Kennedy Space Center Express: Immersive Space Science Exploration
95 Ratings
Experience an immersive space science exploration at Kennedy Space Center Express. Ride a space shuttle simulator, watch a 3D IMAX movie, meet an astronaut, and see Space Shuttle Atlantis up-close. Don't miss the world's largest space store!
Duration: 10 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex - This visitor center is inspirational. Wander through a garden of rockets, encounter an astronaut, watch a 3D IMAX movie, touch a piece a moon rock, ride the shuttle launch experience simulator and see the Space Shuttle Atlantis up-close -these are just some of our teams favorite things to do.

The visitor center has so many options. We get you there for 9am, and you can spend the day exploring. On the bus ride over the tour guide will give you a lot of information to ensure you make the most out of your time.

Opened in summer 2022, Gateway: the deep space launch complex is a bold new attraction that explore the future of space travel what highlighting what is happening right now in the space program. With your commander steering the path, launch aboard one of four unique journeys through the solar system and beyond during an immersive ride. ‘Journey to Mars’ and you can immerse yourself in the future of space exploration.

The space center is always a highlight of a Florida trip.

What's Included
  • Expert guidance from certified professionals on the bus
  • Entry pass for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  • Exclusive bus tour to the Saturn V Center
  • Access to IMAX movies at the Visitor Center
  • Convenient round-trip transfer from ICON 360 Plaza
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Admission on ‘black out dates’ due to special launch events
Additional Information

You’re bound to be captivated by this fascinating peek into the field of space exploration’s history and scientific underpinnings. Experience a rocket launch firsthand through a 3D IMAX film or the Shuttle Launch simulation ride. Mingle with an astronaut, feel a moon rock, view the famed Space Shuttle Atlantis close-up, and plenty more!

Our express choice allows you to rendezvous with the bus at our ultimate gathering point, skipping extra bus time during the morning. During the journey to the complex, our learned guide will present vital information to set you up for an enjoyable visit. Our guides are well-versed in the ins-and-outs of the complex and will assist you personally to ensure you see what arouses your curiosity.

Dive into a day full of activities at the space center, but keep in mind to visit the world’s most extensive space store for keepsakes before you get on the bus back to Central Florida in the late afternoon!

  • Bring a camera to capture all of the amazing sights!
  • Visitors may bring backpacks and soft-sided coolers into the visitor complex. Food and beverages packed in small, soft-sided coolers are permitted.
  • Glass bottles or containers are not permitted.
  • For security, all bags are subject to search.
  • If your scheduled your date becomes a rocket launch please contact us, as regular packages may not be permitted (launch dependent).
  • Wheelchair accessible vehicles have to be arranged. Not all tour vehicles have wheelchair lifts/ramps so please contact vendor to notify in advance if needed.
  • Express bus service is guaranteed in the mornings, however in the afternoon it may not be the first drop off location.
The Wheel at ICON Park
We pick up at the rear of Icon Park facing Universal Blvd. Near the back entrance to the Icon ticket office, between the wheel and the garage. Free parking is available. Departure is 08:00AM.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Mar 19, 2024
Great trip - It was so interesting and well worth the ride . I was pleas surprised. I had been there many years ago and don’t remember it being so interesting.
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Feb 5, 2024
Lift off!!! - Our most memorable experience on this tour to the Kennedy Soace Center and guided tour with Oscar was the surprised announcement that our tour will be seeing a space shuttle with supplies going to the moon today was a dream to be finally seeing this up close as well as sharing this with my husband of 47 years. Together as we sat waiting for the shuttle to rocket off the landing pad; I could see how he was excited and delighted, he was like a kid with a new toy in his collection. That was what was exciting to me…….plus the shuttle! I will say it required more than a day, which we purchase again not knowing about the take-off. Thus just give us more reason to go back again to complete the other half of the center. We can’t wait! Just AMAZING experience!!
Review provided by Viator
Jan 27, 2024
Kennedy Space Center - Our day at Kennedy Space Center was amazing. Everything was well done and perfectly presented. The only thing we missed was the launch! It was a “no go!” So glad I went and learned a lot about the future of space missions. An amazing day. Definitely worth the $$$.
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Jan 26, 2024
KSC Tour with Angelina - Great trip to the KSC, nothing to prepare or org size. Hop onto the bus and enjoy the tour and some great information about the area. Angelina our tourguide was awesome, same as the bus driver. Really enjoyed the comfortable way to get to and from the KSC as well as the amazing experience at KSC
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Dec 25, 2023
Great day - Guide was knowledgeable and helpful. Coach and pick ups were great. Kennedy Space centre was excellent. Thanks
Review provided by Viator
Nov 6, 2023
Extremely an eye open, and educational. truly an amazing place. Everyone of our astronauts past and present are heroes!! - Truly an amazing , fun and educational place. To see and hear history and future space planning was so fascinating. Our astronauts past and present are truly heroes!
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Oct 25, 2023
Kennedy Space center - Easy pick up at Icon Park, then Angeline was great to explain how to organize the day. Kennedy Space center is a super place to visit whenever you are à kid or and adult ! Whatever your âge, you will be a kid. The shuttle launch simulator is particularly great !!
Review provided by Viator
Oct 22, 2023
Our tour guide, Greg, was... - Our tour guide, Greg, was great and the tour went very smoothly. I would recommend this tour to others when visiting the Orlando area.
Review provided by Viator
Dec 29, 2023
Needs some improvement in organization - The bus was nice, guides were nice but the company apparently mis counted and didn’t have room for all passengers being picked up so it was a bit chaotic and our family ended up getting the last seats on the bus and my family was separated causing my 10 year olds some anxiety and discomfort having to sit next to strangers. It was also a very long day, too long for us given that we were tired from getting in late the night before. It was convenient in that we had a relaxing drive to the space center. They just need to improve the experience regarding the pickup and handling of tickets. Also on the drive back we were last to be dropped off so it seemed like a really long drive. It would have been a nice gesture to offer bottles of water for the long drive.
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Mar 15, 2024
My overall disappointing experience at The Kennedy Space Center - While entering the Kennedy Space Center with intense enthusiasm for the wonders of space travel and exploration, I was greatly disappointed to discover that the vast majority of exhibits are nothing more than replicas, often of vehicles and technology that has not even made it to space, yet. It seems that the only authentic exhibits were the SpaceX rocket and capsule. The electric signs for the KSC Spaceport attractions did not work, and we had to guess which line to stand in for the experience of our choice. The experience itself (we attended the "Uncharted Worlds" experience) left much to be desired. They kept the lights on during the entire experience, which completely destroyed any sense of immersiveness. The music was incredibly loud, so much so that we could not hear what the narrator was saying. The "Origin Blue" VR experience, to which we had to make reservations through the app (only to discover that the reservations are just for the queue, and that despite making the reservations we still had to wait in line) was very low quality - after the first 2 minutes of actual VR we only got to see video clips (that I could watch on any screen and with better quality). There is no door on the capsule, so the sounds and music of everything else in the background constantly intefered with the sound of the experience, not to mention the voice of the assistant of the ride, who was constantly chatting with people who were still in the queue. The documentary that played in the IMAX theater was definitely not one that requires IMAX technology. We actually dozed off half way through it. The Shuttle Atlantis experience wasn't satisfying, either. While the story of the building of the Atlantis is an interesting one, no one needs to walk from room to room just to watch more movies describing it. The interactive stations that followed were incredibly low quality. It reminded me of 1980's video games. The technology to make all of these experiences so much more immersive, appealing and even thrilling has existed for quite a while at this point in time, which leaves me wondering how the agency responsible for having put a man on the moon has yet to implement it.
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up to 10 guests
1 Adult
April 2024