Spaceships & Surfboards: Cocoa Beach With Your Grandchild

Hang ten and blast off as you take surfing lessons, explore the Indian River Lagoon, strap into a space shuttle experience and have lunch with a real-live astronaut on the Space Coast.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22825RJ
6 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Hang ten and blast off to Florida’s Space Coast. On this extraordinary adventure, you and your grandchild will learn to ride the waves together in one of the best surf spots in the East — Cocoa Beach, home to the legendary Ron Jon Surf Shop. Then head to Kennedy Space Center for an out-of-this-world experience. Come face-to-face with rockets and shuttles, watch larger-than-life 3D IMAX® films and strap into a shuttle experience designed by astronauts. From Florida’s lagoons and sparkling coast to the exciting new frontiers of outer space, explore three very different habitats with your grandchild by your side.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • At the Kennedy Space Center, have lunch with an astronaut and learn about life in space from someone who has been there firsthand!
  • Take a surfing lesson with your grandchild from one of Florida’s best surfing schools.
  • Kayak together around the harbor islands as you watch for wildlife like manatees, and see some wildlife up close during a live animal show.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Cocoa Beach, Florida (Then and Now Series)
by Wade Arnold
Cocoa Beach welcomes millions of visitors every year, but the city has always managed to keep a small town atmosphere. In 1940, it was a cozy little waterfront town with less than 50 people. A few years after World War II, America's space race began, and the city was never the same.

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