Many vacation destinations have been closed as a result of the current government shutdown. National monuments and parks are no longer open to the public due to limited amounts of staffing available during this shutdown. However, guests visiting the Central Florida area can still enjoy the sights of Kennedy Space Center’s Visitor Complex. This is primarily because the complex runs on the revenues collected from tickets, food and merchandise sales.
The Visitor Complex at the Kennedy Space Center has remained open during the shutdown. Guests from all over the world are still able to enjoy the many attractions which remain open at the complex. Attractions which are open include the recently added Space Shuttle Atlantis, Shuttle Launch Experience, Angry Birds Encounter, Rocket Garden, Explorations Space: Explorers Wanted, 3-D IMAX space films, Space Mirror Memorial and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Additional tours and show times have been added each day to help accommodate the areas of Kennedy Space Center which have been closed during the shutdown.
The standard bus tour that is included with the admission and other up-close tours, including visits to the launch pad and Vehicle Assembly Building have been suspended due to limited staffing during the shutdown. Bus tours are expected to return after the shutdown is over.
Current operating hours at the Visitor Complex are daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information visit the official complex website at KennedySpaceCenter.com or call 877.313.2610.
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