Prior to our cruise we visited the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. I had been as a child and had good memories, it seemed to be something Daughter would love.
The normal cost to visit is $50 for adults and $40 for children but we received our ticket for free. I will write that information in its own post and link it here. Parking for a car is $10. The normal operating hours are 9am – 7pm. https://stretchingittotravel.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/free-tickets-to-kennedy-space-center-in-florida/
We arrived promptly at 9am and picked up our tickets at the will call window.
We knew we should start with events that are on a schedule so we hit the I-max movie first that was included in our admission.
Then we looked at a couple of displays while waiting for our bus tour to take us out to the launch pad areas. We climbed the gantry to see a launch pad in the distance.
The bus tour took us out to the observation areas and then the Apollo Center.
We finished out our day at the Rocket Garden.
When we visited they had not quite completed the display area for the space shuttle. That is now included in your visit.
To be honest for the $140 plus parking it would have cost us I would have been VERY disappointed. I know they have huge displays to upkeep and the bus tour adds to the cost, but really $140? It was not as cool as I remembered it as a child. Our visit lasted about 5 hours and we did not purchase any extra tours.