Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to Expand Availability of Main Attractions Beginning July 6
By Space Coast Daily // July 3, 2020
KSC visitor complex reopened on May 28
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will expand the availability of attractions to guests on Monday, July 6, opening Shuttle Launch Experience, the IMAX Theater, pre-shows for Space Shuttle Atlantis and Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame presented by Boeing, as well as expanded dining options.
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is the visitor center at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and features exhibits and displays, historic spacecraft and memorabilia, shows, two IMAX theaters, and a range of bus tours of the spaceport.
“Space Shuttle Atlantis” is home to the real Space Shuttle Atlantis orbiter and the Shuttle Launch Experience, a simulated ride into space. The center also provides astronaut training experiences, including a multi-axial chair and Mars Base simulator.
All areas and attractions will have a limited capacity and the visitor complex will continue to operate with reduced hours of 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The new, “Explore More” package will include a complimentary ticket to return for a visit in 2021 for $57 + tax for adults and $47 + tax for children ages 3 to 11.
An add-on, space expert-led walking tour through Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, the Rocket Garden, Nature and Technology, Journey to Mars: Explorers Wanted, NASA Now, and Space Shuttle Atlantis will continue to be available for small groups for an additional $20.
As always, the health and safety of employees and guests is the highest priority for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations, the visitor complex will continue all precautionary measures, including limited attendance and encouraging advance daily admission purchases; requiring face coverings and temperature screening for employees and guests; accommodating social distancing queues, restaurants, show viewing areas, and other facilities throughout the complex; and implementing increased frequency of sanitization and disinfection.
Additional details are available at: www.kennedyspacecenter.com/info/coronavirus
The visitor complex cautiously reopened on May 28, 2020, with a reduced admission price and attractions limited to walk-through exhibits and outdoor sites only.
Leadership will continue to assess the situation and make adjustments to the availability of exhibits, tours and experiences as deemed safe and appropriate.
The Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour including the Apollo/Saturn V Center and Special Interest Bus Tours remain unavailable at this time.
To help protect against the spread of COVID-19 and help ensure guest and employee safety, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has taken and will continue to take action to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus based on the guidance of the CDC.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.
These precautions are temporary and are subject to change at any time based on the recommendations of the CDC, State of Florida and Brevard County.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex management continues to work closely with local, state and federal experts to ensure that we are up to date on the situation as it evolves.