Kennedy Space Center Opens Angry Birds Space Encounter Attraction March 22, 2013

Kids of all ages will have another reason to visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex starting today (March 22), as the Angry Birds Space Encounter attraction opens.

ksc-angrybirdsBased on the popular video game, the attraction aims to inspire learning about science and technology in a fun way.

The 4,485-sq-ft Angry Birds Space Encounter includes six interactive stations:

  • Create Your Own Angry Bird – Guests create their own Angry Bird and then can print their bird as a keepsake
  • Danger Zone – A mirrored labyrinth challenges guests to find hidden Angry Birds
  • Cold Cuts Tile Puzzle – Guests attempt to solve Angry Birds sliding puzzles, with three levels of difficulties
  • Red Planet Lazer Challenge – Journey to the surface of the Red Planet, where lazer beams create obstacles along a course during a search for the mythical eggs
  • Eggsteroids Slingshot – Compete against other players using mini Angry Birds launched in a slingshot at the Space Pigs
  • Angry Birds Game Zone – Play the actual Angry Birds game against other guests

NASA astronaut Donald Pettit, Ph.D., who previously announced from the International Space Station that NASA and Rovio would partner on the creation of the Angry Birds Space game, was also on hand for the grand opening.

The opening of Angry Birds Space Encounter comes a few months before the Kennedy Space Center will celebrate the grand opening of the new $100 million home of Space Shuttle Atlantis June 29.

Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Commander’s Club Annual Pass is $63 + tax for adults and $53 + tax for children ages 3-11.

For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit

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