The Kennedy Space Center announced this week that they are offering three new annual passes. With the holidays quickly approaching, now is a great time to purchase these passes, especially if you will have family visiting or vacation time coming. The passes come with a discount for all of your guests (up to 6 in your party), plus a whole lot more.

KSC annual pass options:

Discovery Pass: $75 plus tax for adults, $60 plus tax for children ages 3-11

  • Unlimited admission for one year
  • 10% off admission tickets for up to six guests per visit
  • A Discovery Pass lanyard
  • The Visitor Complex newsletter

Atlantis Pass: $89 plus tax for adults, $71 plus tax for children ages 3-11

  • All Discovery Pass benefits
  • Free parking
  • 10% off souvenirs, food and beverage
  • 10% off Astronaut Training Experience® and Camp KSC®
  • Exclusive special events and privileges
  • An Atlantis Pass lanyard

Explorer VIP Pass: $139 plus tax adults and children

  • All Discovery Pass and Atlantis Pass benefits
  • One free KSC Up-close tour (available after the government shutdown is over)
  • One free lunch with an Astronaut
  • A free collectible souvenir
  • An Explorer Pass lanyard

Biker poses with motorcycle in front of KSCAnother special offer, available this week only October 17 – 20 (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.), is a Biketoberfest special at the Kennedy Space Center. Bikers are allowed to roll their motorcycle up in front of the solid rocket boosters in front of the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit for an 8 x 10 photo souvenir. It isn’t every day you can place you,  your motorcycle and the bright orange external fuel tanks in one frame for a perfect photo opportunity! The Biketoberfest special costs $70 and includes admission, parking and the photo.

ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: If you’ve come to Central Florida and have the desire to join the Biketoberfest activities and see Central Florida on two wheels, check out EagleRider. They are located near the Orlando airport and have plenty of motorcycle rentals.

Whether you are a biker or just a space lover, now is the time to go to KSC and purchase these annual passes. Even though the bus tours remain suspended due to the government shut down, there is plenty to do. Just a few of the new attractions include the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Angry BirdsTM Space Encounter and the new entry and fountain honoring President Kennedy. For more information, visit