Experience the spills and thrills of space travel plus the wild beauty of the Everglades on this fun-filled combo day trip from Orlando! Discover Florida’s swamplands on a thrilling airboat adventure ride before your visit to the Kennedy Space Center, where you’ll have more than six hours to explore multiple exhibits at NASA’s launch headquarters.
- Admission to Kennedy Space Center including NASA’s Launch Headquarters, the Observation Gantry to see launch pads and the Saturn V Center exhibit area
- Unlimited access to all the shows and exhibits at the Visitor Complex such as IMAX Films, Rocket Garden, Astronaut Encounter and more
- 30 minute airboat ride on the St. Johns River
- Daytrip (round-trip transportation)
- This tour departs Mondays and Thursdays from Orlando
Head by comfortable coach limo to the Everglades, about 45 minutes outside of Orlando. When you arrive at the park, board your airboat for a thrilling 30-minute ride along the St. Johns River! As you soar into the miles of protected swamps, marshes and rivers that make up the Central Florida Everglades, your guide will point out native plants, flowers, birds and other wildlife such as the Florida alligators – the Everglades’ most formidable inhabitants.
Then, take a 20-minute drive by bus to Kennedy Space Center, where you’ll have approximately 6.5 hours to explore the Visitor Complex. Your visit includes a tour of NASA’s launch headquarters, the Shuttle Launch Experience, two IMAX films (Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D and Space Station 3D), plus a variety of shows and exhibits – including a chance to meet an astronaut face-to-face at the Astronaut Encounter.
See the massive Space Shuttle launch pads at the LC-39 Observation Gantry and walk underneath an impressive Saturn V rocket at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Here, listen to the deafening thunder of a Saturn V moon rocket lift-off and watch Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon as if you were there.
New Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit showcases the legendary spacecraft, Atlantis. More than 60 interactive experiences highlight the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s program that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station, plus you can see what it’s like to be a real astronaut! Take the helm at the shuttle cockpit; experience the sensation of floating in space; explore a replica of the ISS; and strap in to the sights, sounds and sensations of a shuttle launch!