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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: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: For more than 50 years, Orlando Science Center has been a place that...
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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Interesting for everyone, fun and education for kids

This is definitely a perfect place for kids to learn about sciences like physics but also areas like weather or dinosaurs are well explained and many interactive experiments help... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a perfect place for kids to learn about sciences like physics but also areas like weather or dinosaurs are well explained and many interactive experiments help to understand how science works.

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Sebring, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Orlando Science Center was a fantastic getaway/field trip for an elementary schooler's gifted program. I will say, though, after visiting world class museums around the US, this may pale in comparison.

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Wildwood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We went to the Orlando Science Center on a Friday. Our 2 children that went with us are 17 and 14. I first thought there were not enough things for children our age to do, but soon found there were many things that interested them. The OSC is well put together and there were plenty of staff to answer questions... More 

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New Glasgow, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We read great reviews and were excited to go during our Florida vacation. In our opinion, this would be a good outing if you have young children, up to the age of seven or so. For us, two adults and a 13 year old, most of the exhibits were not appealing. A few very interactive simulator exhibits on the 2nd... More 

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Niteroi, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This atraction is out of the parks&shopping axis, but it is amazing for all ages... We can be in close touch with several experiments which give life to all curiosity that most of us have about several natural phenomenon. It is a very exciting visit and it's better to save one whole day to it. I strongly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If I could give this science center more than five stars, I would. My son had such a fun time here and learned so much. We came for a day just to check it out and left with annual memberships and the desire to return weekly. The staff was very friendly and personable. They engaged my son in conversation and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Just left couldn't wait to write a review. Accidentally spent 3 hours here!!!!!! Kids were enjoying themselves. A lot of fun little things to do on each level. Not expensive at all. Would highly recommend for kids and a date day. Noticed they're doing renovations will add more fun to the already fun place !!!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My husband, 2 year old son and I got rained out of disney so we picked this as an alternative. Such a terrible experience. We paid $38 which wasn't terrible, got two wristbands. My son wore mine for a while then threw it out. Nobody even checked if I had a band. There's no map of the entire place, and... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to leave a review, Mariah. It helps to hear the opinions of our guests and we're sorry that you had a negative experience. What was the date of your visit? That will help us examine the staffing concerns you raised in your review. As far as maps and directories, we offer a daily program handout... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If you get rained out of Disney, this is a great no so pricy alternative. Kids will have endless fun and adults will find it interesting as well.

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Heathrow, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Everytime that our grandsons are with us at our North Orlando Home we take them to Orlando Science Center. To put it SIMPLE; they are few Places in north Orlando, besides Parks Atractions to the South, that you can take them to share, lern and enjoy...so much. All kids, from the very small ones up to12 years, or even more,... More 

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