NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
4.5
Speciality Museums • Observatories & Planetariums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Welcome to the Greatest Space Adventure on Earth! Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the only place in the world where you can see the real space shuttle Atlantis, touch a moon rock, meet a veteran NASA astronaut, tour a NASA spaceflight facility and get an up-close view of a real Saturn V moon rocket all in the same day! Arrive early for this full-day experience to make the most of your visit. The visitor complex opens at 9 am every day.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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from $59.99
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SCSweetTea
Aiken, SC47 contributions
Kinda Low Key Wanna Be An Astronaut Now...
Jun 2021 • Family
First time visiting. So much to see and do! Plan to spend all day. We opened and closed the place down and still didn’t see everything. Get there at opening to secure your bus ride over to the Apollo/Saturn exhibit. It’s worth it! Lots of walking/standing so wear comfortable shoes. The Planet Play area was really cool. My 7yo didn’t want to leave but they’re limiting play time to 30 minutes to manage the crowd and allow everyone a chance to play. The Atlantis exhibit was also very cool. We were in awe when the screen lifted. Very cool. Download the app before arriving. Masks were required at all indoor areas/exhibits. Plenty of good options. It’s expensive but typical Disney-type pricing.
Written June 21, 2021
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Beatriz707
Montreal, Canada44 contributions
Great visit!!!
Jun 2021
A long due trip for me since when I was 5 and saw the Moon landing and wanted to be an astronaut.
My husband and I spent 5 hours there and we are definitely coming back for more.
We had very emotional moments, the shows are so well mounted. The sound, the visuals, everything is so well crafted. My favorite moment was watching the video of the returning of the Atlantis shuttle and then see it there.
I also noted the lack of signs in other languages for international tourists, as well as in the shows that are presented only in English (maybe consider in the future to have this kind of cell phones with different languages that serve as your guide, like the ones in the European tours). Other than that the place is amazing, thank you for doing this!
And as a great bonus, when in the bus from the Saturn V site to the main entrace we’ve got to see the Space-X rocket being towed to clean and service.
Written June 20, 2021
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MeryMeCo
Galesburg, IL849 contributions
Second trip here. First time with our two grandsons
Jun 2021
What a treat to bring our two grandsons to the Kennedy Space Center to see the Saturn V rocket. I've been listening to the Apollo book on audio was excited to come back to the center to see it all with new eyes and insights.

The grandsons loved it all. Especially the flight simulator in the Atlantis display. They didn't have the Atlantis when we were here before so that was a real treat to see it displayed in flight.

Well worth the drive from Illinois!
Written June 19, 2021
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hopalong296
Philadelphia, PA9 contributions
Good experience overall.
Jun 2021
Enjoyed touring the Space Center. Bus to Saturn 5 Area is first come, first serve.
TIP: If you book through AAA and have a confirmation email (with a bar code), you still have to redeem for actual tickets. Learned this the hard way by waiting almost 45 minutes in line only to be told at the gate that I had to go to Will Call and get back in the long line again! Fortunately, a nice employee let my husband and son wait at the gate until I got the tickets from Will Call (about a 15 minute wait). Too late to get tickets to see the Space X launch that day, so we came back the next day. Less crowded on non-launch days and there are other places in Cocoa Beach and Titusville to watch a launch if launch view tickets are sold out.
Written June 16, 2021
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We appreciate the review. Thanks for taking the time. Hope to see you again in the near future!
Written June 20, 2021
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D W
Bowling Green, KY13 contributions
Enjoyed seeing the space shuttle and other NASA items
May 2021
Very enjoyable. We took along some friends from another country who enjoyed it very much. We enjoyed it as well, even though it was not our first visit here. Seeing the space shuttle Atlantis and the Saturn V rocket definitely makes for an interesting experience.
Written June 15, 2021
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We appreciate the positive feedback. It means a lot. See you soon!
Written June 20, 2021
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Eveline C
Jacksonville, FL189 contributions
Definitely a must do visit
Jun 2021
The space center is really an amazing place to visit. The enormousness of space equipment is really a sight. Everything is well laid out and although crowded it is not stiffling. One thing I would do is have the signs in a few foreign languages to help the international travellers. One day is not enough to take it all in as there is much to see.
Written June 14, 2021
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We appreciate the positive feedback. It means a lot. We will share this with the team!
Written June 15, 2021
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Dee22321205
Surprise, AZ1,870 contributions
Interesting
Jun 2021 • Friends
Very interesting place easy spend 6 hours here a we were a group of adults I would definitely return $10 parking fee some of the attractions are closed
Written June 14, 2021
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Glad to learn your experience was a positive one. See you soon!
Written June 15, 2021
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Katy D
Frankfort, KY23 contributions
Great experience for the entire family
Jun 2021 • Family
Loved it! Shared history from past & plans for future exploration. Everything was interactive from videos to hands on experiences. My kids (11 &7) loved the Planet Play place! Great experiences for the entire family!
Written June 13, 2021
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Thanks for taking time out of your day to review us. Have a wonderful day!
Written June 15, 2021
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Adventure3000
Massachusetts8 contributions
Believe the reviews. Bad service.
Jun 2021 • Friends
Believe the reviews. The service is terrible. For example the will call window is only staffed by 1 person at opening with a few thousand people. Why?
Written June 12, 2021
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We’re so sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience. Your comments will be shared with the rest of the team.
Written June 13, 2021
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Karen M M
Bloomington, MN240 contributions
A lifetime experience to watch a launch for the kids.
Jun 2021
We happened to be there the day of a space shuttle and the kids were so excited they enjoyed the count down and getting to see it in the sky was a once in a life time experience for them. We did go and look at the space ships and engines etc but they just didnt understand because it was from so long ago. A forsure if you hear of a launch go to it and buy tickets early for the tour and getting really close to the launch as they sell out early
Written June 11, 2021
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Hi Karen, thank you so much for the review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written June 13, 2021
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NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $59.99, while a popular guided tour starts around $54.99 per person. See all 23 NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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