The first thing we find out as we pull up to the Visitor Center is it costs 10 bucks to park. Are you kidding me? Then we walk up to the ticket window and find out it’s 50 bucks a person. Holy Crap! I didn’t want to go to the Moon, I just wanted to learn a little about it!
After the initial shock wore off, we entered through the gates and into a fascinating look at the world of our childhood. I have always been fascinated by the drive, determination and fearlessness of the early years of NASA and now we are experiencing it face to face.
The displays, tours, bus rides and presentations quickly tell us two things… There is no way we are going to cover this all in a few hours and WOW, This is definitely worth every penny we paid!
Our day included a walk down the original launch pad gangway used by the Apollo Astronauts to access the Capsule. We took a bus tour out to the Assembly Building, visited the Launch Pads and then on to the Apollo/Saturn V Center. We watched an IMAX 3D presentation about Space Exploration. We wandered through the Rocket Garden and finished off the day visiting the Shuttle Atlantis up close and personal.
They were locking the gates by the time we left and we did not see it all. We will go back again I’m sure, and we’ll allow a lot more time to really immerse ourselves in the excitement of a time when we sent men to the Moon with less computing power than an iPhone!