Is the final frontier really worth it?
September 15, 2010 12:35 PM Subscribe
Is a trip to Kennedy Space Center worth the investment of time and money? Additional question: if it is, would it also be entertaining to a three year old?
posted by dforemsky to Travel & Transportation (13 answers total)
More qualifications: my wife and I and our three year old will be in Florida, and we have never taken any of the bus tours of KSC. (I visited once for a couple of hours years ago, but did not have time to do any of the bus tours then). We will NOT be there anywhere near a launch date.
I've been to the Air and Space Museum (as well as the annex), and have been a space buff off and on since childhood. I already know a lot about the space program, so I would primarily be interested in seeing the launch sites as well as the assembly building, rather than the displays of the visitor's center. From what I have found online, none of the bus tours really get very close to either of those locations.
Admission to the visitor's center is $41 for an adult and $31 for a child, while the more in-depth bus tours are $21/$15, for a total of $170 for all of us, which is a lot, but worth it if the tour is "mind-blowing".
An additional wrinkle is our three year old. My wife has offered to drop me off at the space center and take her to the beach, rather than subjecting her to a potentially boring (to a three year old) tour and museum. Is there enough at KSC to be entertaining to a three year old?
I know a lot of this is personal preference, but for those of you who have gone, would you do it again or did you feel it was worth your investment.