Upon arrival at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Gray Line guests will receive an 1 hour walking orientation tour of the facility provided by our speciality trained and licensed tour guide team. The Gray Line guide teams have received top rating for their walking tours and will ensure the guests have all the information they need to enjoy the rest if their day at their leisure.
Then, they have the morning to explore the visitor center complex. Starting point has to be the new Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit. SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS is the world’s most comprehensive attraction devoted to the space shuttle, it brings visitors nose-to-nose with the priceless Atlantis spacecraft as only astronauts have seen it before – with payload bay doors open as if it were floating in space. More than 60 interactive, touch-screen experiences and high-tech simulators invite guests to “be the astronaut,” bringing to life the people, passion and patriotism behind NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program as well as the complexity of the engineering marvel that launched the Hubble Space Telescope and built the International Space Station (ISS). Guests can conduct a virtual EVA or extravehicular activity; practice docking to the ISS; extract cargo from the payload bay; create sonic booms and glide to a landing on the Re-entry Slide; experience the sensation of floating in space; explore a high-fidelity replica of the ISS; virtually mate Atlantis to the external tank; kick up a virtual chemical reaction to launch the shuttle; get an “X-ray view” of Atlantis’ interior; experience an orbital sunrise; strap in to the sights, sounds and sensations of a shuttle launch; take the helm at the shuttle cockpit, and much more. This is the best expansion Kennedy Space Center has ever had and gives you a reason you have to visit!
Your time in the Visitor Center is yours to enjoy independently so you can see what is important to you. I wouldn't miss out on an IMAX movie - feel like you're walking on the moon or visiting the space shuttle on one of this 3D movie experiences.
During the lunch period you will enjoy the Dine with an Astronaut lunch, which is served buffet style. During the delicious meal, you will have an up-close and personal opportunity to speak with an Astronaut and hear personal stories from one of NASA’s best. You may even have a chance to have photos taken together to remember the experience forever!
Lunch has many options, something for all tastes and includes desert plus sodas, ice tea, water and coffee - you have to eat lunch during the day so this is definitely the best option available on complex!
Following lunch you should ride the NASA Bus Tour. Tour restricted areas, walk beneath the massive Saturn V rocket and touch a piece of moon rock - defiantly something not to be missed.
After taking the bus tour, sit back and enjoy an IMAX movie, or walk around the incredible rocket garden, ride the shuttle launch experience to outer space, dress up like an astronaut and have space ice cream!
This is a great day that is truly out of this world! Details