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One of Florida’s most-popular destinations, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex tells the epic story of the U.S. space program, from the first day through the present. The 70-acre arena, a gateway to a working space center, takes visitors on a journey that’s both entertaining and educational, interactive and inspirational. Visitors can stand nose-to-nose with the real Space Shuttle Atlantis and witness an actual rocket launch in person. Astronaut Encounter gives you the opportunity to meet a veteran astronaut in real life. The Apollo/Saturn V Center features an actual Saturn V moon rocket. Other must-sees are the 3D IMAX® space films, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, Science On A Sphere and many other interactive exhibits. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 am with closing times varying by season. Admission is $57 plus tax for adults and $47 plus tax for children ages 3-11.