Kennedy Space Center is a fantastic place to visit with kids or littles ones. This iconic location is a hub for space exploration, and there are plenty of exhibits and activities that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages.
We are frequent visitors to the complex and at this point consider ourselves semi-experts on what to do here with kids. Space exploration has always been intriguing to me and I have to say before I ever visited I did not think it may be kid friendly. Boy, was I wrong! This has turned into one of my favorites places to visit here in Florida with my kids and here are is some of the our favorite places to check out.
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One of the most popular attractions at the Kennedy Space Center is the Shuttle Launch Experience. It is located inside the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit and is a bit more of a thrill rush. This simulator ride allows visitors to experience what it feels like to launch into space on a rocket. Kids will love the excitement of the launch and the feeling of weightlessness as they soar into the atmosphere. Guest need to be at least 44 inches tall and this takes about 30 minutes to complete. If you have a smaller kiddo in your party there are plenty of smaller exhibits and hands on activities you can do while you wait.
Planet Play is an exciting and educational attraction. We had the opportunity to be some of the first people ever to step foot inside this attraction when it opened. It has turned into my kids favorite place to stop when we go here. This interactive play area is designed for children aged 2 to 12 and offers a variety of hands-on activities that teach them about space exploration and the solar system.
As soon as you enter the play area, you'll notice a large rocket ship that kids can climb and explore. There are also several play stations that allow children to experience what it's like to be an astronaut, such as a moonwalk simulator and a space shuttle launch pad.
In addition to the fun activities, Planet Play also features educational displays that teach children about the planets, stars, and other celestial bodies in our solar system. Overall, it's a great way for kids to learn and play at the same time, and it's a must-visit for families visiting the Kennedy Space Center.
Finally, no visit to the Kennedy Space Center would be complete without a trip to the Rocket Garden. This outdoor exhibit features a variety of rockets and spacecraft, including the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. Kids will love seeing the actual rockets that have been used in space, and will be inspired by the incredible achievements of the space program.
While these are just a few of our favorites there are many other experiences that are great for kids. The Center recently became an Autism certified center expanding it's knowledge and reach of Guest of all kinds. There is the Gateway complex that features food, fun attractions and plenty of exhibits. Plus, you can't miss the Bus Tours which gives you behind the scenes access and drops you at the Apollo/Saturn V Center for more exploration.
Pricing for Kennedy Space Center can vary but they do some amazing ticket deals or you can visit HERE to purchase tickets. Overall, the Kennedy Space Center is an amazing destination for families with kids. With so many exhibits and activities to enjoy, it's sure to be a memorable experience for everyone.