Orlando Science Center

Popular Attraction in Orlando

Orlando Science Center makes for a pretty fun and interesting day (or half-day) excursion away from the city’s bumper lineup of amusement parks, presenting an array of exhibits and hands-on activities located just outside of Downtown Orlando. Open every day (apart from Wednesdays) from 10:00 until 17:00, prices for adults cost around $20 while discounts are given for kids, seniors and students with valid ID cards.

The range of exhibits is "designed to inspire curiosity and exploration" according to the Orlando Science Center themselves while there is also a range of shows, presentations, and hands-on interactions throughout that aim to "bring the exhibits to life".

Among the highlights include Nature Works, a huge space on the ground floor that details much of the surrounding Central Florida wildlife and ecosystems, which offers a great insight into how all living things in this area of the world interact with one another. Another area for younger children is Kids Town just nearby, a miniature town full of fun and interactive games.

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For the budding paleontologists out there, head up to the fourth floor of Orlando Science Center to find the cool Dino Digs area; it’s here where you can uncover fossilized dinosaurs, inspect huge dinosaur eggs and see the habitats of these beautiful beasts that roamed the Earth all those years ago.

Interestingly, Florida’s largest public refractor telescope can be found on the sixth floor. Named the ‘Crosby Observatory’, it’s open from 15:00-17:00 for ‘Sun Watch’ on the first Saturday of every month, and from 17:00-21:00 on the first and third Saturday of the month (although other exhibitions in the Orlando Science Center are closed during these after hours).

A couple of new attractions to shake things up at this already-fascinating tourist attraction in Orlando include the ‘Hands-On Harley-Davidson (a Harley Davidson that you can put your hands on), and also the very colorful Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit – one especially good for the toddlers.

Away from the exhibits, the Orlando Science Center also promises a regular lineup of videos and presentations in three separate onsite theaters. These include the Dr. Phillips Cine Dome, the Digital Adventure Theater and Hollywood movies. Screenings include everything from learning about how humpback whales do whatever they do, to discovering more about space travel (with 3D glasses!). For the latest timetable of events and theater showings, best to check the Orlando Science Museum’s official website.

Orlando Science Center

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 daily
  • Address: 777 E. Princeton Street Orlando, Florida
  • Tel: +1 407-514-2000
  • Price Range: $19.95 for adults, $13.95 for kids
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