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5 Must-Do Out of this World Kennedy Space Center Attractions

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Disclaimer: I received complimentary admission to the Kennedy Space Center to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

The Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida is about an hour away from Walt Disney World and is a must-do if you are visiting Florida. I want to share with you my favorite Kennedy Space Center Attractions so that you can get the most out of your day at this fun peek into the history and current happenings in space travel.

Kennedy Space Center Attractions

Kennedy Space Center Attractions

  1. The Atlantis Exhibit. The real Atlantis Shuttle is on display at the Kennedy Space Center. The Atlantis Space Shuttle is housed in a huge building and the attraction is filled with lots of things to do. We did this attraction last, next time I would do this attraction first. Kids will have the most fun at this exhibit because it is VERY hands on.  There is also a ride in this building called Shuttle Launch Experience. I did not ride it because we ran out of time, but it did look fun! atlantis-exhibit-kennedy-space-centerkennedy-space-center-crawl
  2. The Rocket Garden. Check out the times guide for when a guided tour is being conducted. The tour guide gives some great history and information about the rockets. Though the tour might be a little boring for little ones, the Rocket Garden itself has replicas of certain things that you can climb through or take pictures in. kennedy-space-center-rocket-garden
  3. Astronaut Meet & Greet. You can meet a real astronaut, not someone dressed up in a space suit (though they do have that too). I really enjoyed this experience. The astronaut will go through his experiences and then there is a Q&A time. Afterwards, get a photograph with the astronaut you met. There is also another time set aside for autographs. I didn’t know about getting autographs though and did not have anything to get signed.

    The astronaut we got to meet was Jon McBride

    The astronaut we got to meet was Jon McBride

  4. The Bus Tour. A Kennedy Space Center bus will take you on a tour of the Kennedy Space Center and Launch Pad area. I almost felt like it was a behind the scenes tour because you get to see real people doing their jobs and all the cool things on the property. TVs are on the bus that share some information about what you are about to see, but the bus drivers also share with you  lots of cool information.
  5. The Apollo Saturn V Center. The bus takes you to the Apollo Saturn V Center. This building is filled with both real and replica models of shuttles and engines. Don’t miss the mini shows that explain so much. I also liked that they had retired NASA employees that were available for questions. My husband who loves tech and space stuff loved this part. saturn-5-center-kennedy-space-center

These are just my top 5 Kennedy Space Center Attractions, there is a lot more to see and do. I wish I would of had more than one day to explore as I did not get to see everything that was there.

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What is your favorite Kennedy Space Center Attraction?

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Hey Sharonoox

Sunday 2nd of October 2016

This looks like so much fun! I haven't been to the Kennedy Space Center but would hope to visit someday.

Erlene A

Wednesday 28th of September 2016

I've never been to the Kennedy Space Center. It looks like a neat place to learn about NASA and visit with the family.

Adriana Lopez

Wednesday 28th of September 2016

It is funny I live in the area and I have never visited the Kennedy Space Center I guess now I have to visit. Cool tips and suggesttions.

foody schmoody

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

You know, we are heading to Disney in a few months and we have one day that we were going to go off and plan a family "non Disney" day. This might make a great trip!

Michele

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

I have never been there but after hearing about it I would love to go! I would love to see what the inside of one of those space shuttles looks like up close and personal.