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Orlando Science Center, Orlando

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Observatory Science Museum
Orlando Science Center offers permanent and temporary exhibits designed to encourage curiosity about science and the natural world. Visit the exhibit halls to discover how the universe and our planet were created, find out why the sky is blue, and explore black holes. You can learn about dinosaurs and ancient mammals. Head through the science park to bone up on transportation and geography. At Nature Works, you can interact with creatures from Florida's diverse ecosystems. The center also features an area for smaller children. Our Orlando trip builder makes visiting Orlando Science Center and other Orlando attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • On a rainy evening we came to check out the science center for the first time. Summer extended hours were great. After 5 the bar comes out, which really calmed the nerves from the crying kids. Being a...  more »
  • If you are already a little sick of so many parks and want a ride more light, this is a legal alternative. It's a chance to have a little bit of scientific culture for children at a reasonable price, and, above all, a relaxing and fun in the air conditioning.
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  • The Orlando Science Center is a great place for kids and adults of all ages. There are several floors of exciting exhibits, demos and videos to see and experience. The weather and earthquake exhibits ...  more »
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  • This place is amazing for children. My family is visiting Orlando and we are so happy to have found this place. My children are 1 and 2 years old and we found plenty of fun, entertaining and educational things to do. With so many floors we could spend days exploring and not see the same thing twice. I especially appreciated the focus on sciences and the age range of learning. I saw infants to teenagers learning and having fun. My only issue was the food choice. I would like to see a healthier maybe locally owned option instead of Subway. We will be back next time we are in town.
  • Extremely kid oriented!!! Hands on for everything which is wonderful! We enjoy the Denver Science Museum a lot yet this far exceeds even that! Every part of this is science yet it turns it into a children's museum by making every learning aspect hands on rather than a picture to look at with a sign to read about it. We did not even have time for all 4 floors! Ended up switching our day pass to a membership and will travel the 2 1/2 hours back again!
  • My kids loved this place, definitely better for toddlers and young kids. It was a good break from the theme parks and there was plenty of things for them to do. Very interactive but there were also guided tours short enough to keep their attention and some movies throughout the day as well. Best part was the fact that we escaped the heat for the day and it was not crowded at all. Only downer was that the only thing to eat was Subway, don't get me wrong I love Subway, but their kids menu isn't the best.
  • Our family LOVES a day at the science center! There is always so much to do there, but if you have little ones, you have to make some time for Kid's Town. The large dome movie theater is another must-have, they play some great short films there and the experience is amazing. The exhibits change often, so it's almost something new every time. They also have a Subway in the building, so you can make it an all-day outing and not have to worry about packing and carrying lunch. Get there early so you have time to see as much as you can!
  • My 8 year old grandson and I had a wonderful day here! The activities are interactive. It was crowded but we were able to get to what he wanted to do and see. The summer camps that come in are a bit much with so many kids in every direction but the Volunteers were making sure they were taking turns.

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Orlando is famous for its high concentration of budget, mid-range, and luxury hotels. The city caters to every tourist's needs, with accommodations ranging from inexpensive hostels and motels to five-star resorts and lavish private villas. Orlando is a busy city all year long, so plan ahead and book your stay well in advance. To avoid the crowds of the big theme parks, consider renting a vacation house or condo just outside the city, or explore one of the area's campgrounds or RV resorts.
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