The first thing we did was the Shuttle Launch Experience. In it, you get to experience what "take off" feels like and learn the things that happen while being launched from the earth to the vacuum of outer space. We didn't do the whole thing, just observed, 'cause of my back(next year when Sweetie Pie goes, we will go all the way!) It is very educational in a fun way because the announcer explains all the things that are going to happen and why before you experience them. Then you "board" the shuttle and experience the shaking and the tilt and the noise that goes along with being launched!
Outside the ride, there is a static display of a retired shuttle. There you can walk inside and get up close to it.