Recommended by our friends the Gardners and my brother – all big space fans. We paid for my brother (and sister-in-law) to have lunch with an astronaut for his birthday a few years ago. It was easy to book online.
A small group get to dine with the star of the daily Astronaut Encounter. The featured astronaut gives a special briefing, with insights into their space missions and will then answer individual questions, give autographs and pose for photos.
The current roster of astronauts include: Al Worden, Bob Springer, Bruce Melnick, Charlie Walker, Jon McBride, Wendy Lawrence and Winston Scott. Go to http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/lunch-with-an-astronaut.aspx and visit the upcoming events for a list of Astronaut Encounter & Lunch With an Astronaut guests.
Current price is $24.99 for adults and $15.99 for children ages 3-11, in addition to admission.