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Buying Kennedy Space Center Special Interest Tours & Experiences

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 2018 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
Astronaut Training Experience Adult Child
Train like real astronauts using authentic NASA science, virtual reality and simulators.
Duration is half a day (5 hours, mornings or late afternoons on select days). Space is limited, advanced reservations are recommended.
$175.00
plus tax
$175.00
plus tax
Mars Base 1 Experience Adult Child
Live and work in a simulated Martian environment performing real life science experiments and engineering tasks.
Duration is full day (7 hours on select days). Space is limited, advanced reservations are recommended.
$150.00
plus tax
$150.00
plus tax
Camp Kennedy Space Center Experience Child
Week long summer camp for kids, grades 2 to 11
Duration is 5 days (Monday to Friday) during summer holidays. Space is limited, advanced reservations are recommended.

plus tax
$350.00
plus tax
Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Training Experience (ATX) Mars Exploration Simulators Ticket Adult Child
ATX training on the Martian surface.
Duration is 45 minutes. Suitable for children aged 10 and above. An admission ticket to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is also required.
$40.00
plus tax
$40.00
plus tax
Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Training Experience (ATX) Spacewalk Training Ticket Adult Child
ATX training in a microgravity simulator.
Duration is 30 minutes. Suitable for children aged 10 and above. An admission ticket to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is also required.
$30.00
plus tax
$30.00
plus tax

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