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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: Admission Ticket

1. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: Admission Ticket

Enjoy many exhibits, shows, and attractions at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, including Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience, Gateway complex, Rocket Garden, and Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame presented by Boeing®. Experience the exhibit "Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted", which includes a live interactive theater presentation about the Red Planet. Enjoy the deep space launch by visiting the Gateway complex to discover the current and upcoming cutting-edge innovations of space exploration from NASA and their commercial partners. Then enter the spaceport of the future and launch aboard one of four unforgettable journeys to distant worlds on an immersive ride. Head to the Apollo/Saturn V Center via a Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, which features a fully restored, massive Saturn V rocket, one of only 3 in the world. At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex you'll have the opportunity to explore the world’s largest collection of astronaut memorabilia. Not only will you see tributes to the heroes of the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle Programs, but what is happening now and next at Kennedy Space Center, America’s multi-user spaceport.

Cocoa Beach: Dolphin Watching and Sightseeing Catamaran Sail

2. Cocoa Beach: Dolphin Watching and Sightseeing Catamaran Sail

Sail along the tranquil Indian River Lagoon and the renowned Intracoastal Waterway on an unforgettable sightseeing boat trip from Cocoa Beach. Enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see dolphins, manatees, and sea birds in their natural habitat, with stops along the way. Join your captain to learn about the Indian River Lagoon Estuary, one of North America's most diverse ecosystems. Besides dolphins, look out for splashing fish, soaring ospreys, gorgeous bald eagles, and enormous manatees. Bring the whole family along on this fun and informative activity. Live out your sailing fantasies by controlling the steering, raising the mainsail, or lowering the jib. Meanwhile, the kids will love gazing at a tiny coloring book of nearby sights that they may keep. Take a break from the beach and head deep into the ocean while on your Cocoa Beach holiday.

Kennedy Space Center: Admission ticket with Explore Tour

3. Kennedy Space Center: Admission ticket with Explore Tour

Get the most out of your time at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex by combining a 1 or 2-day admission ticket with the in-depth Explore bus tour. On the Explore tour, you'll ride along with a space expert as they take you on a tour of America’s multi-user spaceport. The KSC Explore Tour goes beyond the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, making several stops to capture once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. Get a photographic view of numerous spaceflight icons like the Vehicle Assembly Building and historic Launch Complex 39, disembarking to capture photos along the way to the Apollo/Saturn V Center. With your admission ticket to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, enjoy many exhibits, shows, and attractions, including Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience, Gateway complex, Rocket Garden, and Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame presented by Boeing®. Experience the exhibit "Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted", which includes a live interactive theater presentation about the Red Planet. Enjoy the deep space launch by visiting the Gateway complex to discover the current and upcoming cutting-edge innovations of space exploration from NASA and their commercial partners. Then enter the spaceport of the future and launch aboard one of four unforgettable journeys to distant worlds on an immersive ride. At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex you'll have the opportunity to explore the world’s largest collection of astronaut memorabilia. Not only will you see tributes to the heroes of the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Space Shuttle Programs, but what is happening now and next at Kennedy Space Center, America’s multi-user spaceport.

Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Ticket with Bus Transfer

4. Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Ticket with Bus Transfer

Boldly go where so many satisfied space enthusiasts have gone before! Explore the many exhibits, shows, and attractions at the Kennedy Space Center's visitor complex, including the Hubble Telescope exhibit, Eye on the Universe, Journey to Mars Explorers Wanted, the Virtual Shuttle Launch Experience, the Rocket Garden, and IMAX movies including Hubble 3D IMAX and Space Station 3D. Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex showcases the priceless spacecraft Atlantis and 30-year shuttle program with more than 60 interactive experiences. The NASA bus tour offers a unique opportunity to glimpse the behind-the-scenes working of the space center, exploring startling views of the Vehicle Assembly building, and the Mobile Rocket Launch pad. Continue onward to the Apollo/Saturn V Center, featuring the immense, fully-restored Saturn V rocket; the largest ever built. Relive Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon and experience the thunderous rumble of the rocket's lift-off.

Kennedy Space Center: Astronaut Training Experience

5. Kennedy Space Center: Astronaut Training Experience

Train to go to Mars and become an astronaut for the day at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Be a part of the next generation of space explorers inside the Astronaut Training Experience® Center. - Exploring with Lockheed Martin. Be inspired by authentic NASA science and engineering. In the Astronaut Training Experience (ATX), join the crew as they begin a spectacular series of mission simulations including launching, landing, and walking on Mars. Perform a spacewalk through exciting and immersive microgravity simulation technology. Participate in the launch of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket as a member of either the launch control team or the Orion capsule crew. Throughout the training, create personalized video logs to revisit after you complete your mission.

Kennedy Space Center: Small Group Experience

6. Kennedy Space Center: Small Group Experience

Get the VIP treatment with hotel pickups, snacks on board the small group vehicle, and a special bus tour of Kennedy Space Center. Your morning will start with a hotel pickup and breakfast on the go. Once everyone has been picked up you will head to the east coast for your day at Kennedy Space Center. Your tour guide will give you lots of information en route to the visitor center to ensure you make the most out of your day. Upon arrival you will be fully informed to know the best way to explore the center, you will also have your lunch vouchers and your special bus tour tickets in hand that will be provided by the guide. Explore the Atlantis exhibit iincluding the Shuttle Launch Simulator or make a stop at the IMAX theater. During the day you can also take the special "KSC Explore" bus tour. The KSC Explore Tour goes beyond the standard Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, making several stops to capture once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. Get a great view of numerous spaceflight icons like the Vehicle Assembly Building and historic Launch Complex 39, disembarking to capture photos along the way to the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Within the Apollo/Saturn V Center you will find a piece of moon rock that you can even touch. Head to the moon landing cafe where your $15 voucher can be used, or at any of the other dining facilities in the complex. Explore the 'Gateway, the Deep Space Launch Complex' exhibition wherey you can learn more about the future of space travel. First, see the spacecraft of today and the visionary designs paving the way for human deep space travel and discover the current cutting-edge space exploration innovations from NASA and commercial partners. Then, enter the spaceport of the future, Spaceport KSC. With your commander steering the path, launch aboard one of four unique journeys through the solar system and beyond during an immersive ride. At the end of the day, your guide will be waiting to take you back to Orlando with snacks for the drive home.

From Orlando: Chat with an Astronaut at the KSC w/ Transfers

7. From Orlando: Chat with an Astronaut at the KSC w/ Transfers

Meet one of NASA's astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center. Learn about astronaut traditions, have the chance to ask questions, and enjoy food and a drink during the session. Start with pickup from select locations in Orlando and head to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. While at the Visitors Complex, learn about NASA's astronauts and their traditions. Ask an astronaut your most pressing questions about their experiences in a casual, small-group setting. The session will involve a group conversation and also includes food and a drink. Receive a commemorative gift and a signed portrait of the astronaut as a part of this experience. At the end of the session, you can explore the Kennedy Space Center on your own. Immerse yourself in the history and future of space exploration as you see the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit and complete the Shuttle Launch Experience.

Cocoa Beach: Daytime Guided Kayak Eco-Tour

8. Cocoa Beach: Daytime Guided Kayak Eco-Tour

Embark on an adventure kayaking around Cocoa Beach. Glide through the Mangrove forests, scouting for wildlife in one of the few Manatee habitats in North America. Try and spot Dolphins, Osprey, Egret, Herons, and Raptors, in an eco-tour of the lagoon. Meet your guide and get ready for your eco kayak expedition by listening to a safety briefing. Perfect for beginners, or well-seasoned paddlers, climb into your kayak and begin the leisurely ride through the lagoon around Cocoa Beach. With a completely eco-touristic approach, the intention is to admire and catch sight of wildlife in their natural environment without any interference. Silently maneuver through the mangroves, and try and catch sight of the Manatees, Dolphins, Herons, and more.

Cocoa Beach: Sunset Guided Kayak Tour

9. Cocoa Beach: Sunset Guided Kayak Tour

Explore Cocoa Beach on a guided kayak tour at sunset. Spot manatees, dolphins, and osprey as you follow watery trails through a mangrove forest. Start your tour with some kayaking practice. Learn how to paddle through the lagoon and the basics of kayak safety. Once you've got the hang of it, follow your guide into the sunset. As you paddle, keep an eye out for the many animals that inhabit the lagoon. Look for manatee, dolphins, osprey, egret, herons, and raptors in the trees and the water. Paddle through tunnels created by a mangrove forest and marvel at the beauty of nature.

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What people are saying about Cape Canaveral

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,513 reviews

The experience was amazing. We had a great time looking through all of the exhibits and learning more about this amazing part of our history. The only downside was the price of food was a little more than we wanted to spend but it is comparable to any theme park pricing.

Extraordinary !!! Long queues at some places; it is therefore advisable to arrive at the opening to fully enjoy the day. Allow $10 for parking

Overall it was a great day. First time really enjoyed it

Awesome experience! Need to go back to finish touring.

It should be on the top of everyone's to do list...