Kennedy Space Center Express: Immersive Space Science Exploration
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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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May 28, 2024
Perfect - It was amazing! Thank you. I traveled with my husband and the shuttle arrived on time, the guide helps us to understand the kennedy center history. He was nice.
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May 18, 2024
Excellent service - Excellent service, the motor coach arrived on time and was immaculate. The diver and tour guide were very welcoming and polite. Smooth journey to NASA with plenty of interesting information in both the package and verbally from Bob. Will definitely be using them again
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May 12, 2024
Day trip to Kennedy space Center - Amazing driver and amazing tour guide, well planned and well informed tour guide was great experience and something I would highly recommend to others.
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May 5, 2024
Inspiring visit to Kennedy space centre - The space centre museum provided a fascinating look back at early exploration of space, the moon landings, space shuttles and station, triumphs and tragedies and a view to the future of space exploration. A particular highlight was the inspiring talk by former astronaut Jim Newman. Altogether a great day out.
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May 3, 2024
Excellent Trip on Gray Line - Bonnie was excellent! Very helpful, caring and made our trip easier and enjoyable. The bus was nice as well. Highly recomment
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Apr 23, 2024
Awesome day! - What an awesome experience! Oscar was our tour driver. He was on time, drove well, and was informative. His suggestions for experiencing KSC was on point. It enabled us to make the most out of the trip. He was waiting exactly where he said he would be at the end of the day with refreshments. To top it off, as he dropped us off at our hotel a Falcon 9 rocket launched and we watched it. Awesome Oscar! Couldn’t have asked for a better time.
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Apr 10, 2024
OUT OF THIS WORLD! - 3 of us took the Explore tour leaving from Orlando and headed to Kennedy Space Center. We added the Explore tour at the Center and were not disappointed. One of our party is an electrical engineer and he said the tour has rekindled his engineering instincts. There was simply no part of this adventure that was not great!
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Apr 4, 2024
A must see!!!! - We were fortunate enough as late comers for Simon at Orlando attractions to arrange a last minute birthday trip for my family and I through Gray Line. It was superb. A full day of fun, knowledge, incredible tours/talks and simulator etc experiences. Gray line, particularly Carlos and Bonni got us there safe and sound with lots of fun facts and jokes 😊
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May 2, 2024
Buy your tickets on arrival and use an Uber, cheaper and faster. - Kevin our tour guild was great, a good mix of information about our travels. We were picked up at Icon Park at 8am for our one hour trip to Kennedy Space Station. The Space station was an eye opener with the shear mass of the rockets. Very informative and interesting. We were picked up by Keven at 4.50pm. The trip back was over two hours with many drop offs of other guests. This was too long at the venue and the day dragged out. A shorter day would have suited us much better. Cost to us was $486.78 aud = $319usd. If I would have researched better I would have used an Uber both ways and bought the tickets on arrival saving us time and money.
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Apr 21, 2024
A good day spoilt by the transfers. - The Space centre itself was brilliant but the day started & ended badly. Our morning pick up was half an hour late (we had to get up at 6.30 am to walk to the pick up location for 7.50am) . The tour guide Kevin was polite & knowledgeable. I could not understand why he kept asking for applause for the stand-in driver.....a good company should have these problems covered should they occur...(Applauding for being inconvenienced!..really?) The return journey back to the pick up point took 2 hours!...if we had been told prior to the tour about this we would not have used this transportation. A good day out was spoilt by the pick up & return journey to the pick up point . Once back at the pick up we had a further 20 minute walk back to our hotel....not a long walk i know but it is with a badly swollen & painful leg .
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up to 10 guests
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July 2024