The Atlantis exhibit was half exhibit and half Broadway show. I was amazed at how produced it was – but it was effective. You were led through a number of short movies which set up the original visions of NASA’s shuttle program and then with a music crescendo perfectly timed with the screen raised you saw Atlantis. It was suspended from the ceiling in the big exhibition area. The experience was so moving that people actually clapped! There were many informative exhibits and even a launch simulator to get a feel for what it was like to be a shuttle astronaut. Overall – a great adult or kid time.
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So Spacey: The Space Coast
Take time to visit the impressive display of technological inspiration at the Space Coast. Cape Canaveral is about an hour away from downtown Orlando. The Kennedy Space Center offers museums, tours, and activities—all of which will pique the little ones' interest in science and engineering. Want a truly far out experience? Teens and adults can lift off in a rocket simulator at the Astronaut Training Experience. Check the website for live rocket launch schedules. Launches are more frequent than you might think, with Atlas and Delta rockets blasting off sometimes a few times a month. It’s an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.