Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

  Overview 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. Directions 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. Max Travel offers round-trip tours to Kennedy Space center. Operating Hours 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 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.  Contact Max Travel for your passes. Services Complimentary wheelchairs and strollers are available inside the main entrance and all exhibits and tours are wheelchair accessible. The Visitor Complex offers complimentary parking and use of pet kennels. First aid, automated teller machine and bus parking are available. Shopping The Space Shop is the largest retail store in the world devoted to space-themed merchandise with more than 40,000 items. Dining Guests may choose from numerous self-service restaurants and specialty food locations with a wide variety of menu options. Lunch With an Astronaut is available daily at 12:30 p.m. and includes a delicious lunch, a briefing and Q & A with a NASA astronaut.