‘Planet Play’ is landing at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in 2021

by Attractions Magazine Staff

Planet Play is a new, fully-immersive multiple-story play experience for kids that’s scheduled to open at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Jan. 1, 2021.

Kennedy Space Center, Planet Play
Artist Renderings courtesy of Kennedy Space Center

Designed for young space explorers ages 2-12, Planet Play is an indoor, interactive activity and learning area that will bring the adventure of space to earth.

“We are over the moon to bring an offering to our visitors that will interest an even younger generation in space exploration and interplanetary travel,” said Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex chief operating officer Therrin Protze. “This area will educate kids about technologies used in space exploration and the planets, in a fun, playful environment that we cannot wait to see come to life.”

Children (and their parents) will be able to learn fun facts about space as they play among replicas of the planets in our solar system. There will also be interactive gaming and artistic components designed to create a memorable learning experience, including opportunities to map a constellation, climb a wormhole, walk on Saturn’s rings, and slide through an asteroid field.

Kennedy Space Center, Planet Play

Highlights of Planet Play will include:

  • Gravity Sink – A rope and netting structure for climbing
  • Storm of Neptune – Projection and lighting that will use theatrical equipment to accentuate the storms on Neptune (including sudden changes in intensity and location)
  • Nebulas – Scenic and lighting elements to create a physical manifestation of a celestial Nebula
  • Black Hole Portal – A net climber tube with UV treated fabric that’s woven to create a helix effect
  • The Sun – Play and climbing area lit to mimic the sun’s texture and movement.
  • Rover Racers – Race one of NASA’s Rovers on Mars while avoiding obstacles and collecting samples
  • Toddler Play Area – With soft play and seating area for parents
  • Multiple climbing towers, slides, climbing wall, interactive video games, and much more

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has implemented safety protocols to ensure a trusted space. These include limiting capacity and encouraging advance daily admission purchases; requiring face coverings and temperature screening; accommodating social distancing in queues, restaurants, show viewing areas, and other facilities throughout the complex; and implementing increased frequency of sanitization and disinfection. Click here for more information.


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