What Is It?
Located on Merritt Island, Florida’s Kennedy Space Center is one of NASA’s 10 field centers and has been the primary launch center of human space flight since 1968. The Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle missions were all carried from its launch complex.
What to Expect
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex allows the public to see artifacts, exhibits and interactive attractions that celebrate U.S. space exploration. The center is organized into mission zones, which are separated chronologically, each representing a different stage in NASA’s space exploration.
Exploring the Center
The visitor center has impressive diversity in its exhibits. A life-size display recreates the moon landing, multiple halls honor the many heroes of space travel, and a ride mimics a shuttle launch. In the final zone of the visitor center, guests can peek into some of NASA’s upcoming plans. The zone features a model of the newest Mars rover.
Events and Launches
The Kennedy Space Center is an active launch site. The public can buy tickets to watch launches. Tickets become available close to scheduled events. Throughout the year, the center hosts meet and greets with astronauts.
When to Go
The center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily year-round, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Seasonal events, such as Holidays in Space and summer space camp, attract more guests.
Daily admission to the park is $57 for adults and $47 for children. Annual passes and tickets with add-on experiences are detailed on the center’s website. For more information, call 855-433-4210 or visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com.