CAPE CANAVERAL – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – 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. 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.
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New “Explore More” ticket package to include daily admission and a complimentary return ticket for 2021
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 – 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.
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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
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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 actions 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.
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Volusia County Mosquito Control Will Hold Two Tire Amnesty Events To Help Reduce Pesky Insect Population
With mosquito season in full swing, Volusia County is ramping up efforts to combat these pesky insects. Ongoing efforts to reduce mosquito populations include eliminating containers where mosquitoes lay eggs, with old tires being a common culprit. Volusia County Mosquito Control will hold two tire amnesty events on Friday, Oct. 9.
The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded nearly $355,000 to 10 nonprofits committed to protecting and restoring Florida’s natural resources. The grants will fund programs that protect and rehabilitate Florida wildlife, as well as conserve and restore native habitats. The grants also support environmental education and help preserve Florida’s natural resources, including its waterways.
Boo at the Zoo, Brevard Zoo’s popular family Halloween event, is moving from night to day to accommodate social distancing needs. It is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31.
Wild Florida Airboats, Gator Park & Drive-thru Safari celebrates 10 years of airboats, animal encounters, and adventure by giving everyone free weekday admission to their Gator Park through the month of October with a canned food donation.
Have you ever wanted to learn to be a trained weather spotter? You’ll have two opportunities in October, and the training is free and conveniently available from the comfort of your own computer, cell phone or tablet. It’s called SKYWARN training, and it’s geared toward anyone interested in learning more about our Florida weather.
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