For younger kids, the Goddard
Visitor Center provides a fun,
scaled-down view of the universe.
small gem of learning and discovery, the Goddard Space Flight
Center is located within the city of Greenbelt, Maryland just
our family first entered The Goddard Space Flight Center we thought
its small size hadn't much to offer compared to other attractions
in the DC area, but soon discovered it was chock full of fun,
hands-on stuff for kids to do!
Upon arrival, the children were each handed a scavenger hunt sheet.
The only way to get the answers was to explore the museum and
search the displays and exhibits. This was a good way to get the
kids reading the facts while walking around slowly and not just
zooming around the place.
the game was completed, a space center guide checked to see how
many were correct, and the person with the most correct answers
won the prize. In the end every child won a poster and a pencil
and they all walked away smiling
the smaller ones, the space shuttle cockpit was big hit. The dress-up
box allowed them to try on astronaut suits, although I had to
explain that they couldn't bring them home with them!
Little spacesuits provide a perfect
fit for dreaming of a career in space ...
here, also don't miss the "Science
On A Sphere" exhibit, featuring four projectors that
work together to cover a 6-foot wide sphere with photos. Together
they create 3-D images that teach the audience about the Earth
and the space around it.
watching their imaginations take off was priceless. It was like
they were really zooming through space.
is such a huge universe out there for kids to learn about. The
Goddard Space Flight Center museum gives just the right amount
of knowledge for young, growing and interested minds.
DC take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Route 295) North
to Greenbelt Road (Route 193). Take Greenbelt Road East for approximately
2.5 miles. Turn left onto IceSat Road. Turn left to reach the
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