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The sun sets golden on Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Did you know NASA’s Kennedy Space Center protects the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and its 1,500 diverse species who call it home?  


Two Camp KSC student work with robotics.

As summer approaches, Dee from our Education team shares why the new Camp KSC® is the prefect summer camp for aspiring astronauts who may one day travel to Mars.


A group exploring and learning at the Mars Base 1 Lab at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

A great way for students to participate in real-world science is through the TomatosphereTM project. Sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), Tomatosphere is a free program available to K-12 students in the United States and Canada.

Categories: Education Programs

Camp KSC students discovering the Mars Base 1 botany lab.

One of the most immersive activities offered at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is spending time living and working on Mars as an astronaut trainee in our visionary Mars Base 1. This summer, we transported more than 1,000 guests to Mars in our Pegasus-class crew module aboard the Mars Transfer Vehicle, Concordia. Learn about their missions in the Botany Lab.


Mom taking photo of excited son in the Rocket Garden

Be sure to add a field trip to Mars, or rather Mars Base 1, this school year at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex! Do your students have what it takes to keep the Base operating on the Red Planet?