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Orlando Science Center

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Address: 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803
Phone Number: +1 407-514-2000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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For more than 60 years, Orlando Science Center has been a place that...

For more than 60 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!

Please note, on Fridays and Saturdays through March 27, 2016 Orlando Science Center has extended hours for Star-Studded Evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for Digital Adventure Theater films and the Crosby Observatory (weather-permitting) only. After 5:00 p.m. exhibit halls will be closed.

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Wide variety of hands on exhibits

The Center is certainly a fun place to check out. While kid-centered, my husband and I had fun exploring the basics of electronics and lasers, dinosaur digs, and meteorology... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Shannon T
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Orlando, Florida

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the outside, the Orlando Science Center seemed like an fantastic place to visit. There are several floors of exhibits, but nothing to really make it special. There are dinosaur bones of course, but the science did not engage me, and the hands on attractions were not that engaging either. I have been to several similar museums across the country,... More 

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Seaford, Delaware, United States
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been several times and this is an excellent choice, especially if its raining. I would recommend get there early and also know if there's movies or imax shows you want to see, we seem to miss them every time. my boys could spend an entire day here, they love it

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Campinas, SP
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was there for 5 hours with my kids (13 a 9 yr old) and they love them. They asked me to retunr there to stay more time.

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Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Center is certainly a fun place to check out. While kid-centered, my husband and I had fun exploring the basics of electronics and lasers, dinosaur digs, and meteorology. When the Center closes at 5:00, you have access to the Crosby Observatory which provides access to the telescopes. It's a fun place, and it's great for a rainy day.

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Thank Shannon T
Wijk bij Duurstede, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 4 grandchildren aged from 1 to 8 and faced a rainy day in Orlando. The best chocie we made was the Science Museum. The hands on projects were interesting and engaging. The adults agreed that we had great fun with the kids but we all wanted to come back to enjoy the museum as adults. It did a... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived after seeing some great reviews on how this was great for all ages. Upon arrival, the building looked great and it looked like it would be tons of fun! We soon realized we were surrounded by children running around and most exhibits were mostly for kids. They even have a preschool downstairs, birthday rooms, etc that are all... More 

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Jennine M, Public Relations Manager at Orlando Science Center, responded to this review

Hi Birgitte, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and want to let you know that we are working hard to make Orlando Science Center both kid and adult-friendly. In the coming year, we are undergoing renovations to put in a larger KidsTown area which will keep the little ones occupied and allow us to bring in more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, even our 12 year old was entertained. They were having some sort of exhibit going on and it was very interactive and fun. The movie about the Galapagos islands was excellent.

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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first thing you think of a Science Center is that you will learn a lot about science just as plants, animals, human bodies and see great demonstration, human anatomy and so on. You will think that this science center is great for all ages. Sadly the science center felt more like a gigantic pre-school or day-care then a museum... More 

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Jennine M, Public Relations Manager at Orlando Science Center, responded to this review

Hi Jazmin, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and want to let you know that we are working hard to make Orlando Science Center both kid and adult-friendly. In the coming year, we are undergoing renovations to put in a larger KidsTown area which will keep the little ones occupied and allow us to bring in more... More 

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70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our little one 3 different times here to this incredible museum. She was 10 mos old the first time around, a year a half, and 3 1/2 years old. Not only did she enjoy the kids learning zone with the airplanes and trains, she also enjoyed learning about bees and orange groves and how to condense energy. She... More 

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Thank Kathryn H
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only thing we enjoyed were the Journey to Space show at the Cinedome. Came to see what this place was all about and now we know it will be a one time visit because this place is geared mostly to small children. Didn't really learn much on our visit so a little disappointed.

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Thank James W
Jennine M, Public Relations Manager at Orlando Science Center, responded to this review

Hi James, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and want to let you know that we are working hard to make Orlando Science Center both kid and adult-friendly. In the coming year, we are undergoing renovations to put in a larger KidsTown area which will keep the little ones occupied and allow us to bring in more... More 

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