The Kennedy Space Center is a wonderful family destination, and so much more. They are a space center, amusement park, museum, nature reserve and an inspiration to achieve new heights.
Inspiring Young Minds
Throughout the entire complex, there is one theme in mind. There are little sayings everywhere that remind you of the mission and values of NASA.
The Space Program forced us to think outside the box. It also helped us win a war (the cold war) while advancing all of human kind.
The programs have brought us cell phones, computers and advanced medicine. They were the original ‘think outside the box’, and brought us items we had only dreamed about. While you are visiting the Kennedy Space Center, you live this experience.
The complex is located on a nature reserve. One of the attractions in the complex is a bus where you see the various launch pads.
The nature reserve features some of Florida’s best wildlife. Of special note are their wonderful birds that call the Kennedy Space Center their home.
A group of Eagles has a nest on the complex, and their nest is over 6 feet wide and weighs hundreds of pounds.
Space Travel Museum
There are so many artifacts at the museum it would be impossible to list them all here. There are several that will leave you and your family in complete awe.
There are moonstones, space rockets, space suits, and NASA itself. You do get to watch NASA at work.
The Future of NASA
The future of NASA is not clear. They are in a transition in the space program, to turning operations over to a private vendor.
I am hopeful for the new vendor, because it is in their best interest to keep all of the magic of NASA when they assume operations. It is a little sad to see NASA being widdled down (they are having voluntary layoffs), but who knows what space travel will look like for the next generation. I am optimistic that space travel, and the Kennedy Center, will remain intact.
There are many attractions to choose from at the Kennedy Space Center. IMAX Movies, virtual space trips, meet an astronaut and more.
The general admission tickets are good for two days of admission. You need two days if you plan to see everything the attraction has to offer. There is a lot of walking, so bring comfortable shoes.
The once in a lifetime events, would be the launches. Check Kennedy Space Center’s website for these upcoming events.