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’.

Explore the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Explore the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

- 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

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