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Kennedy Space Center

Make plans to visit Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for an out-of-this-world experience. Here you’ll be inspired as you dive into the past, present and future of space travel. Divided into Mission Zones, where attractions and tours are grouped by chronological era, you can get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of the humans in space. Learn about early space adventures and pioneers at Heroes & Legends. Take your visit to the next level with the Behind the Gates bus tour that gives you access to launch sites, and learn about the Apollo Era at Race to the Moon, featuring a Saturn V rocket. And no trip here is complete without a visit to Space Shuttle Atlantis inside Shuttle: A Ship Like No Other. Plus, Dine with an Astronaut allows visitors to sit down to a chef-prepared buffet meal where you can hear tales from astronauts about their journey to space. This takes place daily and is open to all members of your party. Want to visit for a rocket launch? Launch viewing experiences are an additional cost and availability varies per launch. The all-new Astronaut Training Experience allows you to experience astronaut training. Perform a space-walk using immersive microgravity simulation technology, or participate in a launch of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. Mars Base 1 transports you to Mars to live and work on the red planet for a day. It’s a full day’s experience and does require a separate admission, which is encouraged to be reserved in advance. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. On-site parking available. Have a pet with you? Free kennel service is provided, and guests are encouraged to bring pet food, snacks and anything that makes your pet comfortable. Need accessible equipment? Rentals are available including: electric scooter rental, wheelchairs, strollers and double strollers. The park opens daily at 9 a.m. and the closing time varies, depending on the time of year.

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