Historical Attractions in COCOA BEACH with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Cocoa Beach, Florida!)

Cocoa Beach is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Sunshine State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Cocoa Beach’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Cocoa Beach when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Kennedy Space Centre

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    (15 miles) Titusville

    NASA's launch headquarters is still the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet an astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch!

  • American Police Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (18 miles) Titusville

    The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1960. It is the nations first national police museum and memorial dedicated to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.The ...

  • Holy Land Experience

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    (52 miles) Orlando

    The Holy Land Experience is a beautiful, educational, and fun experience that offers kids a unique and interactive way to experience God and the bible.

  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not

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    (53 miles) Orlando

    An amazing museum that appears to be sinking into one of Florida's infamous sinkholes! Filled with oddities from all around the world...including shrunken heads and a spinning vortex!

  • Museum Of Arts And Sciences

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    (66 miles) Daytona Beach

    The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, history and science museum in Central Florida. Located on a 90-acre Florida preserve the 86,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 ...

  • The Childrens Museum of the Treasure Coast

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    (79 miles) Jensen Beach

    Offers a wide selection of equipped roleplay environments for imaginative and social play for kids of all ages.

  • Elliott Museum

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    (81 miles) Boulevard Stuart

    Explore a range of interests from regional and social history to art and technology through interactive displays and downloadable, self-guided tours.

  • Old Town

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    (55 miles) Kissimmee

    Old Town has amusement rides that the whole family will enjoy! You'll be "blown away" by the Windstorm Roller Coaster...1,437 feet of steel tracks which twist and turn over 80-degree banks! Ride the ...

  • Brevard Zoo

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    (9 miles) Melbourne

    Small zoo whose mission is Wildlife Conservation Through Education And Participation. An inspiring, fascinating and fun visit.

  • Jungle Adventures Nature Park and Zoo

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    (27 miles) Christmas

    Explore the REAL Florida in this natural jungle habitat, with guided wildlife tours, bears, deer, swamp cruises, and over 200 alligators! With a 16th Century Spanish Fort too - it's a WILD day out!

  • Gatorland

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    (48 miles) Orlando

    A one-of-a-kind family park within 110 acres of protected habitat where adventures lurk around every corner!

  • Discovery Cove

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    (52 miles) Orlando

    A one of a kind experience where you can SWIM with dolphins, play near otters and walk on the ocean floor!

  • Seaworld Orlando

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    (52 miles) Orlando

    Get ready for a one of a kind journey to explore under our amazing ocean, at Sea World! With up close animal encounters, exhibits, rides and lots of family fun!

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm

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    (54 miles) Kissinnee

    Hands-on interactive education at this friendly petting farm in Florida: a sensory learning experience with over 300 animals as your teachers!

  • Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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    (55 miles) Sanford

    Nestled in lush tropical foliage, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens boasts over 400 animals, 23 acres of native gardens, animal encounters, train and carousel rides and ZOOM Air Adventures. ...

  • Manatee Observation and Education Center

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    (62 miles) Fort Pierce

    A beautiful waterfront environmental, education and wildlife viewing center in Florida's Fort Pierce where kids can get up close to the endangered Florida manatee, as well as other wonderful ...

  • Florida Oceanographic

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    (81 miles) Boulevard Stuart

    Facilities include Game Fishing Lagoon, Children's Activity Pavilion, Rays on the Reef Ray Pavilion, Nature Trails, Touch Tank Pavilion and the Frances Langford Visitors Center.

  • Fun Spot Action Park

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    (53 miles) Orlando

    Theme park fun in Orlando with coasters, go-karts, arcades, and even alligators! Snapping fun in Florida for kids!

  • Wonderworks

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    (53 miles) Orlando

    An amusement park for the mind with over 100 interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages to experience! Great family fun in Orlando!

  • Universal Studios

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    (53 miles) Orlando

    The iconic epitome of theme parks, they're bigger and better than ever with new additions including Hogsmeade!

  • Walt Disney World

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    (60 miles) Orlando

    A magical theme park with eight different lands, that hold over 40 attractions for kids of all ages, and the young at heart. A magical, unforgettable experience in Florida for kids and the family!

  • Legoland Florida

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    (70 miles) Winter Haven

    Amazing family entertainment from this iconic park chain. Interactive creations, rides, play areas and thrills galore! It can only be Legoland in sunny Florida!

  • Aquatica Florida

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    (52 miles) Orlando

    Rides, animal encounters, and 80,000 square feet of beach...it could only be Aquatica, Florida!

  • Wet N Wild

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    (53 miles) Orlando

    30 acres of flumes, slides, sun and surf are waiting for YOU in Orlando with the classic Wet N Wild! Great family fun for the day in Florida!

  • Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

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    (56 miles) Lake Buena Vista

    Make a splash in one of two Water Parks in Walt Disney World Resort, with fast waterslides, rafts, a children's area, and even a Shark Reef—with real sharks!

  • Disneys Blizzard Beach

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    (59 miles) Lake Buena Vista

    Thrilling water rides and fun drops....a fun way to spend a hot summers day!

  • Daytona Lagoon

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    (67 miles) Daytona Beach

    Twists, slides, turns, and over 1 million gallons of water at this Daytona water park, great for the whole family!

  • Sailfish Splash

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    (83 miles) Stuart

    Facilities include a beach entry 7,326-square foot water playground full of interactive jets and other features; 2 differing 4 storey waterslides and 1000 ft lazy river ride.

  • Calypso Kayaking

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    (1 miles) Cocoa Beach

    Guided kayak tours on the Indian River Lagoon in Florida, where kids can get an up close encounter with nature, including manatee and dolphins! Great outdoor adventure

  • A Florida Outdoor Center

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    (31 miles) Sebastian

    Water tours and land tours in sunny Florida for adventurous kids, with kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle-boarding, hiking and more!

  • Wild Florida Airboat Tours and Wildlife Park

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    (45 miles) Keanansville

    Enjoy unforgettable tours with Orlando's ONLY airboat and wildlife park experience...great for all ages!

  • Airboat Rides At Boggy Creek

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    (48 miles) Kissimmee

    Glide through the wetlands viewing Florida's native wildlife traveling at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.

  • Titanic The Artifact Exhibition

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    (53 miles) Orlando

    Come face to face with artifacts that were actually on board the iconic Titanic when she sank back in 1912.

  • Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory

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    (66 miles) Daytona Beach

    Free chocolate factory tours! One word...Yum!

  • Play Plus For Kids

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    (14 miles) Melbourne

    Indoor fun for kids with open play and birthday parties, with bounce houses, slides, jungle gyms, ride on toys and more!