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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.

Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Ticket with Bus Transfer

2. 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.

From Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport

3. From Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport

Learn all about space on a day tour to the Kennedy Space Center from Orlando. Meet an astronaut, jump on board the Shuttle Launch Experience simulator, watch an IMAX film, stroll around the rocket garden full of real rockets, and visit the Gateway complex to learn about the future of space travel. During your transfer, your driver and guide will share many interesting facts and stories about the center. When arriving, you will have plenty of time to roam around and visit the many attractions available on-site. Your guide will also be around if you have any questions during your visit. Choose from the following options: • Transportation only: Take the worry out of your transportation needs between Orlando, Kissimmee, or Lake Buena Vista to the Kennedy Space Center with a door-to-door transfer. • Transport from Orlando and Entry Ticket: Enjoy the ease of transportation to the Kennedy Space Center and skip the line to get your tickets at the door. • Small-Group Tour: Enjoy hotel pick-up and a breakfast bag en route to the complex on a small-group tour (up to 12 people) with more specialized assistance from your tour guide. Additionally, during the day at Kennedy Space, go on the KSC Explore Bus tour to get inside the NASA gates for photo stops near the launch pads and at the vehicle assembly building. You will also be provided with a $15 voucher that is redeemable for food on the complex. • Kennedy Space Center Express: Meet the bus at the final meeting point (ICON Park) and avoid the hassle of pickups. So you get some extra time in the morning as you board at the last stop.

Kennedy Space Center: Chat with an Astronaut with Admission

4. Kennedy Space Center: Chat with an Astronaut with Admission

Blast off and experience a trip like no other to NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Visitor Complex. Shake hands with an astronaut, learn about various Apollo missions and see Space Shuttle Atlantis®.  Visit the space station in the morning or afternoon, depending on what tour you choose. Explore your surroundings, enjoy either breakfast or lunch paired with one alcoholic drink (for adults) or light refreshments. Enjoy exhibits, shows, and attractions, including the world's largest collection of astronaut memorabilia. Walk around, visit the Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Shuttle Launch Experience, Rocket Garden, and Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame presented by Boeing®. Meet a real astronaut, one of the coolest experiences you will get on Earth. Chat with them as they tell you about their missions, and get a photo taken with them. Experience a great day out with all the family. That's one you can tick off your bucket list.

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What people are saying about Merritt Island

Awesome experience, I traveled with my wife and we both agreed that this experience was more than we expected. You can run out of time before running out of things to do or see. The two pass was the best option for me. The bus tour; the frequency of drop offs and pick ups ensure that we were not stagnant in one place any longer than we wanted.

Its absolutely great, I can not recommend it enough. Unfortunately it shuts at 5pm so get there early and enjoy. Seeing the Saturn Rocket and the Shuttle were high points. The hero area was great. Really loved it here, was sad to see the areas devoted to those that lost their lives and found it really powerful and sobering.

Visit more than recommended even if it is expensive, super interesting and with many facilities to visit and discover. Try to go early because the day flies by and we didn't have time to see everything. It's well worth it.

Great experience! The launch simulation was fascinating. The whole park opened our eyes to the challengies faced to accomplish the steps forward in space travel.

a worthwhile goal. In-depth UA in-depth information and some original exhibits on the Apollo and Space Shuttle program.