Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Posted by• May 19, 2012
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the visitor center at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It features exhibits and displays, historic spacecraft and memorabilia, shows, two IMAX theaters, a range of bus tours of the spaceport, and the Shuttle Launch Experience, a simulated ride into space. It also encompasses the separate Apollo/Saturn V Center and United States Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Each year, more than 1.5 million guests from around the world experience their very own space adventure by exploring the exciting past, present and future of America’s space program at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Built in 1967, today the Visitor Complex is one of Central Florida’s most popular tourist destinations.
Since 1995, when Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Inc. began managing the Visitor Complex, every aspect of this 70-acre facility has been entirely redeveloped and enhanced. From the Shuttle Launch Experience, astronaut encounters to larger-than-life IMAX® films, live shows, hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes tours, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers guests an educational, entertaining and comprehensive space program experience.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is located just east of Orlando on State Road 405, six miles inside the Kennedy Space Center entrance. From Orlando, take State Road 528 east and follow the signs to Kennedy Space Center. From Interstate 95, take exit 212 northbound or exit 215 southbound. From Merritt Island or Cocoa Beach, take State Road 3.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens at 9:00 a.m. Closing times vary by season. Open daily except December 25 and certain launch days. The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame is open from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily. Guests should plan to spend the day for a complete experience.
Admission is $43 + tax for adults and $33 + tax for children ages 3-11. Includes the KSC Tour, Shuttle Launch Experience, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted, STAR TREK LIVE, IMAX space films, the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, and all attractions and exhibits. For group reservations for 15 or more, call 877-313-2610.
Commander’s Club ANNUAL PASS
Annual Passholders have year-round passage (except launch days) to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, along with additional benefits. The Commander’s Club Annual Pass is $56 + tax for adults and $46 + tax for children ages 3-11, less than the price of two visits to Kennedy Space Center. Annual passes can be purchased at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, by telephone at 877-313-2610.
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