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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Enters Next Phase of Reopening

The universe of opportunities to learn about the past, present and future of space exploration is about to expand at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, as it enters the next phase of reopening to the public since the COVID-19 pandemic. In keeping with the downward trend of new infections nationwide and the growing number of fully vaccinated U.S. citizens, the visitor complex will be expanding its operating hours, opening additional dining options and more.
As of June 14, 2021, guests can enjoy:

  • Increased hours of operation from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
  • Earlier bus transportation to Apollo/Saturn V Center, starting at 9:30 a.m.
  • Expanded dining options including the opening of Red Rock Grill, Moon Rock Cafe (with a revised menu) and the Popcorn Cart
  • More appearances by Spaceperson, with the addition of an 8:45 a.m. appearance at the front entrance
  • The addition of Eyes on the Universe, a live presentation, that showcases the farthest reaches of the universe via 3D 4K resolution images from deep space, to the daily schedule

 “We have seen a big increase in demand for admission tickets as well as launch viewing packages over the past few months at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex,” said Therrin Protze, COO of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “We are thrilled that the country is back on a healthier path and that the CDC guidelines now support our opening up more options to inspire, educate and entertain our guests.”   
The newest addition to the visitor complex, Planet Play, is specifically designed for the littlest explorers, ages 2 – 12. Kids can explore and learn as they play among replicas of planets and enjoy interactive gaming and artistic components designed to create a deeper understanding of space. They can map a constellation, climb a worm hole, walk on Saturn’s rings, slide through an asteroid field, and more.
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 for all employees and guests except for guests who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 who are no longer required to wear face coverings outdoors; accommodating social distancing queues in restaurants, show viewing areas, and other facilities throughout the complex; and implementing increased frequency of sanitization and disinfection. Additional details are available at:  
About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun, inspiration and educational activities. Currently open with limited capacity due to COVID-19, included with admission are Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, presented by Boeing, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, space films, the Rocket Garden, the all-new Planet Play and the recently reopened Apollo/Saturn V Center. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 10 a.m. with closing times varying by season. As of June 14, 2021, the visitor complex will be open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Admission is $57 + tax for adults and $47 + tax for children ages 3 – 11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit
Twitter: @ExploreSpaceKSC
Media Contacts:
Lauren Eisele Walbert, Sandy Hillman Communications,, 410-616-8943