Buying Kennedy Space Center Special Interest Tours

Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and Crawlerway
Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and Crawlerway

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offer a range of experiences and “Special Interest” tours as well as single day tickets and annual passes. Note that the “Experiences” and “Special Interest” tours can be purchased in conjunction with a standard single day ticket; i.e. you cannot purchase a tour ticket without having a general admission ticket.

The “Special Interest” tours allow you to see areas of the Kennedy Space Center that the general public do not normally have access to.

All general admission tickets include the new Space Shuttle Atlantis℠ attraction, IMAX® Theater 3-D Films, the Shuttle Launch Experience® ride, special viewing for rocket launches, Heroes & Legends, the Apollo/Saturn V Center, a general bus tour and other exhibits.

The Astronaut Experiences typically last half a day and most of the bus tours run for between 2.5 and 3.5 hours so remember to leave extra time when planning your visit and make sure you arrive in good time as they only operate as specific times. All tickets for Experiences and Tours have to be booked for a particular time and therefore ideally should be purchased in advance.

Note that the special tour tickets which gave you access to the inside of the Vehicle Assembly Building ended on February 23, 2014.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Experience and “Special Interest” Tour options are:

For admission to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, children under 3 are admitted for free and children between the aged of 3 and 11 may purchase a child pass.

Children aged 12 and above must purchase an adult pass.

Kennedy Space Center Ticket Information Pages

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 2017 ticket prices

These prices are the standard ticket prices you would expect to pay at the gate (unless stated otherwise). Prices do not include local taxes and tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All prices are subject to change and you should check with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for the latest prices.

Kennedy Space Center Launch Control Center Tour Ticket Adult Child
Tour inside Firing Room 4 where the shuttles were controlled from.
Admission ticket also required. Duration is 2.5 to 3 hours.
US$25.00
plus tax
US$19.00
plus tax
Kennedy Space Center Explore Tour Ticket Adult Child
Stop by the Vehicle Assembly Building, NASA Causeway, launch pads, countdown clock, mobile launch platform, Operations and Checkout buildings and visit the Apollo/Saturn V Center.
Admission ticket also required. Duration is 2 to 2.5 hours.
US$25.00
plus tax
US$19.00
plus tax
Kennedy Space Center Cape Canaveral Early Space Tour Ticket Adult Child
See the historic launch complexes including the first US flights and Apollo program.
Admission ticket also required. Duration is 3 to 3.5 hours.
US$25.00
plus tax
US$19.00
plus tax
Kennedy Space Center Launch Director Tour Ticket Adult Child
See Launch Complex 39 and the Launch Control Center in the company of Launch Director Mike Leinbach
Discounts for annual pass holders. Includes daily admission. Only available on select dates.
US$149.00
plus tax
US$139.00
plus tax
Fly with an Astronaut Adult Child
A half day private tour with a NASA shuttle astronaut. Includes general admission to the Kennedy Space Center Complex, a buffet lunch, an autographed photo with your astronaut and a retail gift.
Discounts for annual pass holders. Includes daily admission. Only available on select dates.
US$199.00
plus tax
US$174.00
plus tax
Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Training Experience (ATX) Ticket Adult Child
ATX training includes Spaceflight Training Simulators, Full Scale Space Shuttle Mission Simulation and ATX Gear (including Mission Polo Shirt). Includes general admission to the Kennedy Space Center Complex.
Duration is half a day (morning or afternoon). Space is limited, advanced reservations are recommended. Suitable for children aged 14–17.
US$175.00
plus tax
US$175.00
plus tax
Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Training Experience (ATX) Ticket Adult Child
ATX training Spaceflight Training Simulators,Air Rocket Launch, Full Scale Space Shuttle Mission Simulation and ATX Gear (T-Shirt included). Includes general admission to the Kennedy Space Center Complex.
Duration is half a day (morning only). Space is limited, advanced reservations are recommended. Suitable for children aged 7–11.
US$175.00
plus tax
US$165.00
plus tax

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