The iconic new Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral expresses the common characteristics—transience, function, and imagery—of Brevard County's many stories: cruising, the space coast, the military, nature, and beaches.

The building's dynamic form and features—sun louvers, exposed structure, and iridescent skin—contribute to a constant sense of movement as the sun plays across the structure, meet functional needs, and evoke imagery of the Port and County. A rocket ready to launch, a surfboard in the sand, a ship's hull, a rocket contrail: all can be seen in the structure's striking presence.

Featured in Port Canaveral Magazine May/June 2012

"Wow. People will want to go see this. ... Plus they'll want to see our other treasures on the Space Coast. It should boost the whole tourist industry." – Jerry Allender, Secretary/Treasurer, Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners


  • Exhibits covering 12,000 years of regional history
  • Visitor orientation, auditorium, multipurpose/special event space, gift shop, café
  • Seventh floor observation deck with panoramic views
  • First phase of the Canaveral Cove redevelopment