Kennedy Space Center advances to next reopening phase with extended hours, new attractions

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is in its next phase of reopening, which means more options and longer hours of operation.

Guests are now able to visit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. They’ve also added new attractions and dining options.

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Damian Wojcik is a visitor from Michigan who’d hoped to visit the Space Coast last year, but had to cancel because of the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, he was one of the first guests welcomed back into the Kennedy Center Visitor Complex.

“Amazing...I wanted to see the Saturn V right away, and I wanted to show the little guy some history,” Wojcik says. “Florida is a little bit more open than Michigan. That’s why we chose to come down here for a little bit of vacation.”

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Therein Protze, COO of the Space Center’s Visitor Complex, says the move to the next reopening phase has been encouraging.

“Especially since technically school is out,” Protze says. “We’ve seen a pretty good increase in demand. It’s been more consistent each day.”

A steady schedule of rocket launches is drawing even more space enthusiasts to the complex.

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Fully vaccinated guests are not required to wear masks outdoors. They’re still required indoors, on buses, and in line for attractions like the recently opened “Planet Play.”

As soon as next month, the KSC Visitor Complex will be announcing yet another new attraction featuring the future of spaceflight.