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Janurary 16-18, 2024

Join us for an immersive trip to Cape Canaveral for an adventure in space exploration!

Who its for:

Homeschooling families

Space Station and Kennedy Space Center programs are open to all families and all ages.

We will have two rocket building classes. These classes will be drop off and there is no need for parents to participate unless needed or wanted.

Intermediate program: 9 years to 12 years old

Advanced program: 13 years to adult

What it is: 

This is an immersive, hands-on educational program for students interested in the study of space. 

Our program hub will be the Space hotel - Courtyard Titusville Kennedy Space Center. We will start with our Rocket building presentation and hand-on workshops. We will explore the science of flight and STEM adaptations. Each participant will have a workbook used during the program and build their own low or high powered rocket.

The following day will consist of several private tours onto the Space Force Station for an in depth study of the history of space, the aerospace industry and rocketry. We will have lunch at the original rocket garden.

We will end our day with  free time to tour the Titusville area, explore the hotel, or hang out in the Space Bar!

Our final day will be at the Kennedy Space Center, the epicenter of space exploration and education. You are welcome to explore Kennedy Space Center on your own or join us to tour the park together to explore the many exhibits and offerings. Our tickets will include the bus tour to the Apollo/Saturn 5 Station where we will see behind the scenes restricted areas and the Vehicle Assembly Building which is able to house a full size rocket standing end to end. Our day will end at the close of the park, 5PM. 

 

Educational focus: STEAM


What's Included for each registered student age 9 to adult

  • Ticket for one day to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Gateway including bus tour to Apollo/Saturn V Center

 

Ticket includes: 

The Deep Space Launch Complex featuring Spaceport KSC

Space Shuttle Atlantis® and the Shuttle Launch Experience®

Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour

Apollo/Saturn V Center

Heroes and Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®

Astronaut Encounter

Planet Play

Rocket Garden guided tours

Journey to Mars

3D Space Films

Character Appearances

Other scheduled presentations and films

 

  • Private tour and escort onto the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Space Force Museum, Hangar C and Launch Complex 26

  • Private tour of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and the Keepers Cottage 

  • Sands Space History Museum visit

  • Rocket building presentation and workshop by rocketry instructor with HPR Level 1 Certification 

  • Low or mid-powered rocket kit for each student to build and take home 

  • Space themed program t-shirt 

  • Workbook for rocket presentation

  • Certificate of Completion for rocket program

 

Cost: $199

What's Included for parents and siblings of registered students:

  • Ticket for one day to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Gateway including bus tour to Apollo/Saturn V Center

  • Private tour of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and the Keepers Cottage on Cape Canaveral Space Force Station 

  • Private tour of Space Force Museum, Hangar C and Launch Complex 

  • Visit to Sands Space History Museum

  • A parent is welcome to assist their registered student during the rocket building workshop but are not required to stay - please, no siblings due to space constraints

 

Cost: $25

Optional: Parents and family may purchase a program t-shirt for $25.00

Itinerary 

Tuesday - January 16th

  • Optional - Check in at our hotel -  The Courtyard Titusville Kennedy Space Center

  • 2PM Rocket building presentation and hand-on workshops. We will explore the science of flight and STEM adaptations. Each participant will have a workbook used during the program and build their own low or high powered rocket.

 

Wednesday - January 17th 

  • 9:30AM Meet at the Sands Space Museum Parking lot 

  • Everyone must arrive on time to caravan onto the base together with our program leader. All cars driven onto the base must be registered.  

  • 10AM Tour of Lighthouse and keepers house

  • 11AM Tour Hangar C

  • 12PM - Picnic lunch at the Launch Complex 26 picnic area on the Space Force Station

  • 1PM - Tour of the Sands Space Museum

  • 2PM - On your own to explore the area or enjoy the hotel

 

Thursday - January 18th 

  • 9:45AM to 5PM We will be meeting at Kennedy Space Center to tour the park together-optional. You are welcome to tour on your own. 

INFORMATION REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE:

Due to the nature of this program, each participant and family members attending must be U.S. citizens.

 

All participating adults 18 years and up are required to submit the following information to gain admission on to the Space Force Station:

  • Drivers license number with State the license was issued

  • Date of birth

  • Phone number

  • Email Address


For each car driving onto base:

  • Car Tag Number and State

  • Color of the car

  • Make of the car

  • Model of the car

  • Year of the car

 

  • We will have a limit of 25 cars on the Space Force Base so car pooling may be necessary depending on sign-ups received.

  • This trip grants exclusive access not available to the public. Must be a US Citizen and able to provide documentation for every adult over 18 years. Children must remain under the supervision of parents at all times. 

  • Children under 4 feet cannot climb the lighthouse but can visit the first floor and all other venues. No children can be carried up the lighthouse steps.

  • CLOSED SHOES REQUIRED for all programs.

  • The lighthouse is not wheelchair accessible.

  • All children are required to be supervised the entire time we are on the Space Force Station.

 

 

Hotel Information

Our official hotel will be:

The Courtyard Titusville Kennedy Space Center

6245 Riverfront Center Boulevard Titusville, Florida 32780

Our hotel is a brand new space themed hotel and also the closest hotel to Kennedy Space Center and the Space Force Station! This hotel will also be where we will be having our rocket building program and our welcome meet-up on the 16th.

Situated in Titusville near the Kennedy Space Center, Courtyard Titusville Kennedy Space Center offers a convenient location along the Indian River with space center and launch pad views. Minutes away from the Canaveral Nat'l Seashore Beach

For our trip discount, the hotel is giving us an additional 15% of the list rate without prepayment.

 

Reservations for the event will be made directly with the link you will receive before our trip.

We hope you can join us!

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