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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to reopen May 28 with new safety procedures

by Brittani Tuttle

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has announced that it will reopen to guests next Thursday, May 28 with new safety precautions in place.

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During the initial reopening phase, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will begin new measures and procedures in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendations. This will include:

  • Opening with limited attendance and encouraging guests to purchase daily admission
  • Requiring face coverings (masks) and temperature screenings for employees and guests
  • Accommodating social distancing in queues, restaurants, and other facilities throughout the visitor complex
  • Implementing increased frequency of sanitization and disinfection

To reinforce guests’ health and safety when visiting:

  • A limited number of attractions and services will be available during this initial reopening phase.
  • All guests will undergo a temperature screening upon arrival.
  • The Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour will not be available due to social distancing guidelines.
  • Face coverings (masks) will be required for employees and guests. If you don’t have one, they will be available for purchase at the front entrance.
  • New physical distancing measures will be in place.
  • All guests are required to have a timed ticket, including annual passholders. Advance ticket purchases are strongly encouraged due to limited capacity.
  • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will continue the comprehensive and extensive availability of hand sanitizer throughout the park, as well as the increased routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces in the workplace and at workstations, countertops, doorknobs, and ticket counters.

During this first phase of reopening, Kennedy Space Center will offer a limited-time “Explore Today, Explore Tomorrow” package, which includes daily admission, parking, and a complimentary ticket to return in 2021. This package will be $29.99 for adults and $24.99 for children.

Guests will also be able to purchase a 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, Space Shuttle Atlantis, and the Astronaut Training Experience. This tour will be limited to small groups, and costs $49.99 (this includes admission and a boxed lunch).

During this time, operating hours for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

To learn more about the safety measures and precautions in place, visit KennedySpaceCenter.com/Info/Coronavirus.

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