Kids in the Orlando metro area are in luck when it comes to school field trips. There are plenty of outstanding Orlando Attractions that will make for great destinations to go for a day outside of the classroom.
The Kennedy Space Center has to be near the top of any list of the best places to go on school trips in Orlando. Known as the “greatest space adventure on Earth,” the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex gives its guest the opportunity to walk under the largest rocket ever made (it’s supposed to be good luck), meet an actual NASA astronaut who has been in space (and made it back) and touch a rock from the moon. In addition to those special treats, admission to the Kennedy Space Center allows visitors to experience Space Shuttle Atlantis, a Shuttle Launch Experience, the Angry Birds Space Encounter and the center’s Twin IMAX 3-D Film Theaters.
Guests of the Kennedy Space Center also receive special viewing for rocket launches – a perk that could come in handy later on this month. On October 23 from 5:53-6:12 pm, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket will deploy the Air Force’s fifth Block 2F navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System. The rocket will fly in the medium configuration with two solid rocket boosters and it will take off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Any students who head to the popular Orlando Attraction on that day may want to stick around for the launch.
Another good Orlando Attraction to visit on school trips is the Museum of Arts and Sciences Orlando. Founded in 1955 and chartered by the State of Florida in 1962, the Museum of Arts and Sciences is the largest museum in Central Florida and it is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Made up of a number of different pieces – including the Klancke Environmental Education Complex, the Root Family Museum, the Cuban Foundation Museum and the Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building – the Museum of Arts and Sciences is the place to go if you want to see everything from Coca-Cola artifacts to the skeleton of a Giant Ground Sloth.
Another thing that makes the MOAS a great place to visit for school trips is the Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum. The 9,300-square-foot mini-museum opened nearly five years ago and it has been delighting visitors ever since with professionally designed interactive exhibits that demonstrate various principles of science. Group tours of the museum that meets the Sunshine State Standards and designed to extend the classroom experience are available.