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Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and Crawlerway at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and Crawlerway at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offer a range of experiences and “Special Interest” tours as well as overnight stays, summer camps, 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 2019 Special Interest Tours 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 Explore Tour Bus Ticket Adult Child
Stop by the Vehicle Assembly Building, NASA Causeway, launch pads, countdown clock, mobile launch platform, Operations and Checkout buildings.
Admission ticket also required. Duration is 2 to 2.5 hours. Tour concludes at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.
$25.00
plus tax
$19.00
plus tax
Kennedy Space Center Cape Canaveral Early Space Tour Ticket Adult Child
See the historic launch complexes at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station including the first US flights and Apollo program as well as the Air Force Space & Missile Museum.
Admission ticket also required. Duration is 3 to 3.5 hours. Tour concludes at the Apollo/Saturn V Center.
$25.00
plus tax
$19.00
plus tax

All non US citizens must present a valid original passport to participate in the Early Space tour.

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. Not currently available.
N/A
plus tax
N/A
plus tax
Launch Director Tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis (select dates only) Adult Child
An exclusive 3 hour tour of the Space Shuttle Atlantis with Launch Director Mike Leinbach who oversaw 37 shuttle missions. Includes a private tour of Atlantis, a ride on the Shuttle Launch Experience, a visit to the Forever Remembered memorial, a digital picture and signed lithograph.
Children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Minimum ride height on the Shuttle Launch Experience is 44 inches.
$65.00
plus tax
$65.00
plus tax
Kennedy Space Center Launch Director Tour Ticket (select dates only) 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. Not currently available.
N/A
plus tax
N/A
plus tax
Fly with an Astronaut Private Tour Adult Child
A half day private tour with a NASA 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.
$206.00
plus tax
$181.00
plus tax

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 2019 Astronaut Training Experience ticket prices

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

Admission to the Kennedy Space Center is not required and is not included in the prices of the Astronaut Training Experience or a Mars Base 1 Experience.

Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Training Experience (ATX) Mars Exploration Simulator Training Ticket Adult Child
ATX full-motion simulator training including landing, driving and walking on the surface of Mars.
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 extravehicular activity training in a simulated microgravity environment.
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

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex 2019 Overnight Adventure ticket prices

The Kennedy Space Center offer overnight adventure packages for students; note that all participants need to bring their own bedding for sleeping on the floor.

Overnight Adventure at the Space Shuttle Atlantis (select dates only) Adult Child
Spend the night under the Space Shuttle Atlantis with STEM based challenges, interactive exhibits and meet a NASA astronaut. Includes evening meal, late night snacks, continental breakfast followed by a full day at the Kennedy Space Center.
For groups of between 10 and 150 students, target audience is grades 5 to 9. One chaperone per five students, additional chaperones charged at student rate. Check-in begins at 4:15 p.m.
$105.00
plus tax
$105.00
plus tax
Overnight Adventure at the Apollo/Saturn V Center (select dates only) Adult Child
Spend the night under the Saturn V rocket at the Apollo/Saturn V Center with a scavenger hunt, IMAX 3D movie and a Q&A session with a NASA astronaut. Includes evening meal, late night snacks, continental breakfast followed by a sunrise Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour and full day at the Kennedy Space Center.
For groups of between 10 and 220 students, target audience is grades 5 to 9. One chaperone per five students, additional chaperones charged at student rate. Check-in begins at 4:15 p.m.
$79.00
plus tax
$79.00
plus tax

For the overnight adventures, all participants need to bring their own bedding.

Camp Kennedy Space Center 2019 ticket prices

The Kennedy Space Center runs a series of summer camps during the summer school holidays for children aged 7 to 16.

All Kennedy Space Center summer camps include a daily lunch and snacks, a Camp KSC t-shirt, personalised name badge and lanyard.

Note the camps are day time events only, no overnight stays. For an additional fee, bus transportation can be included with pickups in Viera, Satellite Beach and Orlando.

Camp Kennedy Space Center Team Pathfinder Summer Camp for ages 7 to 8 Child
Week long summer camp for kids, aged 7 to 8. Includes hands-on activities.
Duration is 5 days (Monday to Friday) during summer holidays. Space is limited, advanced reservations are recommended.

plus tax
$350.00
plus tax
Camp Kennedy Space Center Team Spirit Summer Camp for ages 9 to 10 Child
Week long summer camp for kids, aged 9 to 10. Includes virtual and motion simulators, NASA science and hands-on activities.
Duration is 5 days (Monday to Friday) during summer holidays. Space is limited, advanced reservations are recommended.

plus tax
$350.00
plus tax
Camp Kennedy Space Center Team Opportunity Summer Camp for ages 11 to 12 Child
Week long summer camp for kids, aged 11 to 12. Includes astronaut training, living and working on Mars, NASA science and hands-on activities.
Duration is 5 days (Monday to Friday) during summer holidays. Space is limited, advanced reservations are recommended.

plus tax
$350.00
plus tax
Camp Kennedy Space Center Team Curiosity Summer Camp for ages 13 to 14 Child
Week long summer camp for kids, aged 13 to 14. Includes experiencing NASA’s past, present and future with astronaut training and solving the challenges to a life on Mars.
Duration is 5 days (Monday to Friday) during summer holidays. Space is limited, advanced reservations are recommended.

plus tax
$350.00
plus tax
Camp Kennedy Space Center Team Orion Summer Camp for ages 15 to 16 Child
Week long summer camp for kids, aged 15 to 16. Includes training to live and work on Mars using simulators and engineering design challenges.
Duration is 5 days (Monday to Friday) during summer holidays. Space is limited, advanced reservations are recommended.

plus tax
$350.00
plus tax

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