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The Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral is visually stunning. Lots of great local information inside & family-friendly. Joscelyn C. - Clermont, FL

If anyone is or knows of someone tying the knot, it would benefit them to check out this place. Not only is it unique and new, but it's gorgeous inside, the staff is friendly and phenomenal, and it's just plain beautiful! David L. - Titusville, FL

Wonderful & impressive place! Breathtaking space-related photography on display, stunning architecture & art, fun & interactive displays. I live locally but was absolutely amazed with how much I learned about the very special place I get to call home. Great reminder of what makes our community so unique. Can't say enough positive things! Allison B. - Rockledge, FL

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Exploration Tower is an exciting experience for the entire family! Explore all 7 stories of fun and adventure with interactive exhibits and activities that everyone can enjoy. Find all the information you need to plan your visit today.

Exploration Tower is more than an attraction, it’s an experience!

You have 7 Stories to choose from!

1st Floor - Guest Information, Café and Shop  

Visitors enter the first floor of the new Exploration Tower via a lake skimming promenade to find a friendly information/reception desk, an inviting gift shop and corner cafe that will treat guest to a relaxed atmosphere and great food.

2nd Floor - Port Origins and Fragile Environment - CLOSED

This floor is dedicated entirely to interactive exhibits in a 2,750 square-foot space with wonderful views of both the lobby and sculptures of marine life made of 100% recycled materials. Discover and learn of the early populations, the first European settlers and the history of the Port. Explore Central Florida’s past and present using our large scale interactive map.

3rd Floor - Leisure and Recreation Theater - CLOSED

Learn about the Port’s vibrant history and the key events that helped transform it into the flourishing harbor that we know today in our 72 seat state-of-the-art theater. This one of a kind movie can only be experienced at the Exploration Tower.

4th Floor - Meetings and Events - CLOSED

The fourth floor is a special level dedicated to our guests who want a private event; from meetings to receptions, it’s equipped to handle all of the uniqueness of any celebration.

5th Floor - Navigating Port Canaveral - CLOSED

A constant procession of ships and boats pass through Port Canaveral.  Mega Ships set sail for exotic destinations. Cargo vessels loaded with goods come and go. Fishing boats bring their daily catch ashore. Submarines to vist the Navy Port. Gaming ships sail out to sea and river boats head to the Canaveral Lock.  

6th Floor - Air and Space Port - CLOSED

This indoor observation level faces Kennedy Space Center, the birthplace of America’s space program and a very popular destination for visitors. This exhibit zone celebrates the frontiers of air and space including the view of a rising rocket.

7th Floor - Outdoor Observation Deck

A never before seen panoramic view of not only Port Canaveral and our cruise ships but of Kennedy Space Center, the surrounding beach and river and the spectacular wildlife located in Brevard County.

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Exploration Tower is open

10:00am - 5:00pm daily.

Access is limited to the

ground floor gift shop and 7th floor observation deck


Plan Your Visit

Plan your upcoming visit floor by floor. Whether you're booking a tour or hosting an event, you can prepare ahead of time, to make sure you see it all.

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