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Kennedy Space Center Hours | Opening Hours, Location & More

Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida is an iconic destination that is a symbol of the USA’s advanced space exploration programs. The Visitor Complex at Kennedy Space Center is open to the public and has a range of exciting attractions for adults and children alike. Read on to find out more about the opening hours at Kennedy Space Center and the best way to get there. 

Kennedy Space Center Opening Hours

It is open from Monday through Sunday weekly at the following times:

August 15th - November 23rd: 9 AM - 5 PM

Thanksgiving Day (November 24th): CLOSED

November 25th - December 15th: 9 AM - 5 PM

December 16th - December 24th: 9 AM - 7 PM

Christmas Day (December 25th): CLOSED

December 26th - December 31st: 9 AM - 7 PM

January 1st 2023: 9 AM - 5 PM

*The last bus tour runs 2.5 hours before complex closure

*Last Entry: 1 hour before closing time.

Visit duration: 

  • Spending 6-8 hours at the Kennedy Space Center is the best way to leisurely explore all the attractions.
  • If you’re on a bus tour, in 2 hours you will get a comprehensive overview of the major attractions at Kennedy Space Center. 

Kennedy Space Center Location

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Address: Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953, USA 

Find it on the map.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is in Central Florida, located extremely close to Orlando and Daytona Beach. It is a 51 minute drive from the airport and there are ample parking facilities available at the Visitor Complex. The nearest airport to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is Melbourne (MLB) Airport.

Getting to Kennedy Space Center

No public transportation is available to the visitor complex at Kennedy Space Center. 

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Drive

You can drive to the visitor complex in a private vehicle and park your car at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The nearest airport is Melbourne (MLB) Airport which is a 51 minute drive from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 

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Bus

The nearest bus stops to the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex are only 12 minutes away. You can get off at Cargo Road or Cargo Slip Road to reach Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex a short distance away. 

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All Your Questions About Kennedy Space Center Opening Hours Answered

What are the opening hours of Kennedy Space Center?

Kennedy Space Center is open from 9AM - 5 PM.

Is Kennedy Space Center open for business?

Yes, Kennedy Space Center is open to visitors. 

How long does it take to go through the Kennedy Space Center?

It takes about 6 hours to completely experience Kennedy Space Center.

Is Kennedy Space Centre still active?

Yes, Kennedy Space Center is active and open to the public. 

Is there a lot of walking at Kennedy Space Center?

There is a significant amount of walking involved during your visit to the Kennedy Space Center so it is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes. 

How long should I plan to spend at Kennedy Space Center?

The Kennedy Space Center is best enjoyed as a full-day experience so set aside at least 6 hours to immerse yourself in the destination. 

Is visiting Kennedy Space Center worth it?

Yes, visiting Kennedy Space Center is an educational, entertaining, once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Why was the Kennedy Space Center built in Florida?

Kennedy Space Center was built in Florida because it is relatively near to the equator compared with other U.S. locations; and the fact that it is on the East Coast.

When was the Kennedy Space Center opened?

Kennedy Space Center opened on 1 July 1962.