If you have some kids to entertain over the winter break, the Kennedy Space Center has a free ticket deal for kids good through Jan. 7. One child, age 11 and younger, gets in free with one paid adult admission — that's a deal worth $40. Adult admission to the space center's visitor complex is $50, and $40 for children ages 3-11. The offer is available at the front-gate ticket plaza, but not for advance purchase.
The visitor complex is decked out for the holidays and Santa and Mrs. Claus will make daily visits through Dec. 24. And for the first time, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will be open on Christmas Day.
For information, go to www.kennedyspacecenter.com/holidays-space.aspx or call (877) 313-2610.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex features interactive programs, including meeting real astronauts. The standard bus tour, included with admission, explores the history of the Apollo moon and space shuttle programs with panoramic views of Kennedy Space Center and a stop at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, where visitors see an authentic 363-foot Saturn V moon rocket and relive the historic Apollo missions that saw man land on the moon.
Other activities include Shuttle Launch Experience, a simulated journey of vertically launching into space and orbiting Earth aboard the space shuttle, as well as the Astronaut Training Experience, Rocket Garden, two IMAX theaters, U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame and more.