Kennedy Space Center
Space Commerce Way, Orlando
An hour east of Orlando, the Kennedy Space Center is, forgive us, out of this world. The place has justifiable widespread appeal—exhibits are as thronged with first-graders and tweens as they are with senior citizens. On the center’s grounds you’ll find the space shuttle Atlantis, the Saturn V rocket, simulated lift-off experiences, and rocks from the moon that you can touch. Set aside a full day to explore the fascinating exhibits, which chart all the historical moments of the race to space, up to the developments of today. Book in a lunch with one of the astronauts on-site—the enquiring minds of your mini explorers will thank you.