From the claustrophobic one-man “tin can” capsules of the Mercury program to the 363-foot Saturn V rockets that launched Apollo astronauts to the moon, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex gives you an inside look at the people and technology that conquered space. There are historic artifacts at every turn—a rocket and missile museum, the space suits worn by Shepard, Glenn and others—and interactive simulator experiences including a shuttle launch and a half-day astronaut training simulation. The Astronaut Hall of Fame is here along with an Imax theater and the immense Vertical Assembly Building—the fourth largest building in the world by volume—where they put the space shuttles together. KSC is about an hour east of Orlando and there are shuttles and bus services that make the roundtrip between KSC and Orlando hotels. Open daily 9am-6pm except Christmas Day and some launch days. Basic admission is $38 for adults and $28 for children aged 3 to 11; some tours are additional.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
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