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Visit the Kennedy Space Center without leaving the couch

By
Danielle Valente
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We might have to put a pause on travel plans for the time being, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy an-out-of-this-world family excursion.

Curious about life on Mars? Wondering what it looks like inside Space Shuttle Atlantis? Get an up-close-and-personal experience right from home! All you need to do is find your nearest laptop and log onto the Kennedy Space Center's social media sites for a (virtual) intergalactic adventure. The Florida attraction is appealing to everyone in the family—little kids through teens—with a series of online offerings.

Tune in at 9:30am ET, Monday Wednesday and Friday, to keep the younger ones in your brood entertained with a presentation, which is followed by a Q&A session. Older kids will want to hop online at 1pm for age-appropriate presentations. Both of these offerings can be found on Facebook, and resources like at-home activities can be found on the attraction's website. Thanks to NASA teaching materials, experiments based on Bernoulli’s Principle and other nifty things to do, your scholars will be busy for hours.

At a time when visits to kids' museums is forbidden, parents don't have to worry about learning and keeping kids entertained: Plenty of institutions are taking their services online. If your pint-sized astronaut is also interested in checking out other activities, have a look at our virtual museum visits, stortyimes, classes and performances.   


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