Ultimate Space Experience in Orlando, FL

Gray Line of Orlando7041 Grand National DriveOrlando, FL 32819
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See the past, present, and future of space flight at the Kennedy Space Center—one of the 10 NASA field centers. KSC Explore Tour offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit America’s multi-user spaceport and take pictures at numerous spaceflight icons like the Vehicle Assembly Building, historic Launch Complex 39, and Apollo/Saturn V Center.

1 to 10 people

Good To Know

  • Rare opportunity to meet veteran NASA astronauts.
  • Watch space films in the IMAX theater.
  • See the Space Shuttle Atlantis up close.
  • Fun activities and tours for friends and the whole family.
  • Wear proper appropriate attire, including shirts and shoes. Kindly note that clothes and exposed tattoos with obscene graphics or language are not allowed.
  • Wheelchair-accessible and offers assistance for people with sensory sensitivity.
  • Only service animals are permitted, but pet kennels are available.


from Kennedy Space Center with KSC Explore Tour
Upon arrival at the main visitor center complex, visit the world’s most comprehensive attraction devoted to the space shuttle. Atlantis brings visitors nose-to-nose with the priceless spacecraft as only astronauts have seen it before – with payload bay doors open as if it were floating in space. More than 60 interactive, touch-screen experiences and high-tech simulators invite guests to “be the astronaut,” bringing to life the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program as well as the complexity of the engineering marvel that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station (ISS). Guests can conduct a virtual EVA, or extravehicular activity; practice docking to the ISS; extract cargo from the payload bay; create sonic booms and glide to a landing on the Re-entry Slide; experience the sensation of floating in space; explore a high-fidelity replica of the ISS; virtually mate Atlantis to the external tank; kick up a virtual chemical reaction to launch the shuttle; get an “X-ray view” of Atlantis’ interior; experience an orbital sunrise; strap in to the sights, sounds and sensations of a shuttle launch; take the helm at the shuttle cockpit, and much more.

After Space Shuttle Atlantis, you can explore one of the many other exhibits such as Heroes and Legends, sit for a minute in the IMAX theatre to catch one of the 2 films showing, visit the Saturn V Rocket or much more.

Ride along with a space expert guide on a tour of America’s Spaceport. The Explore Tour takes visitors beyond the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, making several stops to capture once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. See icons of spaceflight operations like the Vehicle Assembly Building, historic Launch Complex 39 and disembark for a view of the launch pads used by NASA’s commercial partners such as SpaceX and ULA. (Now that rocket launches are once again taking place from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, safety protocols require an alternate tour bus route during days leading up to a launch. The alternate route includes seeing KSC Headquarters and industrial area, the historic Shuttle Landing Facility and a stop at the Vehicle Assembly Building.)

All in all this day will give you insight into the past, present, and future of space flight.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kennedy Space Center with KSC Explore Tour

Where are the pick-up points?

Charles Steakhouse Restaurant – 2901 Parkway Blvd, Kissimmee, FL Disney Swan Resort – 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL Golden Corral Buffet and Grill Restaurant – 8707 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL Lowes Royal Pacific Resort: Pacifica Ballroom – 6300 Hollywood Way, Orlando, FL Avanti Palms Resort – 6515 International Drive, Orlando, FL Icon Park: Base of the ICON 360 wheel – 8375 International Drive, Orlando, FL

Is smoking or drinking allowed aboard your vehicles?

For the health and safety of all passengers and drivers, smoking, vaping, and consumption of alcohol are not allowed on any of the vehicles.

Is there a dress code at Kennedy Space Center?

Yes, Kennedy Space Center is a family-friendly environment, so guests must wear proper attire, including shirts and shoes, to be allowed inside the complex. Clothing and exposed tattoos depicting obscene graphics/language and objectionable content are not permitted inside. Clothing that exposes inappropriate portions of the skin is also not allowed.

Can I bring outside food or beverages inside Kennedy Space Center?

Food and beverages without glass containers and packed in small, soft coolers are permitted. Outside alcoholic drinks are not allowed. You can instead buy beer at select locations onsite

Are pets allowed inside?

No, only service animals are allowed inside the facility. Please note that guests must maintain control of their service animal at all times. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers a free on-site, air-conditioned pet kennel for guests with pets. Kindly bring your pet’s papers, non-retractable leash, and other requirements to avail of the free pet kennel service.

Is the Kennedy Space Center wheelchair-accessible?

Yes, Kennedy Space Center is wheelchair-accessible and provides assistance to guests with sensory sensitivities. Kindly make a note while booking your ticket if you need a wheelchair and sensory sensitivity assistance.

Are wheelchairs, electric convenience vehicles (ECV), strollers or double strollers available for rent?

Wheelchairs, electric convenience vehicles (ECV), strollers and double strollers are available for rent online and at the visitor complex.