Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, Florida
The Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral, Florida is an educational theme park geared towards rocket enthusiasts. The rocket garden near the entrance pays homage to their functional brothers who launch into space from Port Canaveral. The Space Center is the tourist arm of a working launch facility.
I've always had dreams of being an astronaut so visiting NASA was really a dream come true in a way. We came here for a cruise excursion. Though the center itself is educational, my friends and I were looking forward to a more hands on experience. There is a slide for you to go down and a launching simulation ride, but as far as amusement park rides go, there are none. Theaters offer insightful and sometimes dry presentations of the NASA program. We took a bus ride to see the actual launch pads and visit another section of the center. If you're afraid of big things and especially big things in the dark, this isn't the place for you. Enormous rockets and space ships hang overhead.
The Kennedy Space Center is accessible by car.
Kennedy Space Center, SR 405, Titusville, FL 32899
Coordinates: 28.5729° N, 80.6490° W
Cost & Admission
Daily Admission Child (Ages 3-11) $40
Daily Admission Adult (Ages 12+) $50
Military Daily Admission Child (Ages 3-11) $37
Daily Admission Adult (Ages 12+) $46
Senior Daily Admission (Ages 55+) $46
Multiday Admission Child (Ages 3-11) $60
Multiday Admission Adult (Ages 12+) $75
Additional ticket packages and online purchasing found here.
Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
May be open later, until 8:00 PM. For updated schedule, click here.
Rocket Garden Cafe, Moon Rock Cafe, Orbit Cafe, G Force Grill, Milky Way, Space Dots.
Assorted fast food.
Walking, exploring, learning, eating.
This center is a lot more educational and less geared towards rides than the traditional theme park. In fact, our cab driver poked fun at us for even visiting. Great place for space nerds and enthusiasts but do remember it is education without many rides.