Have you ever thought about visiting the Kennedy Space Center at night? Well, now you can. The main complex is debuting an after-hours event this Friday, meaning visitors can party, board attractions and even meet NASA astronauts beyond usual opening hours!
Named Kennedy Under the Stars, the night’s activities will see the complex transform with glow-in-the-dark elements “like a DJ-led techno party,” according to its website. There will be a Cosmic Glow mini golf course, bar and lounge areas will be illuminated with an array of colors, as well as eye-popping chalk art by local artists.
Visitors of all ages will have access to many of the complex’s main attractions throughout the night, such as Space Shuttle Atlantis, Spaceport KSC, Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex and more. They’ll have shorter wait times compared to regular hours.
Select restaurants and retail stores will also open during the event. For an additional charge, signature cocktails crafted during this year’s Taste of Space events, as well as food and wine, will be available. Annual passholders that are attending can receive discounts on food and 30% off retail items.
At the special late-night party, there will also be the chance to meet veteran NASA astronauts, Chris Ferguson and Nicole Stott.
Spaced-themed costumes — as long as they don’t cover the face — are encouraged, so make sure you dress to impress!
Kennedy Under the Stars takes place Friday, February 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Kennedy Space Center is located just North of Cape Canaveral, at Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953. For more information and tickets, click here.