Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Offers Free Admission to Teachers Nationwide with Educator Study Pass Program
Published: August 26, 2022
With a focus on educating the public about the past, present and future of space exploration, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is expanding the Educator Study Pass program to now include teachers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, giving more teachers than ever before complimentary admission to the visitor complex.
“The Educator Study Pass is one of the many programs we offer as a way to give back to our community,” says Therrin Protze, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “Teachers play an important role in educating the future generation of scientists, engineers and even astronauts. Expanding the Educator Study Pass allows us to show our support to more teachers than ever before.”
Both NASA and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex provide resources for educators and students that enhance the learning experience. NASA provides access to lesson plans, videos and interactive games that expand knowledge of and more deeply explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The visitor complex offers education-focused learning specializing in STEM through exciting educational adventures, including field trips enhanced by the Explore & Learn mobile learning experience via the Space Chase! app, private educational programs, Overnight Adventures, Camp KSC® and more.
To receive the Educator Study Pass, active teachers are required to bring one of the following items to Will Call, located at the entrance of the visitor complex:
- An active teaching certificate from the United States, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands
- A badge with a photo that shows the title Teacher or Educator
- Letter on school letterhead, dated and signed by the principal listing the name(s) of the teacher(s), stating they are an educator at the school
*Teachers are required to have one of these items to receive the Educator Study Pass. No exceptions will be made.
For more information about the Educator Study Pass at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com/camps-and-education/educator-study-pass
About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering multiple days of fun, inspiration and educational activities. Included with admission: The all-new Gateway™: The Deep Space Launch Complex, Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, presented by Boeing, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, space films, the Rocket Garden, Planet Play and the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Just 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season. The new, two-day ticket, which can be used for up to six months from purchase and averages to a cost of less than $45 per day, is now available for $89 per adult and $79 per child. Single-day admission is $75 per adult, $65 per child. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.