The 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.
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.