Things to do in Cape Canaveral

Our most recommended things to do in Cape Canaveral

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.

Kennedy Space Center: Admission ticket with Explore Tour

2. 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.

Cocoa Beach: Dolphin Watching and Sightseeing Catamaran Sail

3. 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.

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.

Orlando: Bioluminescence Kayak Tour

5. Orlando: Bioluminescence Kayak Tour

The source of our “living lights”—bioluminescence—is dinoflagellates,  single-celled organisms common in marine environments. Each bioluminescent dinoflagellate flashes only a fraction of a second when disturbed by water movement, but its high concentrations in the warm Indian River water create beautiful bluish-white trails of light caused by swimming fish and paddling kayakers. A swimming manatee may be completely concealed in a spectacular, other-worldly cloud of “living light!” Upon arriving at the park, check in with the trip leaders which includes signing a mandatory release of liability and assumption of risk form. You will be outfitted with a life jacket, kayak, and paddle. After some brief instruction, we will paddle as a group in search of the “living lights.” Most tours last a couple of hours, however, if the bioluminescence is super bright and dolphins or manatee show up on the scene, well . . . time just doesn’t matter.

Kennedy Space Center: Astronaut Training Experience

6. 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.

Cocoa Beach: Daytime Guided Kayak Eco-Tour

7. 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.

Cape Canaveral: Wizard of Oz Museum Entry Ticket

8. Cape Canaveral: Wizard of Oz Museum Entry Ticket

Uncover the history of the OZ universe with this ticket to the Wizard of Oz Museum in Cape Canaveral. Use QR codes to unlock audio clips with this self-guided experience. Witness the works of Van Gogh like never before with an immersive exhibit at the museum.  Show your voucher at the door and being your journey into the wonderful world of Oz. View dolls, comics, toys, maps, original props, costumes, figurines, and posters from the film. Capture the moment by snapping pictures in laser projections of locations from the film.  Walk through the permanent exhibition and view over 30 laser projections that immerse you in the world of Oz. The projections on display cover all 4 walls and the floor in over 2000 square feet of room.  Be reminded of memorable scenes from the film as you venture through the Tornado, the Munchkin Land, the Yellow Brick Road, the Poppy Field, the Dark Forest, and the Emerald city.  Discover the works of the famous Dutch master Van Gogh in through a unique series of 3D laser projections that provide you with the opportunity for some memorable holiday pictures.

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

9. 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: Sunset Guided Kayak Tour

10. 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

Loved everything about this tour. Very well done. The simulation was great. The theatre presentations were realistic and informative in terms of the history and the future of space travel. This tour would inspire youth of today aspiring to become engineers or astronauts. I look forward to going again as new things are added.

we arrived and 9 am and had an easy entry experience. we spent nearly 6 hours at the center. I recommend allotting that much time. We spent half our time at the Apollo center. We went in October. The weather was great and it wasn't too crowded.

This day was really great. In the Kennedy Space Center you will be taken along in the history of space travel at NASA. They show you as much as possible and everything was easy to follow.

There is plenty to see here. You need a full day to see everything. If you are interested in in NASA and the space program at all, you need to go, it's a must see

Great day, interesting and exiting with lots of things to do and see. We got to see the space X rocket launch as a bonus