Christa McAuliffe Space Center

There's a new planetarium in town, and the Christa McAuliffe Space Center belongs to Alpine School District. Many people from Utah Valley remember attending field trips at Central Elementary. Fighting off an alien attack became a right of passage for fifth and sixth graders! The new building is very nice. Now,…

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Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral

We are huge space junkies here at Utah's Adventure Family. We love the sky and the stars. Just check out our Constellations tab! So when we traveled to Florida, Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral was on the top of list. We had such an amazing time there. We highly recommend…

Read more about the article Telescopes for Kids
Our boys love using the telescope.

Telescopes for Kids

I got my first telescope last year for Christmas, and I was so excited. It is called the Funscope, and can be had for less than $75. (Click each image below for more details).   As I tuned it in on Jupiter, I was stunned to see four tiny moons in a…

Read more about the article Natural Bridges National Monument | Family Guide
This is the Owachoma Bridge--largest in the park.

Natural Bridges National Monument | Family Guide

Natural Bridges National Monument is an amazing place in southeastern Utah, but it is not visited very often. This park was the first National Monument in Utah (1908), AND the first International Dark Sky Park in the world (2007). We found a lot of great adventures for families including: three beautiful…


BYU Planetarium

BYU has a planetarium on the 4th floor of the Eyring Science Center. We visited earlier this year for Astrofest, but we wanted to go to an actual planetarium show. The BYU planetarium holds shows on Friday nights at 7:00 and 8:00 during their Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters. After the…


BYU Astrofest

The large telescope was focused on Venus. BYU hosts an Astrofest every May at the Eyring Science Center. The event is free and there are astronomy related activities for all ages. There were many places to visit, and we didn't make it to all of them, but we will tell you about…

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