Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Offers ‘Journey to Mars’ Free To Fifth Grader Students
By Space Coast Daily // May 15, 2017
Beginning Memorial Day weekend
ABOVE VIDEO: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering a front row seat to NASA’s Journey to Mars for free to fifth graders this summer, with an invitation for a full-day of adventure and fun.
‘Summer of Mars’ Promises Inspiration for the Next Generation of Space Explorers
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering a front row seat to NASA’s Journey to Mars for free to fifth graders this summer, with an invitation for a full-day of adventure and fun.
The offer is part of the Summer of Mars campaign designed to highlight the myriad experiences and activities available to guests that focus on the future of space exploration and Mars missions to inspire the next generation of space explorers at the place where it will launch.
Beginning Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 26, incoming fifth graders (for fall 2017) who visit with a full-admission-paying-adult*, will receive free, one-day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
The “Ticket to Mars” is available via the following link: KennedySpaceCenter.com/SummerOfMars
The ticket can be printed and then presented at any ticket window, along with one of the following as proof of age: a fourth-grade report card verifying that the child is an incoming fifth grader, a passport or birth certificate. The offer will run through Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex created the offer to provide deeper context and understanding of the U.S. space program, by supporting the fourth and fifth grade elementary school curriculums nationwide that include space exploration as an area of study.
The Summer of Mars is designed to not only pique their interest, but inspire the age group that experts estimate will be among the first astronauts to make the trip to Mars when that journey becomes not only possible but probable. The immersive, edutainment-style activities and experiences at the visitor complex are an effective way for kids to learn about the future of NASA as it pertains to Mars.
“Our aim is to inspire kids at this age with memorable space experiences and add a layer of excitement to what they are learning in school by bringing it to life,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
“When they leave here, we want them to be inspired by what they saw, heard and felt here, and wanting to learn more. We want them to feel connected to NASA’s Journey to Mars.”
For more information on the fifth-grade offer and more, visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com
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