One small step for man, one giant leap for your family day out!
That's right - if you love all things NASA, or you are fascinated by space, or perhaps dream of being an astronaut, then you need to make a trip to the Kennedy Space Center!
The Kennedy Space Center is not only one of Orlando's most popular attractions (and when you visit you will see why), but it's also the ONLY place on earth that you can tour real life launch areas, or even meet an astronaut. It's also the only place where you can train in spaceflight simulators AND even view a launch!
There are a number of experiences that you can have during your time at this amazing attraction! On the Space Shuttle Atlantis, you can stand nose-to-nose with the shuttle itself, and become immersed in the true to life spaceflight!
3-2-1...lift off! The Shuttle Launch Experience needs you to buckle up, and hold on tight because YOU get to actually experience what an astronaut would feel heading up into that amazing mass we call space. Veteran astronauts have actually called it the world's most realistic simulation!
You can lunch with an astronaut too! These limited seating experiences are a fascinating way to hear all the stories about their time in space, and kids can ask all the questions they want!
The center has a rocket garden, where you can stroll through real and replica capsules and rockets (some as high as 109 feet!), and kids will love the Astronaut Encounter, where they can find out how astronauts really eat, live and sleep on their missions.
Of course, what would a family day out be without a special kids area! These junior astronauts can let their imaginations soar in their fun space themed play area. They can slide, climb, create and hide as the pretend they are the ones heading off into space!
An amazing family day out in space in Florida. You might want to hold tight!
$40 (ages 3 to 11)
Seniors, US military and US Astronaut Hall of Fame discounts
It's an incredible experience, and one that NASA has really made to feel like you are part of their team!
You can lunch with the astonaut, or head to one of the three cafes, or many snack bars for food! Burgers, pizza, sandwiches, mc and cheese, ice cream...certainly not space food!
Allow a good few hours to really see and take in everything!
There are three shops filled with super cool and fascinating gifts for you to take home! Memorabilia, apollo-era souvenirs included!
The Orbit cafe sells sandwiches and the Rocket Garden cafe has sandwiches and salads
Tour buses are equipped with wheelchair-accessible lifts. Guests may request this service from any of the ticket agents and board buses from Gate 5. There is also accessible parking.
There is always a live webcam stream on their site if you ever want to catch a launch and you're not in the area!