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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4.5
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Bill L
Meridian, ID30 contributions
MUST SEE
Jul 2021 • Family
If you're within a 2 hour drive of the NASA complex, you owe it to yourself to visit. It's an outstanding facility filled with history and great people to tell you about it. This should be mandatory for students in the surrounding area.
Written July 31, 2021
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Thanks so much for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written August 2, 2021
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Ryan W
Jacksonville, FL3 contributions
Launch viewing is a scam - whole place bad for young children
Jul 2021 • Friends
The launch viewing packages are a complete scam and this place is not designed for families with small children. We purchased the Feel the Fun package to see OFT-2. The launch was postponed to the next week. We're from out of town and cannot come back. KSC said, "too bad." Additionally, they stink at crowd management and their attractions are mediocre at best considering the price of admission. Not worth a visit, which is so sad because they have so much opportunity to inspire children.
Written July 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We apologize for not meeting your expectations, but appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Launch viewing packages are mission-specific, and not date specific, so they remain valid for this next launch date. This information is stated on the launch event page and ticket details. Upon purchasing launch viewing packages, you also accept the terms of the scrub policy also stated on our website. Launch dates, time and viewing opportunities are subject to change. Launches can be affected by technical and mechanical issues as well as range operations and weather, either in advance or at the last minute. The visitor complex is not responsible for the success of a rocket launch. We hope you will have the opportunity to join us for a launch in the future.
Written August 2, 2021
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Talya
Lithonia2 contributions
Horrible
Jul 2021 • Family
Absolute ripoff. Don't bother purchasing the$250 launch tickets. If the launch doesn't happen, you are screwed. The food was terrible and spoiled. Save your money and go to Disney. We were unable to ride the bus, weren't given the free lunch we were promised. Absolute waste of time.
Written July 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We apologize for not meeting your expectations, but appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Launch viewing packages are mission-specific, and not date specific, so they remain valid for this next launch date. This information is stated on the launch event page and ticket details. Upon purchasing launch viewing packages, you also accept the terms of the scrub policy also stated on our website. Launch dates, time and viewing opportunities are subject to change. Launches can be affected by technical and mechanical issues as well as range operations and weather, either in advance or at the last minute. The visitor complex is not responsible for the success of a rocket launch. We hope you will have the opportunity to join us for a launch in the future.
Written August 2, 2021
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MissyPA71
Wilmington, NC1,369 contributions
Enjoyed the Day
Jul 2021 • Family
Enjoyed a day trip to Kennedy Space Center. More stuff to do than I expected and staff was friendly and helpful. Spent more time exploring than originally planned but learned a lot and had fun.
Written July 27, 2021
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WtrSprite
Charlotte, NC273 contributions
Amazing Day Experience
Jul 2021
This was a great experience, better than I was anticipating, and I am definitely glad we visited. Even though I have learned a lot about the missions and history, it was emotional to see it in person and dive deeper in to NASA. There is a lot of historical and future information, yet lots of entertaining things for kids as well....educational, inspiring and fun. It was amazing to see the Saturn rocket (you DEFINITELY need to do the bus tour over to the Saturn/Apollo exhibit area) and the actual Atlantis shuttle. They were not doing launch pad tours during out visit (due to COVID), but I don't feel like we missed out on anything, as there is SO much to see. You should plan at least half, if not a whole day, to get everything in. We did not stop for food (as I have Celiacs and there are not really any gluten free options) but I saw tons of people eating and enjoying the food/snacks. Great gift shop, offering something for everyone. The staff and tour guides are very friendly and helpful. Most of the attractions are inside, but you do go outside in between visits, so be prepared to be out in the heat. There were no ticket booths open - so you do everything by self service (if you don't get your ticket ahead of time), and some of the kiosks were down, so there was a little wait there.

Plenty of photo opportunities!! When big groups enter areas at the same time, it gets a bit chaotic to try and get decent pictures, so we would explore and then take pictures after everyone else had left the area - much easier.
Written July 25, 2021
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ALMD
Miami, FL56 contributions
Beautiful!!!!!
Jun 2021
Beautiful place!!! Extremely interesting!!! I strongly recommend it. Very good service and the cafeteria too
Written July 22, 2021
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rudolfhorak1975
Miami, FL40 contributions
Rocket the shuttle space and more
Jun 2021 • Solo
The main complex. Is awesome. I recommend the shuttle launch simulator. Also be sure to book the bus tour from the app as soon as you arrive.. due to u understaffing you may not get to go if you wait. Seeing Atlanis shuttle and the presentation of it is amazing. Seeing the shuttle alone is worth the price of admission. Tucked in the corner is an exhibit honoring the Challanger and Columbia crew's. Two peices one from each are on display. That is a powerful display. Seeing the Apollo full size rocket is awesome, tourguide was very knowledgeable. Thos is I think one of two full rockets. I never get tired of this place.
Written July 20, 2021
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James C
120 contributions
Kennedy Space Centre visit
Jul 2021 • Family
Whilst on holiday/vacation in Orlando (This was July or August 2019), my mum and I decided to come and visit Kennedy Space Centre.
It was an amazing decision to come here as we both had an amazing experience coming here.
If you've always wanted to go to the Kennedy Space Centre, DO IT!!!!
I'd love to come back one day
Written July 20, 2021
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Dragonfly8
On my computer436 contributions
Space Center Fun
Jul 2021 • Family
What a great tour! We bought our tickets online and showed up when the park opened. We were able to secure bus passes for the tour and to visit the Apollo/Saturn V center on the first bus. The park was busy but nothing was super crowded. We saw great exhibits and films throughout. The space station ride was a huge hit. That was the only thing with a small line. You will have to wait for a few movies to end throughout the park before you can see them but they are all pretty short.

We ate at the restaurant in the park and the food was fine and despite being very crowded it was run very efficiently and there was plenty of seating. Burgers, pizza and salads and fries were available there.

There is a huge kids play area indoors and just so many interesting exhibitions that the day flew by. They did close early (5 pm). We brought bottled waters into the park and had snacks for the ride home because it is kind of in a desolate area. We drove from the Orlando area and it was a great break from the usual theme parks.
Written July 16, 2021
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barbus55
Pennsylvania348 contributions
Highly recommend-Exceptional attention to giving you your money’s worth
Jul 2021 • Family
Very clean and safe with staff masked and cleaning regularly. Very well maintained and with Covid still creating a few museum closures, there are so many exhibits to see and enjoy that it makes up for it. Very engaging and pleasant staff. Definitely reserve a bus seat for the Big tour. Easy to reserve bus seats with a lot of clear instructions and guidance - this is a fantastic experience. Our 9 year old grandson LOVED IT. Sunscreen and hats are a must.
Written July 16, 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 $56.69 per person. See all 22 NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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