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Kennedy Space  Center

Unique perspective on space from its earliest beginning to today and beyond

 

 

Kennedy Space Center Attractions

John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Sally Ride and Jim Lovell are just a few names of the brave men and women who have launched into space from Kennedy Space Center – and now it's your turn to become part of the space program. Our exciting Kennedy Space Center attractions feature inspiring exhibits and hands-on experiences, including:

  • The Apollo/Saturn V Center, where the incredible accomplishments of the Apollo moon program return to life
  • IMAX® theaters, where you can feel the thrill of space exploration on five-story screens as you "float' alongside NASA astronauts.
  • Guided tours into exclusive areas for a behind-the-scenes look at Kennedy Space Center's working space flight facilities
  • Interactive space flight simulators at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®


Shuttle Launch Experience - Strap in for the sights, sounds, feelings, and excitement of a vertical launch in mankind's most complex vehicle. Live the thrilling launch experience of astronaut crews aboard NASA's Space Shuttle. A great adventure for all ages, although due to the simulation's realistic nature, some requirements and restrictions apply.

Kennedy Space Center Tours -

KSC Explore Tour

KSC Launch Control Center Tour

KSC Cape Canaveral Early Space Tour 

and are guided by space program experts and take you deeper into the operations of Kennedy Space Center.

IMAX Films - In two giant IMAX® theaters, the dream of spaceflight comes alive with a wall of sound, five-story screen and realistic 3-D special effects. Dramatic footage shot by NASA astronauts during actual missions will make you feel like you’re floating alongside them.

Astronaut Encounter - The daily Astronaut Encounter briefings allow plenty of time for discussion, so bring your questions – and your camera.

You will need to visit the KSC web site for a list of famous astronauts appearing at Kennedy Space Center's Astronaut Encounter.

 

U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® - Come live the human side of space at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, complete with the sights, sounds and experiences of the famous astronauts who first ventured into the frontiers of space.

Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted - Step into a world of exciting possibilities as you are inspired to be a part of the NASA mission through a live, interactive show and hands-on exhibits.

Rocket Garden - Dramatic lighting brings historic NASA rockets back to life with an adventurous and patriotic scheme, highlighting each fuselage with brilliant white uplight, bathing the site with techno-blue accents and heating the engines with flickering red-orange light.

Apollo / Saturn V Center - Here, in a spacious facility featuring a real Saturn V rocket, the Apollo program returns spectacularly to life.

The Apollo/Saturn V Center is a tribute to the Apollo astronauts and the machines that got them there – and brought them home safely.

LC 39 Observation Gantry - The 60-foot-tall Launch Complex (LC) 39 Observation Gantry provides a breathtaking 360-degree view of the two giant Shuttle Launch Pads, 39A and 39B.

Space Shuttle Plaza - In the Space Shuttle Plaza, guests are met with a jaw-dropping, full-sized NASA Space Shuttle replica – Explorer.

Astronaut Memorial - The Astronaut Memorial honors the 24 U.S. astronauts who gave their lives for space exploration.

Children's Play Dome - Adventures await “junior astronauts” at the newly redeveloped Children’s Play Dome.

Early Space Exploration - Highlighting the Mercury and Gemini space programs, this facility features artifacts from the first manned space flights and houses the original Mercury mission control consoles.

Hubble Telescope Exhibit - Experience the powerful and stunning imagery of the Hubble Space Telescope at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex during the Eye on the Universe: The Hubble Space Telescope exhibition.

Note :    All the above are Included with our General Admission ticket.



Security Information

For the safety of our guests and crewmembers, the following items are not permitted at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex:

  • Firearms of any type (with or without a permit)
  • Ammunition (live or spent)
  • Pepper/mace sprays
  • Knives larger than a typical pocket knife with a blade greater than 3" in length
  • Automatic (switchblade) type knives 
  • Box cutters or similar items
  • Any other large items with sharp edges or pointed ends

Additionally hard-sided coolers, luggage and other large bags are not permitted through the front gate and alcohol may not be brought onto the premises.

All bags, purses and other items may be opened and inspected at the Visitor Complex at the discretion of Security Management. If any of the above items are discovered, you will be asked to return them to your vehicle. If you choose not to return the items to your vehicle, you must surrender them to a security officer. Surrendered items will not be returned to you.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We hope you enjoy your visit to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. 

Kennedy Space Center Directions

Using MapQuest® or MSNMaps, use the city "Orsino," and the state "FL." Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is located just to the west on 405, between Range Road and East Avenue SW. Using GPS coordinates, enter 28o31'34.10"N and 80o40'45.12"W. This will bring you to the intersection of our entrance.

From Cocoa Beach on State Road 528

Travel north on A1A to SR 528 west. Take the SR 3 exit (exit # 49) towards Merritt Island/Kennedy Space Center. Turn right (north) onto SR 3 and continue north for approximately ten miles. Turn left (west) onto Space Commerce Way. Turn right (east) onto SR 405. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is located on your right.

From Orlando on State Road 528

Travel east on SR 528 to the SR 407 exit to Kennedy Space Center and Titusville. Take SR 407 until it dead ends into SR 405. Turn right (east) onto SR 405 and follow the signs for Kennedy Space Center. You will travel approximately nine miles on SR 405. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is located on your right.

From Orlando on State Road 50

Travel east on SR 50 until you pass under the I-95 overpass. At the next intersection, turn right (east) onto SR 405 and follow the signs for Kennedy Space Center. You will travel approximately 11 miles on SR 405. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is located on your right.

From Daytona Beach on Interstate 95

Travel along I-95 to Exit #215 (SR 50). Turn left (east) onto SR 50, then turn right (east) on to SR 405 and follow the signs for Kennedy Space Center. You will travel approximately 11 miles on SR 405. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is located on your right.

From Miami on Interstate 95

Travel along I-95 to Exit #212 (SR 407). Head east/north on SR 407 until it dead ends into SR 405. Turn right (east) on SR 405 and follow the signs for Kennedy Space Center. You will travel approximately nine miles on SR 405. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is located on your right.

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