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Orlando Science Center

Address: 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803
Phone Number: +1 407-514-2000
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Ranked #31 of 110 Attractions in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: For more than 50 years, Orlando Science Center has been a place that inspires curiosity and...
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Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: For more than 50 years, Orlando Science Center has been a place that inspires curiosity and exploration. Truly one of the great activities for Orlando families, the Science Center encourages learning in a fun way. There's no better place that combines fun and knowledge all under one roof! For visitors from out of town, Orlando Science Center is a must for your "things to do in Orlando" list. With four floors of exciting exhibits, amazing giant screen and 3-D films as well as engaging live programming, the Science Center is the perfect family destination. We're also the ideal rainy day escape!

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172 reviews 172 reviews
53 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The science museum should utilize better the many empty spaces around the building to show more science experiments. In my opinion the explanations should be improved with more technical details. The movie theater was a good experience with a good explanation about the universe and telescopes.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My adult son and I went to the Orlando Science Center recently. I had read in here that parking was free but as it turned out, it was not. We ended up paying five dollars to park in their garage. Perhaps there was another parking area for guests of that establishment nearby that was free for visitors but I was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Have visited the museum several times throughout the year. Found it a good place to spend several hours with children before boarding a plane out of Orlando. In the last several years, some exhibits have been refreshed, while others (the dino exhibit) stayed the same. This time, we had free admission due to reciprocal benefits with another science museum, although... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I took my five and eight-year-olds on a day off of school. There was a technology/gaming event that took up almost every section of the Science Center. My boys were able to try a lot of the simulated exhibits, flying a plane and driving the Daytona 500. But honestly I was looking for a more well rounded experience. Completely my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This time around, I did not want to spend the day at any major Orlando attractions like Disney or Universal, and decided to visit the OSC for a day trip with my 2 kids. We ended up taking a family annual pass that can be used in a lot of other museums for free entry. With the pass, we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited the museum specifically to see the Bats Exhibit (adults, no children) and were not disappointed. The Bats exhibit was extremely well curated and after chatting with the director and his wife, we could see that his passion for these animals has driven his success. The exhibits were wonderful, educational, and showed a true level of concern for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited the Orlando Science Center the day after Christmas with our almost three year old. The admission price seemed a little steep, but once we got in and saw everything there was to do and see it definitely seemed worth it. I was still worried that a three year old wouldn't have as much fun as an older child,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We went to the Orlando Science Center for an late morning/early afternoon date. We weren't sure what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised. There's a physics activities floor where you can play around while learning about sound waves, electricity, and laser lights. There are live bats in the bat exhibit and you can learn a lot about them and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Prior to my visit, as I read reviews on OSC I was looking forward to an educational, fun and interactive experience with my kids aged 9 and 7, as well as nieces aged 17 and 15. The visit totally surpassed expectations as we spent 5 hours there and no one was bored for even a minute! The highlight of my... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Very easy to find. Parking is cheap and close. Building is 4 floors of fun exhibits. My kids ran from one activity to the next. I liked seeing the Bats exhibit. Tons to do. The science experiment lab was very cool.

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