Kennedy Space Center

IMG_1744The Kennedy Space Center is a must see while in Florida and is less than an hour drive from Orlando. My grandparents had a condo in Cocoa Beach Florida.  I grew up watching from their balcony rockets and space shuttles blast off the launching pads at the Kennedy Space Center.  In a recent visit to Florida, my family decided to take a day trip to the Kennedy Space Center.

I would plan at least 6-8 hours to tour the complex. Your family will be able to walk under the largest rocket ever made, touch an actual moon rock, meet a veteran NASA astronaut, experience the International Space Station and stand face-to-face with Atlantis – all in the same day.

Admission to the Center includes all of the exhibits, attractions, the IMAX theatre tickets and a bus tour to many of the historical launch pads and the Apollo/Saturn V Center.

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Admission also includes entrance to the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Did you know that you are able to request up to 4 free tickets to the Kennedy Space Center from your U.S. Senator or U.S. Congressman’s office?  Each office is granted a certain number of complimentary tickets that may be given to constituents.  You just need to write a letter making a request 6 months prior to your visit.

I encourage any family visiting the Walt Disney World Resort or Disney Cruise Line to make a trip to the Kennedy Space Center. There are many hands on exhibits and experiences for the whole family that entertain as well as educate.  Visitors may take a bus tour through restricted areas and view NASA launch pads.  Kids of all ages are able to see the history of space exploration.

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