Aviation Adventures and Space Exploration With your Grandchild
Enjoy a high-flying adventure with your grandchild as you get hands on in a shuttle simulator, take flight lessons aboard a Cessna 172 and learn how rockets work at a live presentation!
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Program No. 14914RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Take off with your grandchild on a thrilling exploration of flight at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center with Cosmosphere International SciEd Center and Space Museum. A certified flight instructor briefs you on aerospace history, design and operation before taking you on flight lessons aboard a Cessna 172.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Some walking and stairs required.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Put theory into practice in a 4-g centrifuge and F-16 systems trainer, and explore modern aircraft on a visit to an aircraft plant in Wichita, “the Air Capital City.”
  • In a Space Shuttle simulator, work together to accomplish mission goals, then build robots and rockets and participate in other hands on activities to improve communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Round out an exciting week of learning and adventure at Dr. Goddard's Lab, the Justice Planetarium, the Carey Digital Dome Theater and other area attractions.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 10-15.
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Tom Holcomb
Tom Holcomb combines his education background, a keen knowledge of space, plus humor and enthusiasm to create an experience that is “out of this world.” Indeed, Apollo 17 astronaut Eugene Cernan — the last man to walk on the moon — said some of the most exciting space education in the U.S. is going on at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. As education director, Tom Holcomb crafts the fascinating experience for participants young and old.
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