Out of all the theme parks in the United States, Kennedy Space Center gets a unique question that no other park does. “When there is a United States federal government shutdown, does Kennedy Space Center close for business?”
That’s actually a pretty fair question considering that NASA is a government agency of the United States. And during a government shutdown, about 95% of NASA workers have to stay home until a funding/budgetary consensus is made and they can return to work.
However, Kennedy Space Center (the park – not the NASA facility) is not actually operated by the federal government.
The only thing Kennedy Space Center does not offer during government shutdowns is special interest tours. These are up-close tours that give guests a more specialized and deeper dive into space exploration. However, the bus tour included with regular admission to the Apollo/Saturn V center are still in operation during government shutdowns!
Hopefully this is a bit of interesting bit of “trivia” you can share with friends!
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