The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the official visitor center at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Florida’ Space Coast. The KSC Visitor Complex feature space- and astronaut-themed exhibits and displays, including historic spacecraft and space and astronaut memorabilia. The KSC Visitor Complex also features shows, including shows at the two on-site IMAX theaters, as well as a variety of bus tours of the spaceport. One highlight of the KSC Visitor Complex is the Shuttle Launch Experience, a simulated space ride. The Apollo Saturn V Center and United States Astronaut Hall of Fame are also considered to be a part of the KSC Visitor Complex.
Why It’s Popular
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex receives nearly more than 1.5 million visitors annually. At least a part of this popularity can be attributed to the public’s fascination with all things space related. And Kennedy Space Center is, in a sense, where it all began. The KSC Visitor Complex houses a vast array of space memorabilia, which attracts astronaut fans, sci-fi “geeks,” and space enthusiasts from all over the world.
Who Loves It?
Apart from the above-mentioned astronaut fans, sci-fi “geeks,” and space enthusiasts, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is also a great family-friendly destination. Kids of all ages will love the
Shuttle Launch Experience, an exciting space ride simulation. Fans of the space race and history in general will find much to appreciate during a visit to the KSC Visitor Complex. This attraction provides a fun-filled educational experience for the entire family.
Kennedy Space Center, SR 405, Florida 32899
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is open Monday through Sunday from 9:00am to 6:00pm
The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame is open Monday through Sunday from Noon to 5:00pm
Adult ticket: $50
Child’s ticket: $40
Annual Pass Adult: $89
Annual Pass Child: $71
Special Package Adult: $75
Special Package Child: $59
(Special Package tickets include Kennedy Space Center daily admission plus Launch With an Astronaut or KSC Up-Close Tour)
Camp KSC, a unique opportunity that lets students in grades 2 through 9 spend a week at a space-themed Kennedy Space Center day camp, is $295 plus tax per week.
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex and U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame are located in Cape Canaveral on Florida’s beautiful Space Coast. The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame is located just six miles west of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.