NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Merritt Island

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The world of space exploration and discovery awaits you at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Adjacent to NASA's Kennedy Space Center launch site, the complex offers a behind-the-scenes look at the astronauts' world through interactive exhibits, simulations, and guided tours. Take a bus tour to the observation platform at Launch Complex 39 for views of both launch pads and the space center. At the Shuttle Launch Experience, you can get a hint of what the astronauts feel when they're launched into space. Stop by the Astronaut Hall of Fame, and later walk through the Rocket Garden. Tours sell out, so it's smart to buy tickets in advance. Plan to see NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and other attractions that appeal to you using our Merritt Island holiday planning tool.
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  • We spent a day at Kennedy Space Center in early August with our 13 and 16 year old boys. It was a fantastic experience! I hadn't been to KSC for 20 years and there have been so many improvements...  more »
  • Really enjoyed seeing the actual Atlantis shuttle on permanent display there! There are plenty of things to see. The flight simulator is their greatest attraction. There were so many movie/film...  more »
  • During our 5 day stay in Orlando, we decided to dedicate 1 day to NASA. While it's an hour drive from Disney/Universal, it was well worth it. We left our hotel by 8 so that we could get there...  more »
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  • This place is amazing! It was so cool getting to see all of the astronauts who have paved the way for others. To see the history of all the technology, and past rockets that were used made it that much more interesting. The best part was definitely the shuttle launch simulator. It is so realistic you feel like you were actually there. I didn't get the chance to go on a bus tour to the different launch sites at the Air Force Base. But I will definitely be back. O would recommend anyone in the area to go visit.
  • My wife and I visited the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center on a Saturday in February 2020. We drove over from Orlando. The Visitor Center was very cool. It was very well laid out. The displays and experiences were very interesting and well done. The Saturn V exhibit and Atlantis exhibit were both very impressive. It was a worth the time and money to go. I highly recommend it to anybody visiting central Florida.
  • What a breathtaking experience it is to walk among historic rockets in the rocket garden. Walk through and learn about the astronauts in the astronaut Hall of Fame. Be ready for the rush of emotion as you tour the Shuttle Atlantis building with the actual shuttle there. Have lunch with an Astronaut. Our astronaut was Steve Smith. Brilliant!Take the bus tour to Cape Canaveral with our driver, Doug and your guide, Margaret and see the launchpads. Fabulous! Walk into the Apollo building and see the massive Saturn five rocket and take in all of the other displays there. Touch a moon rock. A privilege. And be sure to have some space dots, especially the banana split. Mmmm. So much more to see and do. Put this adventure on your must see bucket list. A tremendous 3 day visit.
  • What an awesome venue! If you love space, technology and adventure seeking history stops, this is the place for you. Make sure to take the bus tour first and spend some time at the Apollo site. There's food on site and it's okay. Don't expect the food to floor you, but their efficiency in getting that volume of good out to that many people is impressive. The interactive elements are fantastic. This is dollar for dollar one of the best "bangs" for you buck in central Florida.
  • The atmosphere was amazing. A lot of fun hands on for the kids and adults. 3d movies, exhibits, and good food. Check before going on the astronaut experience for kids. I guess it sells out quick and it's a good way to get that 30min to an hour letting the kids do their thing while you do something they didn't want to do. Great and courteous staff. Pretty wheelchair accessible, but I'd recommend just renting one of the mobility scooters from them. There are a lot of ramps to traverse. Over all a great experience for the family.

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