Kennedy Space Center Attractions Offer Exciting Insider View of Space

Less than an hour from Orlando, Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral gives travelers a real-life look at rocket launches and everything space-related. For over 50 years, the space center has been NASA’s primary launch center and offers a journey into the ‘final frontier’. From this famous spot on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, every Atlas rocket, Apollo mission and shuttle flight was launched into the unknown as Americans pushed the boundaries of exploration. Ready for adventure? Here are some Kennedy Space Center attractions.

Kennedy Space Center Attractions: Enhance Your Orlando Vacation

Historical Highlights

Find legends at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. In fact, the space center is where Neil Armstrong took his last step on Earth before leaving his footprints on the moon. Experience dangers and thrills as the museum celebrates accomplishments and what makes these astronauts heroes. Visitors can explore the 4D theater, historical artifacts and rocket garden for an up-close look.

Things to Do

Curiosity’s long journey to Mars began at the Kennedy Space Center, and NASA continues its endeavors for future generations to enjoy. Guests can learn about past, current and future NASA plans at the Now + Next exhibit, which houses equipment, spacecraft and more.

The center also offers different bus tours that give a behind-the-scenes look into space exploration. Each tour covers operational facilities and historic launch sites perfect for photo ops and educational opportunities.

While planning the day, add a Mission Zone to the list. The Apollo/Saturn V Center learn about the race to the moon through artifacts, exhibits and interactive movies. The Space Shuttle zone features Atlantis, Hubble Space telescope, training simulators and a ride. Families also enjoy several add-on adventures such as Fly with an Astronaut, Lunch with an Astronaut, Cosmic Quest game, and live and work on Mars Base 1.

Get Tickets and Info

Filled with exhibits, artifacts, films and memorabilia from America’s 50-plus-year space program, Kennedy Space Center offers a day trip idea for those in the Orlando area. Daily admission ranges from $40 to $50 per person, with special discounts available for military, multi-day and annual passes.

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