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"Discover Something Real" at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex this Summer

From veteran astronauts and objects that have flown on space missions, to moon dust-covered spacesuits and interactive experiences that simulate spaceflight.

'Discover Something Real' at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex this Summer

There’s a whole lot to discover this summer at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the focus is on the authentic and original experiences, displays, artifacts and activities that immerse visitors in the real side of space. Through August, a series of events will be available to guests that highlight the best of what the visitor complex has to offer.

The summer theme is centered around a new marketing campaign entitled “Discover Something Real,” a celebration of the authentic stories, artifacts and science-based activities available to visitors.

From veteran astronauts to flight flown artifacts, displays featuring worn space suits covered in actual Moon dust and interactive experiences designed to replicate space flight and more, the opportunities to become immersed in the past, present and future of space exploration abound at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Check out just a few of the exciting events to take advantage of this summer:

July 4 – 7: July Fourth Weekend Activities (Atlantis Pavilion)

A Fourth of July celebration visit to the visitor complex will be extra festive with the addition of several outdoor activities all weekend long. Guests can look forward to mini golf, corn hole and much more. All activities will take place rain or shine and are included with admission. For more information, click here.

'Discover Something Real' at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex this Summer

July 19 – 21: Moon Fest Weekend

Apollo 11 landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969. In celebration of the 55thanniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the visitor complex will honor history while looking forward to NASA’s next giant leap – the Artemis missions. Visitors during the weekend of July 19 – 21 will learn about the Apollo Program and hear the latest on the upcoming Artemis missions and our return to the Moon. For more information, click here.

August 2-4: Aviation Weekend

Celebrate the remarkable journeys of astronauts and pilots during Aviation Weekend, happening August 2 – 4, 2024, at the visitor complex. Hear pilots and astronauts from different backgrounds share their stories of reaching the skies and discover how they embarked on their paths during Tales from the Flight Deck.

On the bottom floor of Space Shuttle Atlantis, guests can visit the Atlantis Aviation Center to craft an airplane and see whose flies the farthest. A photo booth will also allow visitors to take their very own pilot photo!

There will also be an end-of-season block party with DJ Steve and his solar-powered DJ kiosk in front of Space Shuttle Atlantis from 12 – 4 p.m. all weekend long. A fun activity area including mini-golf, corn hole and four in a row will also be set up nearby. All activities are included with admission. For more information, click here.

August 31: Kennedy Under the Stars

Kennedy Under the Stars returns August 31, 2024! This exclusive after-hours event combines favorite attractions with a galactic glow party! The colors of the cosmos will be brought to life through a series of illuminated experiences designed to shed new light on a visit to the visitor complex:

As an added bonus, Kennedy Under the Stars is the only place on Earth to spend a Saturday night with those who have traveled off-planet. Veteran NASA astronauts will mingle with guests throughout the evening.

During Kennedy Under the Stars, the main visitor complex’s key attractions stay open late, offering lower wait times and more time to venture to other worlds in Spaceport KSC®. Guests can also get up close to real flight-flown artifacts like Space Shuttle Atlantis, feel the rumble aboard the Shuttle Launch Experience and more.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

'Discover Something Real' at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex this Summer

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