bring to life the story of the people who dared to do the impossible. Gaze in wonder at a close-up view of Space Shuttle Atlantis, displayed in mid-flight glory. With more than 60 interactive exhibits, it's is a moving celebration of humankind’s greatest achievements. 

  • Shuttle Launch Experience immerses visitors in the sights, sounds and feelings of a Space Shuttle launch, an incredible journey of launching into space and orbiting Earth aboard a Space Shuttle. Guest crewmembers strap in and go vertical for launch in a one-of-a-kind custom-designed crew cabin.

  • There’s no better way to get a glimpse of Kennedy Space Center than on one of our daily tours, departing by bus every 15 minutes from the Visitor Complex. Our experienced tour guides will take you past some of the most iconic NASA landmarks.

  • Relive the wonder and excitement of the Apollo era in this one-of-a-kind exhibit that celebrates the unprecedented achievement of putting man on the moon and the joy felt in that moment by all humankind.

  • You’re invited to meet a veteran NASA astronaut at the live Astronaut Encounter show. Offered multiple times daily, this exciting presentation features an astronaut every day with more than 30 of the approximately 500 hundred men and women who have flown in space scheduled throughout the year.

  • Two incredible, five-story 3D presentations tell stories certain to inspire. One explores the breathtaking images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, and the other details projects that NASA is currently working on, like sending astronauts to Mars.

  • Imaginations will soar at the Children's Play Dome, a one-of-a-kind space-themed playground. With the majestic Rocket Garden as a backdrop, children can take off in a spacecraft, climb a moon rock wall, crawl through rocket tunnels and slide to the surface of the Moon.

  • The future of space travel lies with you. Learn more about what it takes to explore Mars in this inspiring show. Exhibits provide a look at prototypes and designs that will launch the next generation to Mars and beyond, including rovers, simulators, and the Orion crew capsule.

  • At NASA, it is often said that we stand on the shoulders of giants. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the Rocket Garden. Behind every rocket you see are great men and women engineers and astronauts, designers and thinkers who turned dreams into history. It is here you find the first rocket to break free from gravity.

  • At the Astronaut Memorial, we honor NASA’s fallen heroes, those among the elite astronaut corps who gave their lives in the pursuit of knowledge that lies beyond our Earth.

  • Is it cold in space? What do you eat there? What’s it like to be weightless? Now is your chance to ask questions, hear personal stories and have your photo taken with a veteran NASA astronaut as you enjoy our chef-inspired buffet.

  • A trained space expert leads this bus tour with photo ops of the Kennedy Space Center launch pads, in front of the VAB and on the NASA Causeway, You’ll be treated to a panoramic view of rocket launch sites at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Experience the space program’s past and future.

  • Designed with the help of NASA astronauts, this program is as real as it gets! This intense and exciting half-day of hands-on training is the closest most people ever get to going into orbit.

  • The Launch Control Center is the heart of every space mission. You’ll journey inside Firing Room 4, the firing room from which all 21 shuttle launches since 2006 were controlled. Get an up-close look at the computer consoles where engineers monitored all of the system checks leading up to launch.

  • Calling the next generation of space explorers! Develop your skills in this new, interactive game, Cosmic Quest, where you’ll launch NASA’s next rocket, perform experiments, capture an asteroid and build your own colony on Mars.

  • Discover an out-of-this-world dining experience at Kennedy Space Center. Choose from numerous self-service dining areas and specialty food locations.

  • Welcome to the greatest space adventure on Earth! To see and experience as much as possible, here is information to help you plan your visit.

  • Take home a souvenir from the Space Shop, the world’s largest store for space-related memorabilia, to remind you of the many exciting adventures you experienced.