If the idea of learning something fun along with vacationing excites you then Kennedy Space Center is a perfect destination for you. This space center offers so much in terms of education and combines it with fun that you and your kids are going to have a gala time. Learning about space travel along with enjoying to the fullest with kids is surely going to be a perfect way to make the most of your vacation.
Let us provide you some tips on how to make it a hassle free experience!
What to Expect?
Plan to at least spend 7-8 hours here if you want to make the most of it as there are so many things around that you won’t be able to explore within 2-3 hours. With plenty of buildings, exhibits and things to do for the entire family, you will be occupied for the most of your trip. The admission ticket includes main exhibit tours, bus tour and some of the IMAX movies. You can also get upgraded tickets as per your requirements.
Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit
The first part of it is a guided video tour telling you the story of Atlantis which later turns into a hands-on exhibit where you can plan with dozen of things and feel what it is to be like an astronaut. The Shuttle Launch Experience is another thing you should let your kids participate in for sure.
Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour
The tour guide, video tour and then seeing alligators as you drive down will keep you and your kids hooked until the end. The 40 minute ride will take you through Apollo 8 Launch Pad and many launch sites. The Apollo V Center features 363-foot-long Saturn moon rocket which is going to mesmerize you as well. You are going to learn so much about NASA space program through this tour.
This is also a great place to spend some time in exploring rockets in the garden. Kids can climb up and pretend to be astronauts and have so much fun. Make sure you watch at least one IMAX movie bycooling off at a restaurant later.
Some useful tips:
- Arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the opening time so that you have time to park your vehicle and get in line just when the doors open
- You can book tickets online as well. In fact when you book hotel rooms online nearby, you can ask if they provide the facility. Make sure to check hotel reviewer sites and online hotel deals, while comparing few hotels before making final bookings