Econo Lodge Port Canaveral Area
260 E Merritt Island Cswy
Merritt Island, FL 32952
Phone: (321) 452-7711
Fax: (321) 452-9462
Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory
We from 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM,Fr from 06:30 PM to 10:30 PM,Sa from 06:30 PM to 10:30 PMTake an interactive journey into space at the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory. Consisting of a planetarium, public observatory, large-screen movie theatre, exhibit halls and an art gallery, this facility is designed to give visitors an interactive space journey. The planetarium theater simulates the night sky and provides multimedia programs, while the rooftop public observatory gives visitors an opportunity to view outer space directly through a Ritchie-Chretien reflector telescope. There is also an art gallery where images of space are displayed. The exhibit halls are open on Wednesdays from 1:30p to 4:30p, and Fridays and Saturdays from 6:30p to 10:30p. The observatory is open on Fridays and Saturdays from dusk to 10:00p. Field trips and functions can be scheduled by appointment.