Access to the Restricted Areas of America's Spaceport Wouldn’t it be fascinating to see behind Kennedy Space Center's gates? When it comes to NASA’s spaceflight operations, it's no surprise that rocket science is off-limits to the general public. However, get exclusive access to historic launch sites and working spaceflight facilities on the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour, included with daily admission. Take an even closer look with an added Special Interest Tour that extends the bus tour and offers exclusive stops within America’s Spaceport. 

Though each bus tour offers a different specialized view of Kennedy Space Center’s spaceflight operations, it isn’t recommended to take more than one tour per day. Choose the bus tour that most closely aligns with your interests. Keep in mind that the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour is included with daily admission, but the Special Interest Tours require an additional ticket.

Learn more about the Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour from The Payload blog in Attraction Spotlight: The Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour.

Mission Zone Overview
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Key Attractions

Kennedy Space Center Explore Tour

Launch Director Tour of Space Shuttle Atlantis®

Cape Canaveral Early Space Tour

Cape Canaveral’s Rise to Space Tour

Fly With An Astronaut

Look Closer
Vehicle Assembly Building

Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB)

Built in the early 1960s to house Saturn V rockets of the Apollo Program and later for space shuttle launch configuration it is being prepped to support the Space Launch System.
KSC Bus Tour

Launch Complex 39

Launch pads 39A & B were the site for most Apollo and all of the Space Shuttle Program launches.
Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour

Kennedy Space Center Headquarters

Originally built in 1965, it houses the center director and staff.
All exhibits are subject to change and tours may be altered or closed due to operational requirements or launch preparations.