'Kennedy Under the Stars' After Hours Event Soaring to Kennedy Space Center

On August 31, 2024, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will once again be hosting Kennedy Under the Starstheir exclusive after-hours event. We love the many ways to enjoy KSC, including during rocket launches, and this new event seems out of this world!

During this three-and-a-half-hour event, guests will be able to explore all main campus attractions and experiences. The main visitor complex’s key attractions will remain open with lower wait times, so you’ll have more time to venture to other worlds in Spaceport KSC, get up close with actual flight-flown artifacts like space shuttle Atlantis and a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster, feel the rumble aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience® and more.


  • Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® presented by Boeing®
  • Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex®
  • Spaceport KSC®
  • Gateway STEAM cart
  • Hyperdeck (Reservations Required)Journey To Mars: Launched by United Launch Alliance
  • Space Shuttle Atlantis®
  • Shuttle Launch Experience®
  • Space Shop
  • Astronaut Meet & Greet in Universe Theater, presented by Northrop Grumman
Rocket Garden at Sunset at the Kennedy Space Center
Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center – Image credit: kennedyspacecenter.com

The colors of the cosmos come to life with glow-in-the-dark elements like a DJ-led techno party, an 80s to 90s Video DJ in the Rocket Garden, Cosmic Glow Miniature Golf, bar and lounge areas illuminated with an array of colors, and eye-popping chalk art crafted by local artists.

Plus, guests get to spend their Friday night with Veteran NASA astronauts Chris Ferguson and Nicole Stott.

Select visitor complex restaurants and retail stores will also be opening during the specially ticketed event. For an additional charge, guests can enjoy signature cocktails crafted during this year’s Taste of Space events, as well as food and wine.

Annual pass holders attending the event will receive discounts on food, as well as 30 percent savings on retail items.

Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center Entrance
Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center – Image from visitspacecoast

Finally, the evening event would not be complete without your best space-themed costume. Dress to impress and have fun, but for security reasons, costumed masks that conceal your face are prohibited, as are any props that resemble weapons.

Tickets for Kennedy Under the Stars are $65 plus tax, per person. Annual pass holders can purchase tickets for $55 plus tax. This ticket is valid for EVENT ENTRY ONLY.

The Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour and the Apollo/Saturn V Center will not be operational. Parking for this event is complimentary.