On a recent vacation to Orlando we took a day trip to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral.
It’s less than 1 hour from Orlando & definitely worth spending a day with the kids.
There is a TON to see & do, and the visitor’s center has a number of massive buildings housing rockets, shuttles & space gear that will impress kids of all ages.
Here are the highlights of our day trip to the Kennedy Space Center.
Kennedy Space Center Day Trip With Kids
Our kids are small, so we didn’t know what to expect, but they’ve done a great job providing activities for kids and adults of all ages.
The rocket garden outside is impressive to walk through & take photos.
Inside, after a short welcome video, the screen moves aside to reveal the impressively displayed Atlantis Space Shuttle.
A pathway around the shuttle lets visitor get up close & see inside from all angles.
There’s plenty of “space” (pun intended) for the kids to run around, but we chose to ditch the stroller & carry the little one.
The kids can get up close & personal with many of the exhibits offering hands-on experiences.
If you want your kids interested in space, a visit to Kennedy Space Center should do the trick.
There are a number of different buildings, with convenient shuttle buses transporting people around the complex. The buses even offer a great tour with tons of fun facts & stats!
In between the buildings, there are many places to stop for photos.
There is tech on display everywhere with many interactive displays.
We emailed these fantastic photos to ourselves.
Another huge building displayed even bigger & more awesome rockets.
It’s hard to really show how large these buildings are in pictures, but I’ll try.
Eventually the kids got tired of running around, but luckily strollers were available to borrow.
The Kennedy Space Center completely exceeded our expectations & we will definitely be going back again once the kids are older.
If you’re planning to be in or near Orlando & have an extra day, the Kennedy Space Center offers great fun for the whole family.
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