Sit in Captain Kirk’s Chair Now through October 31, 2011, at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Florida

Costumes on Display, Star Trek: The Exhibition at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla.

Costumes on Display, Star Trek: The Exhibition at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla.

It would be illogical not to visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida this fall and experience Star Trek: A Fall Celebration. After all, the television series is celebrating its 45th anniversary and Florida residents can save $5 on admission! (General admission is $43 per person.) Last month I was the guest of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and viewed the Star Trek exhibit which has been extended from it summer engagement.


Pose for a photo while sitting in Captain James T. Kirk’s chair on the bridge of the Enterprise, enter the Starfleet Academy during Star Trek Live and admire costumes and props from both the original Star Trek series and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Sitting in the Command Chair of Capt. James T. Kirk, Star Trek: The Exhibition, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla.

Sitting in the Command Chair of Capt. James T. Kirk, Star Trek: The Exhibition, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla.

Flaunt those Spock Ears! It’s a Star Trek Halloween Costume Contest!

Visitors to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on October 8, 15, 22 and 29 are invited to come dressed as their favorite Star Trek character and participate in the Star Trek Halloween Costume Contest held at 11:45 a.m. in Astronaut Encounter Theater. Sign up to participate just before the event and there will be two categories, one for children under age 14 and adults. Winners will receive a certificate valid for two Commander’s Club Annual Passes.

If you’re planning to wear a costume, know there are some restrictions. All participants will be required to pass through security upon entrance and all bags will be checked. If taking the tour, participants will not be allowed to wear masks on Kennedy Space Center. Face makeup is accepted. Toy weapons will not be allowed on tour. No costumes will be allowed on the Cape Canaveral: Then & Now Tour. It is a government facility, after all.

Props from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla.

Props from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Fla.

Florida Resident Fall Offer Now through October 31, 2011

Residency has its privileges. Florida residents receive $5 off each admission for up to 6 people now through October 31, 2011. Florida resident ID and printed coupon are required so visit this link for more information.

While I work on writing and uploading about my recent Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex experience, read what some of my travel blogging colleagues have to say:

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Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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