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U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum

100 Space Port Way, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-4000
+1 321-730-0055
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This museum has come a long way since it's inception.

A mostly volunteer staff make this a great place to visit. Most of the volunteers have worked in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Behind the Gates Early Space Tour

Our family recenty did the Behind the Gates - Early Space Tour. It was a great experience. Our... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Reading, Pennsylvania
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100 Space Port Way, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-4000
+1 321-730-0055
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A mostly volunteer staff make this a great place to visit. Most of the volunteers have worked in the Space Industry, so you're really talking about veterans and pioneers. The exhibits are nice but could use funding. Good geek day!

Thank Wingnutpizzalover
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Our family recenty did the Behind the Gates - Early Space Tour. It was a great experience. Our 15-year-old son who is a history buff really enjoyed! Our 8-year-old daughter was also very intrigued and not bored at all! It was an exceptional tour, and...More

1  Thank deedee10262017
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Went to a free family event with my family and we enjoyed it very much including Q&A with an astronaut.

Thank Aimee P
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Port Canaveral highlights was the title of our excursion. Our excursion began at the Sands Space History Center as part of the Air Force Space & Missile Museum. We can't say enough about our guide, Bob Graveline. Bob not only worked for NASA for 40+...More

1  Thank MEC15_12
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had a bit of difficulty finding the museum as it is tucked behind Space X but were glad that we kept looking. This is a good alternative to going to the Kennedy Space Center. A good history of the space program is provided on...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

On a whim visited here with our three teenage sons. We happened to catch a tour with Bob Graveline. He was excellent, and kept the attention of our boys. We really appreciated hearing the stories from someone who had been a part of the space...More

2  Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 10 March 2017

As part fo a group from a UK cruise ship my wife and I found the Sands Space History Ctr. an excellent alternative to the Kennedy Space Ctr. to visit from Port Canaveral. On our arrival we were met by Bob Graveline who with his...More

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the Air Force Sands Space and History Museum. Admission is still free and staffed by Air Force volunteers. We found this exceptionally history rich visit. The museum focuses on history of Cape Canaveral Air Station, including lots of info on launch pad and...More

1  Thank Schuler_CD
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Nice little museum about the Missiles that have launched from the various areas of the Space Center. The cost is free and the employees are very knowledgeable and friendly. A great little trip to learn about space launches. Hopefully the free trips to the launch...More

2  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is a low key place with great history for those interested in missile development and the history of space launches from the Cape. Not much interactive but great displays with lots of artifacts and written history. Good way to spend a rainy afternoon or...More

Thank Whoshr
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Is it possible to tour the museum without touring the space center and if so, what is the cost?
3 May 2017|
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Response from Jennifer B | Reviewed this property |
The US Air Force and Space Museum is not part of the Kennedy Space Center. It's a small building just outside of the base gates. Easy to get to, takes about an hour to go through and it's free. Donations are accepted. Nice... More
Dina H
Is the museum a good place to view a launch?
4 February 2016|
Response from lodown0820 | Reviewed this property |
Dina: The best view is along the causeway from Titusville to the Wildlife Refuge, but yes it does have an excellent view in front of the northern-most building in the complex
Will S
How much does it cost?
24 November 2015|
Response from Northjetty |
Their website says free parking and admission. I do believe the accept donations.