The world-famous Kennedy Space Center is a must-experience for Space Coast visitors of all ages. People always ask us if it’s worth the visit, or if all members of their family will enjoy it – the answer is YES! Each time we visit, we uncover something new or inspiring that we missed the last visit.
With so much to see, we thought we would count down to top 5 activities.
5..4..3..2..1.. Here we go!
5. Journey to Space IMAX Theatre
Watch “Journey to Space” on the massive IMAX screen. With the massive screen and 3D projection, you’ll feel like you’re part of journey to space right from the comfort of your seat – and with popcorn!
4. Astronaut Training Simulator
Learn to pilot, dock and land the Space Shuttle Atlantis with high-tech simulators that allow you to train like an astronaut. What a great way to bring space to life for all members of your family. Who knows, maybe one day it will come in handy!
3. Rocket Garden
Take a walk through a garden that is unlike any you have seen before! This outdoor section of the KSC shows you all of the different NASA programs from the past – and the scientific & engineering feats they accomplished! A guided tour is a great way to mix fun with history.
2. Private Tour..by a Veteran NASA Astronaut!
Get the VIP tour from a veteran NASA Astronaut. The day includes a tour of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, the Shuttle launch experience and even a private lunch with the Astronaut. Click here for the upcoming schedule.
1. Shuttle Launch Experience
Strap yourself in and feel like you’re ascending into orbit in this exciting simulator ride. Starting with a prelaunch briefing, you’ll then strap in and begin your journey into space!
BONUS – See a launch live!
If you’re staying with us in Cape Canaveral or Cocoa Beach during a shuttle launch, you’ll be able to see the launch right from an oceanfront balcony or the beach!