Find out what it’s REALLY like to go into Outer Space at NASA’s headquarters in Orlando!
Explore NASA’s Space Center in Florida!
Did you dream of being an astronaut when you were little? Ever wondered what it would be like to fly into space? Spend a day at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and you’ll get to find out!
This place is NASA's primary launch center of human spaceflight. For REAL. You'll see actual rockets and space shuttles, learn about NASA’s projects and test-drive the simulators that real astronauts use for training!
Space Shuttle Atlantis
Duration: 45 minutes for show & visiting time
- See the ACTUAL Space Shuttle that has orbited the Earth a total of 4,848 times!
- Discover the captivating story of NASA's 30-year Space Shuttle Program
Shuttle Launch Experience
Duration: Around 30 minutes
Restrictions: You must be over 1.12m/3.7ft tall
- Experience the feeling of launching into space on a shuttle simulator
- NASA veterans call it the next best thing to flying aboard the space shuttle!
U.S. Astronaut Hall Of Fame
Duration: Around 15 minutes
- Discover the life stories of America’s space heroes!
- Honour some of the world’s most legendary astronauts through intriguing historic displays
The Rocket Garden
Duration: Around 20 minutes
- Walk among real rockets on a guided tour through the history of rocket science!
- Learn about Project Mercury - the USA’s first ever human spaceflight program
Saturn V Rocket
Duration: Around 30-40 minutes
- See the biggest rocket that’s ever been flown into space!
- This is one of the only 3 Saturn V rockets left in the USA
Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour
Duration: Around 45 minutes
- A guided tour through restricted areas of the facility from the comfort of an air-conditioned coach
- See the actual spots where America launched to the moon and where astronauts will be launched into deep space
Want to see a real rocket launch?
You could watch a real NASA rocket launch from the main Visitor Complex for free!
From the viewing area next to Space Shuttle Atlantis and see the launch about 3 seconds after lift-off above the tree line. It’s an experience you won’t forget in a hurry!
When is the next launch?
Rocket launches don’t take place every day. Many of them are announced just within 2 weeks in advance and can always be postponed on short notice, so make sure you keep checking the launch event schedule.
Dine with an Astronaut
Duration: 90 minutes
- Find out what it’s like to launch, live and work in space from someone who’s really been there!
- Have your photo taken with the astronaut and ask them any questions you like over a chef-prepared buffet lunch
ATX- Astronaut Training Experience
Duration: 5 hours
- Led by real Space-Flight Experts, this experience takes you aboard 2 spacecraft launch mission simulations in a full-scale Orion-style capsule and authentic Mission Control Centre
- Learn how to walk in outer space & find out what it’s like to take a stroll on the surface of Mars!
- Kennedy Space Center is open every day of the year except Christmas Day
- The Visitor Complex is open from 9am until 5pm (or sometimes later depending on the season)
The LC39 Observation Gantry & Orbit are currently closed until further notice
How far is Kennedy Space Center from Orlando?
Kennedy Space Center is located in the city of Cape Canaveral, Florida, just off the SR 405
It's about 1-2 hours’ drive from Orlando depending on traffic – perfect for a day trip!
Parking is not included with your ticket. The prices for parking per day are as follows:
- Cars: $10
- Motorcycles: $5
- Motor homes, RVs or other oversized vehicles: $15
Disabled parking spaces are available at the same prices, but please note you must possess a valid access parking permit to park here.
The car park will open 30 minutes before the Visitor Complex opens.
Any tickets with transport include pick-up from the locations shown on the map below:
- Children age 3 and under go free!
- Children up to 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult
Height restrictions apply on some of the simulators
Weight restrictions apply on some of the simulators
Designated areas only
- Access for visitors with disabilities is available throughout the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
- Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available to rent on a first-come first-served basis at around $10/$25 per day.
- Wheelchair accessible transportation is avalible. Please call 48 hours in advance to enure correct transportation is provided.
- Visitors with impaired vision can take a short orientation of the Visitor Complex on the day of their visit.
- Free audio guides in 8 languages are available to guests with impaired vision.
Disabled parking spaces are available near the entrance of the Visitor Complex.
Facilities at Kennedy Space Center include:
- ATM machines
- Baby care centres
- Locker rental
- Stroller rental
- Wheelchair rental
Eating & Drinking
- Kennedy Space Center has a variety of dining options where you can enjoy sandwiches, hot meals, ice cream and more.
- Food is not allowed to be brought into the complex
- Lunch is included with select tickets – please see the individual ticket options for more info
Terms & Conditions
- Tours are subject to change due to operational requirements of the Kennedy Space Center
- Our tickets do not include Rocket Launch viewings
- Occasionally the Visitor Complex may be closed for Rocket Launches - please check directly with Kennedy Space Centre before making the journey to visit