Attractions For Everyone
A trip to the Central Florida needn’t only be about the sunshine, the beach, the amusement park rides, and the great food.
There’s opportunity to have big fun and learn a little something at the same time. Shhh! Don’t tell the kids!
We have great attractions, and so much more to enhance anyone’s trip to the Space Coast.
You’re never too young or too old to learn about the natural environment and the history of a place, whether you call it home, or your home away from home.
So, by all means, enjoy the beach, the abundant sunshine, the amusement park rides, and the great food, but plan at least a few hours (or more) during your trip for a little something extra.
Perfect for that rainy afternoon, skip the movies and check out some real entertainment. You and your children will be glad you did.
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Brevard Zoo (Melboune)
We are a small Zoo that does big things! Each and every day, Brevard Zoo not only provides exceptional care for our own animals, but is immersed in critical field projects working to protect threatened and endangered animals around the world.2
Andretti Thrill Park (Melbourne)
Andretti Thrill Park has been a staple of entertainment and family fun in the Central Florida area for the last 18 years. Our beloved guests have traveled from all over the country to come here to enjoy the finest in family entertainment. We are centrally located on Florida's famous Space Coast. Our 6 acre park offers a variety activities from go-karts to arcade games to mini golf to lazer tag! We have the perfect selection for people of all ages!! We can't wait to see you all at the park very soon!1
The Cocoa Beach Pier (Cocoa Beach)
A historic landmark on Florida's Space Coast, the world-famous Cocoa Beach Pier stretches 800 feet over the Atlantic Ocean and is home to restaurants, bars, gift shops and live musical entertainment. In addition to great fishing, the Cocoa Beach Pier offers fishing equipment rentals, beach rentals, fresh water showers, regulation beach volleyball courts, lifeguards year round and some of the absolute best surfing on the East Coast!1
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation (Cape Canaveral)
The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse has stood on the cape for over 150 years.In the beginning the current lighthouse was located about a mile and a half east toward the tip of Cape Canaveral. It was not, however, the first lighthouse located on the cape. The first tower, built of brick, was just 65 feet tall. After many mariners voiced their concern that this structure was not tall enough to sufficiently warn ships of the abundance of shoals just off the cape shores, the government approved construction of the current tower.Todays lighthouse was originally built about 80 to 90 feet from the first brick tower but was moved inland in the late 1800's due to the encroaching sea.
Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral (Cape Canaveral)
Get a spectacular bird’s eye view of Port Canaveral and its surrounding areas from two observations desks at the Exploration Tower. Discover more about this unique part of Florida from seven floors of exhibits and interactive play. Features: Indoor and outdoor observation decks, Event Venues, Auditorium, Exhibit Space, 5,500 ft on four floors, Gift Shop, Café.
Jetty Park (Cape Canaveral)
Your Recreation Destination! Jetty Park is one of the most sought-after points of interest in Brevard County. With 35 acres at your fingertips there is a variety of activities available, making Jetty Park your recreation destination. Whether relaxing on the beach or a family reunion at one of our rentable pavilions, Jetty Park has something for everyone. While we look forward to your visit, pets are not allowed in Jetty Park and we ask that you please leave them at home. The Beach If surf and sand are in your plans, visit our 4.5 acres of soft, pristine, sandy beach designated for Jetty Park guests. On the beach you are protected with lifeguards on duty all year round. You won't even have to bother with dragging along those cumbersome chairs and umbrellas. Jetty Park has a vendor located on the beach where everything can be rented including chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, paddle boards, boogie boards, etc.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (Titusville)
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the NASA story, offering a full day or more of fun and educational activities. Space Shuttle Atlantis includes over 60 interactive exhibits. The KSC Bus Tour features the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket. See Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S Astronaut Hall of Fame, Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D & IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted and many other interactive exhibits. Just outside Orlando, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is open daily at 9 am. Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (Merritt Island)
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established to: Provide habitat for migratory birds, provide habitat and protection for endangered species, provide habitat for natural wildlife diversity, provide opportunities for wildlife-dependent recreational activities.The refuge is open daily sunrise to sunset. The Visitor Information Center is open 8 am to 4 pm seven days a week from November- March, closed on Sundays April - October. The Visitor Center is closed on some federal holidays.
Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory (Cocoa)
The Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory, or AMPO, also known as the Eastern Florida State College Planetarium and Observatory, is an astronomical observatory and planetarium at Eastern Florida State College in Cocoa, Florida. The facility consists of a planetarium, public observatory, large-screen movie theater, exhibit halls, multi-media classroom and an art gallery.Planetarium and observatoryThe 210-seat planetarium theater is a 70-foot overhead hemisphere onto which images from a variety of projectors are shone, to simulate the night sky and to provide multimedia educational and entertainment programs to area schools and to the public. On the rooftop public observatory, visitors can view planets, stars, galaxies and other objects directly through a 24in RitcheyChrétien telescope operated by observatory staff and members of the Brevard Astronomical Society.
Space Coast Segway Tours (Cape Canaveral)
A guided Segway® tour makes for a fun event for families, couples, friends, business collegues, or individuals. The pace is perfect with a few stops along the way to take in the scenery and enjoy your experience. Take in the sights of historical Florida homes. Catch the cruise ships amongst the bustling Port Canaveral area... perhaps even a US Navy Submarine. Maybe find a Geocache® or two. Maybe spot a few dolphins and sea turtles. See the VAB or maybe even a rocket launch from across the lagoon.
Space Coast Stadium (Viera)
Space Coast Stadium is a baseball stadium in Viera, Florida, owned by Brevard County, Florida. It has served as the spring training facility for the Florida Marlins (1994-2002), Montreal Expos (2003-2004), and Washington Nationals (2005-2016) and as the home field of the Brevard County Manatees (1994-2016). After renovation, it is scheduled to reopen as a baseball/softball venue - part of a new multi-sport complex operated by the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) in the fall of 2017. Since 2017, it has been the home field of the USSSA Pride women's professional fast-pitch softball team.
Sea Turtle Preservation Society (Indialantic)
The society’s goal is to help maintain the current sea turtle population and to prevent a potentially irreversible decline in that population through: Maintaining the Sea Turtle House where visitors are always welcome to view and discuss our sea turtle displays and learn more about how to protect them. Sea turtle related merchandise is available for purchase. The proceeds are used to help fund our sea turtle programs.
Wild Horse Rescue Center (Mims)
The Wild Horse Rescue Center (WHRC) is dedicated to the preservation of America's wild horses. We rescue, rehabilitate, and find new homes for mustangs and burros. We provide educational clinics and seminars to the public. We are based in Mims, Florida.
Adventure HQ (Palm Shores)
Located in Palm Shores (Melbourne), Florida, Adventure HQ is the most action-packed center on the Space Coast. Owned by new Space Coast residents, the Pawley family, Adventure HQ is a place where climbers, OCR competitors, cross-fitters, action sport athletes, families, friends, and businesses can get together to enjoy unique, world-class facilities. Adventure headquarters is a 33,000-square foot facility, and it’s bursting at the seams with activities. Between roped wall climbing and bouldering, a ninja obstacle course, the “Crazy Climb” area, and available fitness classes- physical adventures are just the beginning!