Summer is on the way, and most families are making travel plans. If you’re considering making a trip to Orlando this summer, then Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is just a short drive away. There are a lot of fun, hands-on and educational things for kids to do, but here are three activities your kids will not want to miss.


A new, fully immersive multiple-story play experience is open. Designed for a younger generation of space explorers ages 2 – 12, Planet Play is an indoor interactive area where children play on the planets. Numerous interactive gaming and artistic components are designed to create a memorable learning experience including opportunities to map a constellation, climb a wormhole, walk on Saturn’s rings, and slide through an asteroid field. While kids play and learn, parents can enjoy a coffee, wine and beer bar in a comfortable lounge while watching their tiny explorers learn about space.

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is bringing new educational entertainment to our younger guests! The S.T.E.A.M. Team is giving guests the chance to learn more about science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics through fun experiments.

The S.T.E.A.M Team presents It’s a Matter of Fact inside Universe Theater daily. During this main performance, guests will learn just what matter is, its three states – solid, liquid, and gas – and see experiments using liquid nitrogen through interactive and guest- engaging performances. It’s a Matter of Fact is available every day in Universe Theater and is included with daily admission. Check the Daily Schedule for the showtimes upon your arrival. Explore More!


Launch into space with the Peanuts® gang during All Systems Are Go!, an exciting immersive experience featuring state-of-the-art puppetry, lights, sounds, and the beloved Peanuts characters.

Come along as Snoopy and Woodstock are called by a Launch Director to assist with the next NASA mission – Artemis. From training for the mission to testing the Orion spacecraft to visiting other planets, guests can go on a sensational, out-of-this-world 20-minute adventure full of history, education, and imagination.

America’s favorite four-legged cartoon friend and other Peanuts characters can be seen inside the transformed Universe Theater sponsored by Northrop Grumman. With three shows daily, audiences can attend the 30-minute showcase at one of the following times: 9:30AM, 12:15PM, and 1:30PM. Be sure to check the Daily Schedule for showtimes. Explore More!

Bringing children to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex can be an enjoyable and memorable trip. It’s a chance for them to learn while having fun, and may even inspire them to pursue STEM careers in the future.

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