The Exploration Tower in Port Canaveral is celebrating its’ Grand Opening on Saturday, November 9th with a family friendly community event from 11am – 4pm. There will be live music with Simone & The Supercats, a huge kids zone with bounce houses, face painting and laser games, a classic car show, Cove Marketplace vendors and the grand finale of the event – the celebration parade through The Cove beginning at 3pm.
Guests can tour Exploration Tower with the reduced admission price of $3 with a non-perishable food item donation benefiting the Central Brevard Sharing Center. The proceeds will benefit the transportation fund of the Port Canaveral curriculum-based EMBARK program for Brevard County third-graders. This offer is good from Friday, November 8th until Sunday, November 10th.
About Exploration Tower
A strategic location in history, Port Canaveral’s ocean gateway has been at the epicenter of Spanish exploration in the New World, Revolutionary battles, the burgeoning of Florida’s cruise and tourist industries, mankind’s space exploration…and more.
To honor the past and celebrate the Space Coast’s continuing achievements, an iconic structure has been raised seven stories above a lakefront Port site, highly visible for miles around. This Exploration Tower is the centerpiece of an extensive redevelopment of The Cove harborside dining and retail area, as well as a community hub, repository of local history, visitor magnet and gateway to the region’s attractions.
The $21 million, 22,000-square-foot Center is the design of GWWO Architects, also responsible for the George Washington Visitor Center and Museum at Mount Vernon. Haley Sharpe Design, creators of displays for famous attractions including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, is developing exciting interactive exhibits unique to the Exploration Tower and the Space Coast.
If your business, community group or school would like to participate in the parade please contact Daniel Todd for information at DTodd@VisitPortCanaveral.com or 321-574-6682.