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Navigate Your Way Through the Visitor Complex with the Kennedy Space Center Map

If it’s your first time at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, you might be overwhelmed by how to navigate the various zones and exhibits within the attraction. On this page, we help you find your way around the complex according to your interests and plan your visit more efficiently.

Kennedy Space Center map

Take a look at the map of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex before your visit to locate the different attractions inside.

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Navigating your way around Kennedy Space Center

Being such a large attraction, Kennedy Space Center requires a lot of navigating. Not just to the venue, but within the Visitor Complex itself. Here’s a guide on how to get around Kennedy Space Center:

Shuttle Buses at Kennedy Space Centre

Visitor facilities

  • Parking: There are paid parking facilities available at Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor Complex for motorcycles, automobiles, and oversized vehicles such as RVs. The parking lot is located right in front of the entrance and is a 5-10 minute walk to the entrance depending on where you park.
  • Disabled parking space: Visitors with disabilities who are carrying their valid parking permit can park their vehicles in Lot 2.
  • EV charging station: There is an electric vehicle charging station at the parking area of the visitor complex. It is located close to the entrance of the visitor complex.
  • Information desk: Located at the main entrance, the information desk offers a map of the complex and provides any other assistance needed. It also holds any lost and found items. 
  • Wheelchair/stroller rentals: You can rent both wheelchairs and strollers at the information desk area and self-serve ticket counters. Smart-guides and scooters are also available to be rented from here.
  • First-aid: Visit the first-aid center next to the handicapped parking area at the Visitor Complex for immediate assistance with any medical needs. 
  • Water refilling stations: Several water fountains are spread across the Visitor Complex. Some of them are located at the Guest Services building, Gateway and IMAX.
  • Smoking areas: There is one designated smoking zone between the Space Shuttle Atlantis building and the Space Mirror Memorial. Another smoking area is located between the Rocket Garden and Centre for Space Education.
  • Kennel: The Visitor Complex has a free kennel for pets located near the first-aid center, which is accessible during its operational hours. Provide food, snacks, toys, and blankets for your pets while leaving them at the air-conditioned kennel.
  • Dog walk area: You can take your dog on a walk at the designated area located next to Space Shuttle Atlantis and the smoking area.
  • Restrooms: There are around seven restrooms available at various points across the Visitor Complex. Some of them are located at the Astronaut Training Experience, Heroes and Legends, Shuttle Launch experience and the Guest Services building.
  • Diaper-changing station: If you have an infant with you who needs changing, you can head over to one of the several diaper-changing stations spread across the complex.
  • Dining outlets: There are nine restaurants and cafes situated within the Visitor Complex right next to various attractions.
  • Gift shops: Go to The Space Shop at NASA Central, Shuttle Express at the Shuttle Launch Experience or The Right Stuff at Apollo/Saturn V Center to buy space-souvenirs from your visit to the Kennedy Space Center.

Tips for your visit 

  • If you are leaving your pets at the free on-site pet kennel available near the entrance, remember to take along a copy of your dog’s proof of vaccination record and your valid government-issued ID. 
  • Plan your visit around the pre-scheduled events, like Chat with an Astronaut, that you are attending. Make sure you’re near that building around the time your experience begins.
  • If you may need special assistance, pick up the Guest Accessibility Pass at the  Information Center so that crewmembers will know you may require assistance with sensory sensitivities. 
  • Since there is going to be a lot of walking between the various Mission Zones and standing time in general, we recommend you wear walking or sports shoes to keep you comfortable throughout your visit.



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Frequently Asked Questions About the Kennedy Space Center Map

Where can I find the Kennedy Space Center map before my visit?

You can view a map of the Kennedy Space Center here. You can also download the Kennedy Space Center Official Guide app where you can find a digital map.

How can I get to the Kennedy Space Center entrance?

From the parking lot walk towards the American Flag and the giant 3D-rendition of the NASA logo behind it. You will find the entrance to the left of it with the words ‘EXPLORE’ written atop the entryway.

How far away is the parking lot from the entrance?

Expect a 5-10 minute walk from the parking lot to the Kennedy Space Center entrance depending on where you park. Lot 2 is designated for those with disabilities. It is closer to the entrance and is located on the left of the 3D NASA logo.

Can I re-enter the Visitor Complex with my original ticket?

If you keep your original ticket in-hand, you can re-enter the complex throughout the day the ticket is valid for. Those with dogs checked-into the kennel near the parking lot can always step out to take them for walks.