The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida offers guests the chance to walk the grounds and experience the journey of the pioneers of space exploration. During these hard economic times, Kennedy Space Center is committed to offering its guests the best value for their money.
Discount Kennedy Space Center Tickets include the 2-hour Bus Tour into NASA, two one-hour IMAX movies, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, the Astronaut Encounter Theater, and the Shuttle Launch Experience. Kennedy Space Center also offers a FREE 2nd Day within 7 Days, FREE Parking, FREE Wheelchair and Strollers, and FREE Kennels.
General Admission Ticket Includes:
Kennedy Space Center Tour
Included with admission, this unique tour takes you to the International Space Station Center, LC 39 Observation Gantry, and the Apollo/Saturn V Center. The tour bus departs every 15 minutes from the Visitor Complex.
Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral are working space launch facilities. Tours may be altered or closed due to operational requirements. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Prices subject to change and do not include tax.
IMAX Space Films Now Showing:
NEW “Hubble 3-D” – Float beside space-walking astronauts and experience the powerful story of the Hubble Space Telescope during the new IMAX® film Hubble 3D at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble 3D offers an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope’s legacy and highlights its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves.
Length: 43 minutes
“Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3-D” – Presented and narrated by Tom Hanks, IMAX “Magnificent Desolation” features rarely seen NASA footage with live-action renditions of the lunar landscape to propel audiences nearly a quarter-million miles above the Earth’s surface.
Length: 40 minutes
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. Experience exhibits dedicated to our nation’s astronauts, including the world’s largest collection of personal memorabilia and realistic astronaut training simulators.
NEW – Science on a Sphere – Imagine looking at Earth from space, witnessing a season of hurricanes moving across the Atlantic, watching commercial air traffic movements all across the planet, and examining changes in sea currents and temperatures across the globe. Science On a Sphere provides a three-dimensional representation of a view of the Earth and planets as if they were viewed from space.
Astronaut Encounter Theater
More than 500 men and women – of the Earth’s six billion people – have ever flown in space. But each day at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, guests get the rare opportunity to meet veteran astronauts from NASA’s Astronaut Corps. The daily Astronaut Encounter briefings allow plenty of time for discussion, so bring your questions – and your camera.
Astronaut Encounter Schedule – Subject to Change:
May 7-13: Bob Springer
May 14-18: Bruce Melnick
May 19-23: Roger Crouch
May 24-28: Fred Gregory
May 29-June 6: Sam Gemar
June 7-12: Charlie Walker
Shuttle Launch Experience
It’s 3… 2… 1… launch as guests take their own exciting journey of the Space Shuttle’s rush to Earth’s orbit. On Shuttle Launch Experience, visitors strap in to the sights, sounds and sensations of a real Space Shuttle launch.
The journey begins as passengers enter the Shuttle Launch Simulation Facility, a looming six-story structure that looks like the actual Space Shuttle facilities at Kennedy Space Center. As crew members ascend along the gantry, veteran shuttle astronauts share testimonials, setting the stage for the experience to come.
Entering the heart of Space Shuttle operations for the pre-launch briefing, crew members are guided by veteran Space Shuttle Commander Charlie Bolden as he takes them step-by-step through the shuttle launch sequence. Brilliant video screens spring to life on shuttle-like robotic arms. Anxious moments arise as atmospheric sound and lighting effects dramatize the moments before your space shuttle launch.
Insider Tip: Shuttle Atlantis will be taking off on Friday, May 14. Atlantis is already out on the launch pad, so don’t miss this amazing opportunity to catch a glimpse of Atlantis during the bus tour!