CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex has announced that for the second year in a row, current and incoming fifth graders who visit with a full-admission-paying adult will receive free, one-day admission to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Tickets are available HERE. They 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.
“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.”
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex say that this 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.
The all-new Astronaut Training Experience will be available for additional fee with admission. The experience 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 on the Red Planet.
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex also invites guests to experience any upcoming rocket launch, as the Visitor Complex hosts the closest public viewing areas around the Space Coast.
The offer will run through December 31, 2018.