Off-topic… go to Kennedy Space Center!

/begin non-WoW digression

I live near Orlando, Florida. Its the land of Mickey Mouse. Almost everyone I know has visited here at some point, or plans to do so at some time in the future. When they come, they make extensive plans to see Disneyworld, Universal Studios, Sea World, maybe even Gatorland.

How many of them go to Kennedy Space Center? Not nearly enough.

Today I took my kids there. They are ages 11, 5, and 4. The look of wonder on their faces when they saw the Rocket Garden was something to behold. Their dropped jaws as they watched the 3-D IMAX movie was worth every penny of the admission price. The wonder in their eyes as they touched a moon rock or sat in a space capsule was pure joy.

Yes, I am an admitted science geek. This stuff appeals to me perhaps more than it does the average person. But I challenge you to bring the most non-scientific-minded person you know to the Saturn V Center and see if their eyes don’t open a little wider during the deep rumble of the simulated launch.

I think that some people rule out the Space Center when they are in central Florida because they think that since its not a “theme park” it won’t be fun. My kids will attest otherwise.

/end non-WoW digression

P.S. – I was expecting to see a large red cat prowling the grounds of KSC, but it didn’t happen.


2 Responses to “Off-topic… go to Kennedy Space Center!”

  1. 1 BRK
    July 31, 2008 at 7:05 am

    We were a bit further south, on Cape Canaveral. 🙂



  2. 2 Xtian
    July 31, 2008 at 10:51 am

    I remember checking it out when we went on our family vacation to Disneyworld, maybe 15 years ago. When we got there, we learned that, serendipitously, a shuttle launch was scheduled for that day. A quick hustle down to the cape, and then I got to see a shuttle launch. It was hands down the best part of that vacation.

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