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Rylan's Review:
   I got to meet a real live astronaut! They have the coolest job ever! We had fun in the launch experience, and the IMAX movies were good, too.
    It is a lot more neat than I thought - I kinda thought it was gonna be boring - but now I want to go back on a field trip. You might wanna bring a camera!

Mom's Notes:

   There are few among us who have never dreamt of being an astronaut when we grew up. There is something about outer space that children find mesmerizing. Between the lack of gravity, the crazy space suits, and the prospect of aliens, outer space is just fascinating to kids. Even as an adult, the concept of space exploration is awe-inspiring. For an up close tour of NASA behind the scenes, the Visitor's Complex at the Kennedy Space Center allows guests to tour the facilities, learn about space exploration, and feel like an astronaut for a day. General admission prices include a bus tour, IMAX movies, tour of the visitor complex, and the astronaut hall of fame. Ever wonder what goes on in a launch countdown? Visitors can prepare for takeoff in a simulated launch experience designed by the astronauts in the Shuttle Launch Experience. Want to see the real thing?

   View the launch pads and the Saturn V moon rocket by bus with the NASA bus tour. The bus departs every fifteen minutes and is self guided; guests can choose when to get off and how long they would like to stay at each stop. Kennedy Space Center features two five story IMAX screens giving viewers a 3-D glimpse into the view from space. Although movies may change, all features contain actual footage shot from space by NASA astronauts. For the price of a regular admission ticket, you can enjoy an astronaut meet and greet. Have your questions answered by experienced astronauts. Photographs and autographs are welcome. Check the website for schedule of events as speakers change frequently. In the US Astronaut Hall of Fame, visitors can view collections of astronaut memorabilia while learning about NASA's heroes in space.

   A G-Force trainer allows visitors to feel up to four times the force of gravity, and there is an impressive exhibit called Science on a Sphere showing what weather and traffic patterns on earth look like from space. The Kennedy Space Center is great fun for kids and adults alike. There is so much to learn and experience it can be difficult to squeeze it all in to one day. Consider buying a yearly pass- it pays for itself in two visits. And through the end of 2012, adults can purchase a yearly pass for only 5 dollars more than the cost of a single admission ticket!

SR 405, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899

Admission (subject to change - last we checked it was):
Adult: $45.00
Child (3-11): $35.00
Parking: Free

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Hours(subject to change - last we checked hours were):
Daily: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
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Jacob Tip:   Taking your kids to science and museum type activities can really get them interested in a real career down the life road!
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