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and incoming fifth graders (for fall 2018*) who visit with a full-admission-paying-adult**,
will receive free, one-day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
The ticket is available via the following link: www.KennedySpaceCenter.com/info/tickets#SpecialOffers.
The ticket can be printed and then presented at any ticket window, along
with one of the following as proof of age: a fourth- or fifth-grade report
card, a passport or birth certificate. The offer will run through December
“Last year’s Fifth Grade Free offer was so successful that we couldn’t wait to share the news that we are repeating the program,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “In our continued commitment to promote STEM, we hope to inspire kids in this age group to become the next generation of astronauts, engineers, scientists and launch directors who will make today’s plans a reality. Students will have the opportunity to see and experience NASA’s past, present and bold future – bringing to life what they are learning about in school.”
The offer was created to expose more students to the immersive, edutainment-style activities and experiences at the visitor complex that support the fourth and fifth grade elementary school curriculums nationwide, which include space exploration as an area of study.
A highlight for 2018 is the all-new Astronaut Training Experience, available for an additional fee with admission, which uses immersive simulation technology to transport participants to Mars, train them to live and work in the harshest environment, and teach them what it’s like to travel to the Red Planet, using real NASA science to address engineering challenges. It boasts the most high-tech, hands-on activities available at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex through two distinct programs: Astronaut Training Experience, and Mars Base 1. Astronaut Training Experience is an opportunity for visitors to train like an astronaut preparing for a mission to Mars, and Mars Base 1 offers a chance to live on Mars for seven hours, as “rookie astronauts,” while performing base operations along with real science experiments and engineering tasks.
In addition to the ATX Center, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex invites guests to see an unforgettable experience and share in the thrilling sights, sounds and sensations of an upcoming rocket launch. The visitor complex hosts the closest public viewing areas around the Space Coast, along with a host of launch-related activities and events. This may include mission briefings, children’s activities and much more. And with about 40 launches planned for 2018, the chances of catching a launch during a visit are great!
For more information on the fifth-grade offer and more, visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex