Space, the final frontier. With a space obsessed 9 year old at home, we set on our day trip from Jacksonville. Our destination was the space coast and a chance to explore Kennedy Space Center. We’ve visited the area before to observe a rocket launch, but this was the kids’ first time at the space center. Having visited NASA 20 years ago, I was excited to see what had changed. I also couldn’t wait to share this experience with the kids. Here are our reasons why your kids will love Kennedy Space Center.
Kennedy Space Center is Larger Than Life
Did you know that you can view the actual Atlantis Shuttle at the Space Center? From the rocket garden, to the Saturn V, your kids will be amazed by how huge everything is. Even more amazing is that nothing is exaggerated, almost everything at the space center is authentic and even the replicas are exact to scale.
Kennedy Space Center is Packed with History
Almost every exhibit at the Space Center has at least a little bit of history behind it. You can also meet (and eat lunch) with a real astronaut, and hear them talk about what it was like to go up in space. In addition, if you’re a history buff, you’ll love to learn some of the lesser known history behind the space race.
It has Tons of Cool Technology
Sit in a launch simulator, try your hand at a robotic arm, or take in a 3D IMAX movie. Everywhere you turn at the Space Center there’s an interactive exhibit just calling your kid’s name. With so much to do and so much to interact with, the kids will love learning what real astronauts experience.
Kennedy Space Center has Something for the Whole Family
It doesn’t matter if you’re 8 or 80, Kennedy Space Center has something for everyone. The kids will love all the interactive exhibits, while grandparents will love a walk through memory lane, reminiscing about the first moon walk. A visit to the Space Center is really the perfect location for a multigenerational trip.
It’s Perfect for Space Obsessed Kids
What kids don’t love space? Haven’t we all dreamed of becoming an astronaut at some point? If you’re looking for a fun family trip, and getting a space fix at the same time then be sure to check out the Kennedy Space Center. It’s easy to spend 1-2 days there, and it’s only 2 hours from Jacksonville.
Shannon Beckham is a former Special Education teacher, turned SAHM that doesn’t spend a lot of time staying at home. Mom to Cole & Kiley, she loves cheering on the Gators, early morning visits to the beach and traveling with her family. She blogs about her adventures at The Beckham Project.
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