Meet & Dine with an Astronaut at Kennedy Space Center

    By Carrie McLaren

    If you're looking for a unique experience during your visit to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, sign up for the daily‘Lunch with an Astronaut’ encounter.

    This 90-minute encounter at the Space Center in Cape Canaveral features a buffet-style lunch along with a personalized presentation from one of NASA’s acclaimed astronauts.

    At the end of the event, there's a brief question-and-answer session, plus time for family photos with the astronaut.

    Astronauts describe what it's like to live in space – eating, exercising, sleeping and training. No topic is off-limits.

    There's no age requirement for this experience, and it's perfect for self-proclaimed ‘space geeks’.


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    - Carrie McLaren

    Here are some helpful things to know about Lunch with an Astronaut:

    • Allow 90 minutes for this experience.
    • Seating is limited, so plan ahead and reserve your spot in advance, either online or at the ticket information center.
    • Don’t forget your camera. Individual photos with the astronaut are available at the conclusion of the event.
    • For a schedule of participating astronauts, check out the appearances page.

    Meeting an astronaut was really a treat; I was just as excited as my kids. We enjoyed learning about space travel and what it takes to become an astronaut.


    Have lunch with an astronaut at Kennedy Space Center

    - Carrie McLaren

    There’s no better way to learn than from someone who has experienced it all first-hand -- and we loved it.

    Insider Tip:  Purchase your tickets in advance online; you’ll save time and bypass those standing in line at the entrance, too.

    If you go...

    Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex
    State Road 405
    Kennedy Space Center, Fla 32899