Continue the Journey Safely
In accordance with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, the following measures are in place:
- Due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant, we have updated our face mask policy. All guests, including those vaccinated against COVID-19, are required to wear face coverings in all indoor locations. This includes all attractions, attraction queues/lines, show viewing areas, restaurant and buses. Guests who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to wear face coverings outdoors.
- The visitor complex will continue all precautionary measures including limited attendance, accommodating social distancing, encouraging advance daily admission purchases, and implementing increased frequency of sanitization and disinfection.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults of any age with serious underlying medical conditions and older adults can be more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19. Guests should evaluate their risk in determining whether to visit Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. In any public location there is a risk of exposure to COVID-19. Please follow all safety guidelines to protect yourself and others. We cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.
As always, the health and safety of our employees and guests is the highest priority for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Look for the Trusted Space icon throughout the visitor complex to see how we are responding to COVID-19.
Guest Health and Safety Measures
All guests, including those vaccinated against COVID-19, are required to wear face coverings in all indoor locations. Guests who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to wear face coverings outdoors.
We have added new physical-distancing practices:
- The number of guests entering Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be limited.
- All guests entering are encouraged to have a dated daily admission ticket.
- Posted signage and floor markers to encourage physical distancing in dining, retail and attraction areas.
We have implemented stringent cleaning and safety practices to support the health and wellness of our crewmembers and guests. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is also increasing the routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces in the workplace and at workstations, countertops, doorknobs, etc. Hand sanitizer stations are available at various locations throughout the visitor complex for your use during your visit. You can also purchase hand sanitizer at the Space Shop.
We have implemented touchless credit card transactions. A signature is not required for purchases made by credit card.
For more questions about guest health and safety measures, review the frequently asked questions below.
ATTRACTIONS AND Services
Most attractions are available at this time. To view all available attractions, visit the Explore Attractions page for a complete list. The Apollo/Saturn V Center is also open, accessible with the a transportation reservation.
We have so much space to offer but we can’t offer it all at the moment. For guests health and safety, these attractions and services will not be available:
- Attractions: The full Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour and astronaut appearances
- Shopping: Shuttle Express
- Dining: Rocket Garden Cafe and Starbucks. Additionally, water bottle refill stations are closed. Please visit Orbit or Moon Rock Cafe to receive refills.
- Add-on Enhancements: Dine With An Astronaut, Special Interest Tours and Mars Base 1
How You can Help
- Please stay home if you feel sick, have a temperature exceeding 100.4 F or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
- To help ensure we are not exceeding our capacity, please purchase tickets online, in advance of your visit.
- Complete the COVID-19 Affirmation when you purchase your daily admission online. During your purchase, you will be asked to provide your contact information including an email address. This information will only be used in the event that contact tracing is necessary and will not be used for marketing purposes.
- Maintain physical spacing, follow the directions of signage, floor markers and crewmembers.
- Wash your hands frequently. Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the visitor complex.
- Bring meals and snacks to avoid congregating in line.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the hours of operation?
9 AM to 5 PM
Am I required to wear a face mask?
Due to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant, we have updated our face mask policy. All guests, including those vaccinated against COVID-19, are required to wear face coverings in all indoor locations. This includes all attractions, attraction queues/lines, show viewing areas, restaurant and buses. Guests who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to wear face coverings outdoors.
Does my child need to wear a face covering?
Per CDC guidelines, children age two and under are not required to wear facial coverings but are highly encouraged.
What if I don’t have a face covering?
We will have face coverings available for purchase at the Space Shop.
What if I don’t want to wear a mask?
Given this unprecedented situation, we appreciate everyone’s understanding as we navigate these challenges as carefully as possible. All guests are required to wear face coverings indoors, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. We ask that you visit Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex when face coverings are no longer recommended by the CDC. Together, we can keep each other safe and healthy.
What if I have a disability that prevents me from wearing a mask?
If you are unable to wear a face covering, we ask that you visit Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex when face coverings are no longer recommended by the CDC.
How will crowds in enclosed areas be managed?
Directional signage has been installed to assist guests in moving throughout the visitor complex. Additionally, ground markings will help promote proper physical distancing when queuing is needed at a location.
How will social distancing be enforced on-site?
We are training employees to assist guests and promote physical distancing guidelines in common areas and queues.
Will hand sanitizers stations be available?
Yes, we have hand sanitizer stations at various locations throughout Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for you to use during your visit. You can also purchase hand sanitizer at the Space Shop.
Why is the full Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour unavailable?
The Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour is a 45-minute long bus ride on NASA property. Currently, Kennedy Space Center remains at Stage 3, which limits access to the center to mission-essential personnel only. The visitor complex has received special permission to transport guests directly to the Apollo/Saturn V Center.
We appreciate your cooperation during this unprecedented time.
To help protect against the spread of COVID-19 and help ensure guest and employee safety, we have taken and will continue taking actions to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus based on the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These precautions are temporary and are subject to change at any time based on the recommendations of the CDC, State of Florida and Brevard County. Please be patient as we continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments to keep our guests and staff healthy and remember there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present.
Our management continues to work closely with local, state and federal experts on this topic to ensure that we are up to date on the situation as it evolves.
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