Kennedy Space Center

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Facility:Kennedy Space Center
Description:Where else in the world do history and the future, nature and technology, young and old meet for an unforgettable and inspirational journey through space and time? The Kennedy Space Center has hosted millions of guests from around the world for more than 30 years -- telling the story of how the United States built a space program that launched men to the Moon, orbited satellites that have improved our lives, and sent probes into distant space to solve the mysteries of the cosmos.
Address 1:Kennedy Space Center
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Zip Code:32899
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Hours:Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is open every day of the year, except December 25 and certain launch days.
Current operating hours are from 9 a.m to 6 p.m.
(The Astronaut Hall of Fame is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Admission:See website for ticket prices
Telephone:(321) 452-2121
Cathy U., Co-op Member
This place touches on so many aspects of education. We were able to see things teaching about the space and planets, space travel, science behind space travel, history of space exploration, astronauts, and the future of space travel.

We visited after spending some time studying the space program and touching on the planets. The best part was seeing the facts that we had learned in action and in person.

We learned so many things that were not in our study. The Imax films were not only fun for the kids but they learned things from them as well. We took tours and participated in a kids' science show. I can't say enough about the educational value of the Kennedy Space Center.
Judy Finkell, Co-op Member
Absolutely incredible! We have been there many times. We have seen a launch up close, eaten lunch with an astronaut, went to their Homeschool Day, and the museum. My daughter was particularly impressed with the mock shuttle. I was amazed by the size of the Apollo rocket. One of the best educational experiences in Central Florida!
Nancy G., Co-op Member
This place is the BEST! The kids learn without even knowing that they are learning. They have an education building that has many resourses that you can utilize and even make copies of some of the movies.
My youngest granddaughter loves the Robot Scouts walkthru. The Imax films are my favorites along with the Saturn 5 building which has 3 films/shows through out. When you first enter the building you are in a large room with 3 movie screens which show the start of our space program (it will bring back memories if you are over 50) Then you go into the Launch facility where you experience the count down and launch of a rocket. After that, you are released into a huge room that has a Saturn rocket suspended above you. You can take as long as you like in this building. They also have a restaurant so you can have lunch and take the kids outside to run and let off some steam.
Before you leave the building be sure you catch the last show. It's the best. Takes you thru the first landing on the moon.
It is impossible to see everything in one day. We have been many time and we still see new stuff each visit.
Oh, if you go in the summer, bring towels and a change of clothes for the kids. They have installed a splash park near the rocket garden.
Martha L, Co-op Member
We have been focused on astronomy for five weeks, so we stopped here on our way to south this year. I have two boys, 4 and 9, and they both loved it! We spent almost the entire day-which pretty much wiped out the four year old, but it was a great learning experience. There were a couple things you had to be 48" for, and he was disappointed about that....but there is next time! I freaked out on the launch simulation, and my nine year old took my nerves as a good excuse not to do it...they made it sound like a massive roller coaster. I do wish we had stuck it out
MelissaB, Co-op Member
We decided to stop by on our way from Orlando to Vero Beach. We are so glad we did! Our kids (ages 8 and 9) loved it! There are so many things to see and learn here. We took the "free" tour (included with ticket), and we rode by the actual launch pad. We even saw an alligator along the roadway during our bus tour! We're definitely going back. We'll plan our day better next time. Also, the food at the restaurants is actually good!
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