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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: Boggy Creek Airboat Ride with Options

2. Orlando: Boggy Creek Airboat Ride with Options

The Central Florida Everglades are natural wonders, best explored with locals who know their backwaters. The beautiful landscape and expert guidance of your captain will make this tour a trip that you'll never forget. Guests on the Scenic Nature Tour explore narrow water trails engulfed in the brush of the Central Florida Everglades. On this tour you'll stop periodically, hoping to spot Florida's state reptile, the American Alligator, in its natural setting. Witness rare and endangered birds swooping effortlessly through the skies as the sunshine warms your body and the wind whips through your hair. Other wildlife abounds throughout the trip. This tour is perfect for groups and families looking to explore and learn about the unexpected side of Central Florida. A longer trip on a Detailed Nature Tour of 1-hour increases the number of encounters with Florida's wildlife, especially the American Alligator, which can reach up to 15 feet in length and 1,000 pounds. You'll experience nature right alongside turtles, bald eagles, blue herons, deer, and a wide variety of waterfowl in their natural environment, not in captivity. Be sure to also check out the Gem Mining Station. You will be able to purchase buckets filled with treasures that are native to Florida and take them to the mining station. While mining, you will discover various gems, alligator teeth, shark teeth, rocks, and other treasures. There will be an additional charge for gem mining bags or buckets. A restaurant with indoor or patio seating is available, where you can dine before or after your tour (at your own expense).

Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Ticket with Bus Transfer

3. 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: Museum of Illusions Admission Ticket

4. Orlando: Museum of Illusions Admission Ticket

Come and explore the world of illusions and experience the impossible. Located in the heart of International Drive Orlando at ICON Park, this mind-bending indoor museum invites you to enter the fascinating world of illusions. Confuse your senses and question your own perception of reality, all while educating yourself in the art of optical, photographic, and interactive illusions. With over 50 exhibits to challenge the senses, you will learn about vision, perception, and science as you move around the different areas. Find out why your eyes see things that your brain cannot understand. Let your imagination run free in the vast expanse of the Infinity Room, defy the laws of gravity in the Reverse Room, and shrink to miniature size in the Ames Room. Capture seemingly impossible photos as you go.

From Orlando: Kennedy Space Center Day Trip with Transport

5. 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, and 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. Hear interesting facts and stories about the center from your driver and guide during your transfer. Upon arrival, enjoy plenty of time to roam around and visit the many attractions available on-site. Benefit from having your guide on hand who will be available to answer 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. Take advantage of a $15 voucher 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.

Orlando: Manatee Encounter, Snorkeling, and Airboat Ride

6. Orlando: Manatee Encounter, Snorkeling, and Airboat Ride

Snorkel thorugh marine life in the Crystal Rive on this day trip from Orlando. Ride in a comfortable and airconditioned bus to Homosassa Springs State Park for a guided visit. Find out about manatees and go for an airboat ride on the Withlacoochee River. In the morning, head out to the beautiful Crystal River area to start your snorkeling adventure. Explore the river and admire unique wildlife in its natural habitat. Learn about the magnificent manatee and have the opportunity to see them up close. Next is a guided visit to the Homosassa Springs State Park. Discover local wildlife, including the endangered Florida panther, black bears, red wolves, bobcats, alligators, and more. Learn about the park’s manatee rehabilitation program and stop at an underwater observatory built over the mouth of a spring. Enjoy a packed lunch before heading to the Withlacoochee River, to end your day with an exciting airboat ride. Ride through this area which is another natural haven, where you can see more local wildlife. Feel the thrill of skimming over the water with an exhilarating trip in a flat-bottomed boat.

Kennedy Space Center: Chat with an Astronaut with Admission

7. 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 Orlando

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 88 reviews

10 out of 10... Great interactive stuff all over the place.. My 8 yr old daughter loved it. DON'T MISS THE ATLANTIS exhibit. Falcon 9 Space X exhibition are great. Much better over all than Huntsville museum. ALL DAY EVENT.

One of the things you should not miss when you are in Florida is the Kennedy space center and this activity makes it possible for you, hassle-free.

KSC needs to he visited multiple times to see everything. Try to go on a weekday during the school year to avoid crowds

Fue muy fácil el acceso, todo se hace con el código QR desde el celular. El lugar es increíble.

Great Time! Easy to access the passes electronically.