Carnival Cruise Line partners with Kennedy Space Center to launch children’s space program at sea

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — In honor of World Space Week, Carnival Cruise Line announced that it is working with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to launch a children’s space program this November.


As part of Camp Ocean’s science and discovery programming, the Space Cruisers curriculum, supported by NASA, is designed to enable children of all ages to explore the universe and planet Earth in different ways.

Carnival said that its goal is to have the perfect balance of fun and education to give both younger guests and their families something to be excited about.

The Space Cruisers program will include:

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  • Optimal Orbit (ages 2-8) — learn the pull of gravity and how planets, satellites and other objects move through space in a hands-on experience with a giant trampoline.
  • Design Your Own Mission Patch (ages 6-11) — join the long-standing tradition among astronauts and design your own take-home mission patch to tell your story.
  • Space Cruisers Rocket Workshop (ages 6-11) — follow in the footsteps of NASA’s talented engineers and build your own paper rocket to fly high to the sky.

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  • Mars Base Connect (family-friendly) — explore the steps it takes to build a Mars base and come together with family members to create your own.
  • ASTRO! (family-friendly) — call out constellations as they’re displayed on a unique star projector in a space-themed BINGO game for the chance to win special giveaways.

The program will debut on Carnival Celebration when it sets sail on its inaugural voyage from Miami this November, and will then be rolled out to the Space Coast with Mardi Gras in Port Canaveral, in time for the holiday season.

Click here to learn more on Carnival Cruise Line’s website.

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